Creative Inspiration Workshop: Design Drawings and Samples - Capturing Craft Concepts

27 Nov 2020 · 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Craft Study Centre, Farnham
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Come and explore a specially selected group of design drawings and craft samples at the Crafts Study Centre, to spark your creativity. Consider how you can articulate your ideas and share design concepts.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to handle and draw from design drawings and samples for objects, patterns and text by leading makers, from this renowned craft collection. 

The workshop will be introduced by Crafts Study Centre Curator Greta Bertram. There will be an opportunity to visit the exhibitions ‘Moving Forward: The Crafts Study Centre at 50’ and ‘Richard McVetis: Shaped by Time’ at the Crafts Study Centre, prior to or following the workshop.

Where do I meet the group for the workshop?

Participants should meet in reception at the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham. 

What do I need to bring with me?

Drawing materials – a notebook and pencils (as you will be handling collection objects, it is not possible to use pens for drawing or taking notes)

Who is the speaker?

Greta Bertram joined the Crafts Study Centre in 2017. She has a background in museums and intangible heritage, with a particular interest in basketry. She was a trustee of the Heritage Crafts Association for seven years, and has worked at the Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading and the Polar Museum, University of Cambridge. More recently, she managed Basketry Then and Now, a research project into the history of basketmaking and willow growing during the First World War at the University of Hertfordshire. Greta also works as an independent researcher and consultant in crafts and heritage.

Image credit: Cream and Milk Jugs by Bernard Leach © Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts 

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