The Maker and the Retailer

Ptolemy Mann. Photograph Alun Callender
Ptolemy Mann. Photograph Alun Callender

It may be the holiday season but here at SITselect, we are busy planning our autumn programme. There are a treats a-plenty in store but we are particularly delighted to announce that on Wednesday October 15th,  we will be staging a day of discussion and debate at Heal’s Quarter Cafe in Tottenham Court Road, London.

Flutter collection by Peter Ting
Flutter collection by Peter Ting

The Maker and the Retailer looks at the vital but thorny issue of combining craft with commerce. The first of the three sessions sees internationally acclaimed ceramicist Peter Ting (whose Flutter design has been used by Oasis Stores for one of their A/W 2014 fashion collections)  discussing the role commerce playing in fostering innovative craft and design with textile artist/designer Ptolemy Mann and Heal’s Creative Director Carmel Allen.  In the second, Gemma Waggett, RCA graduate and founder of e-store Nothing by Navy, will talk about getting started, her next career steps and reveal her exciting new work. And in the third, Guy Hills, co-founder of Dashing Tweeds, will tell the story of this exciting, innovative and distinctly idiosyncratic textile and menswear company.

Guy Hills, photograph by Charles Gervais
Guy Hills, photograph by Charles Gervais

And as if that isn’t enough to tempt you to London, the ticket price also includes a very delicious lunch shared with the speakers. Not to be missed.

The day runs from 10.45am – 3pm at Heal’s Quarter Cafe, Tottenham Court Rd, London W1T 7LQ. Tickets cost £32 and can be purchased via our website, http://www.stroudinternationaltextiles.org.uk/heals.html

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