We are feeling rather pleased with ourselves here at SIT HQ. What began as an idea for a small seminar, has grown into a day-long Symposium attended by some of the most illustrious names in the worlds of contemporary craft and design.
We have Grant Gibson, Editor of Crafts Magazine discussing the question ‘Is the division between Craft and Design still relevant today?’ with the Chair of Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen Mary Greensted and leading designers Simon Pengelly and Nick Munro, followed by a seminar in which we ask a panel – which includes ceramicist Michael Eden and textile designer Harriet Wallace Jones – whether craft has to be handmade? All that, plus talks from a line up of innovative designers such as wallpaper artist Tracy Kendall, winner of the Elle Decoration British Design Award for ‘Best British Pattern 2013’.
There will be lots more details plus information on how secure a ticket coming in the following weeks but make a diary note now: it promises to be a truly fascinating and thought provoking day.
What: Design into Craft Symposium
When: May 17th 2014. 10am – 4.30pm
Where: Stroud College, Stratford Road, GL5 4AH