Sam Canning is a lecturer into the Digital Media and Industrial Design programs at Griffith on the Gold Coast campus. Originally from the UK Sam Emigrated to Australia in 1997.
On leaving school Sam trained as a French Polisher specialising in antique restoration using hand polishing using only traditional methods. He made furniture for a number of years before coming to Australia. During this time Sam developed an interest in CNC machining and its potential for craft practice.
Sam studied Industrial Design at QUT 2001-2003 after which worked for Brisbane based Industrial Design consultancy CMD
Began working at QCA as a sessional staff member in 2007 switching to full time in 2015.
PhD student from 2012 researching 3D Printing and its potential for craft practitioners.
Sam is currently interested in learning through making and the blending of traditional craft knowledge and new technologies.