Graphics and Communication

Sarah James

Senior Lecturer – Visual Communication

BA (Hons) 3D Design Glass and Ceramics, PGCE


Specialist design practice in 3D Design – decorative architectural glass. In addition, drawing practices and illustration.

25 years of teaching practice involving implementation of creative curricula in schools and most recently at the Arts University Bournemouth.

Professional practice

At AUB, Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication, particularly theoretical concepts and contextual studies. Prior experience in schools and adult education teaching art and design practice (drawing, experimental watercolour, leaded glass). Longstanding committment to the integration of theory and practice and the use of art as teaching method (Creative Learning Partnerships – Maths and the Decorative Arts).

Following BA (Hons) 3D Design Glass and Ceramics, continual professional practice of design and fabrication of architectural leaded glass. Numerous domestic commissions as well as architectural projects, notably Birmingham Art School refurbishment, Birmingham Assay office and The Criterion Restaurant, Piccadilly Circus.

Currently undertaking MA in Illustration spacialising in drawing and bookarts.


Professional memberships

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
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