Wayne Anthony Pottinger
Product and Furniture Design lecturer
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Wayne Pottinger is a lecturer and coordinator of the level five (second year) Product and Furniture Design course. Before joining Birmingham City University Wayne established his own design practice alongside Natalie Cole. Pottinger and Cole’s practice designed and developed products for retail and their objects were stocked in well-respected furniture and product retailers in the UK and abroad.
The practice utilized local manufacturers in the West Midlands to produce elements of their objects, as well as producing elements in house using their studio workshop. This approach formed a central strategy for the practice and has given Wayne a depth of knowledge regarding manufacturing processes, methods and techniques.
As well as the development of furniture and products, the practice also undertook projects in design sectors such as interior design, exhibition design, one off furniture commissions and public installations. The practice has also worked with several organizations such as the Crafts Council, Crafts Space and local authorities.
These experiences are now being transferred to design students participating on the Product and Furniture Design course.