The work of the MTP research group can evidence significant impact upon
the field of applied arts practice, industry, public audiences and
education through material and process related innovations leading to
formal and conceptual advances and their application in social contexts.
Exemplary work by Cummings has brought the technique of glass casting into
the main stream of studio glass practice; Heeney has reformed industrial
working practices concerning traditional cutting boxes and soda-firing for
use in architectural scale work; Brennand-Wood has reformed cultural
perceptions of ornament through the reinterpretation of textile ornament
in the context of cultural and political commentary.