Mr Richard Wood

Mr Richard Wood

School Technical Manager

School of Society and Culture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Faculty of Arts Humanities and Business

School Technical Manager  School of Society and Culture | Plymouth Institute of Education | Plymouth Business School 


Masters - Entrepreneurship in Creative Practices 

Postgraduate Certificate of Education

 BA Hons

Institute of Leadership And Management 

A1 NVQ Assessor Level 3 


Professional membership

Member IST


Roles on external bodies

Accreditation to the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths

Higher Education and Technicians Educational Development - HEaTED 



Teaching interests

I hold a PGCE , PGCAP 700 and really enjoyed the GTA  experience. I lectured for 11 years on both BA Hons Applied Arts and BA Hons Contemporary Craft Degrees . I was Acting Head Of Programm BA Hons Spatial Design for one year. 

I delivered Specialist , bespoke and guest invited programmes under Iron Arts , the business I founded to deliver a range of Fine Art, Blacksmith craft , design and solution development packages to a range of clients and invited guests. Including Devon Rural Crafts, Dartmoor Arts, Schools and Colleges in Devon and Cornwall, independent crafts providers such as The Old Kennels at Dunkerswell, Carpenter Oak, and Sticklepath Museum, one of the last remaining water powered forges and tilt hammers .

 My teaching philosophy was always to engage people in learning , absorbing skills and knowledge to use in the reflection of their own solutions and outcomes. Work of a high order needs a wide range of skills , knowledge, solutions and tactics - never grown overnight, but are fun to try !