Panel talk at Liberty London - Thursday 26th May 6pm

We'll be joining Crafts Council for a panel discussion at Liberty London

Craft’s Comeback: Panel talk with Ash & Plumb, Porter + Trundle, Slow Made Goods and Isatu Hyde

We are delighted to share that we'll be taking part in a panel discussion at Liberty London on Thursday 26 May from 6-7pm for a conversation with some of the country's most inspiring independent makers.

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased here. Spaces are limited.

We'll trace craft's resurgence during lockdown and discuss why it's more important than ever to shop small. This panel talk with the

makers will include a discussion around crafts and the specialist skills needed. Makers will also give guidance on how to get into the craft industry as an independent craftsperson.

​Hosted by Natalie Melton of Crafts Council, we'll be joined by visual artists @porter.trundle, brush maker Ewen Brown aka @slowmadegoods and small-batch ceramicist @isatuhyde. Each of their emphasis on functional design and brand consciousness will make for an engaging conversation about the craft industry today, whilst sharing tips for the future. Come along to gain advice and insight on breaking into craft, building your community and how we started our journeys.

We hope to see you there!

Featured makers joining us in the panel talk:

Porter + Trundle present the perfect fusion of colour, form, and artisanship. Their innovative and bespoke approach to design produces visually challenging and technically complex objects that are simultaneously unique works of art and functional items.

Slow Made Goods. Established in 2019 by Ewen Brown, Slow Made Goods was born from a love of functional design where quality and utility are intrinsic. From handcrafted spoons to organic fibre brushes offering a selection of timeless products that celebrate functional design.

Isatu Hyde. Potter, designer, and co-founder of Studio Artificer, Isatu specialises in individual and batch production, wheel-thrown ceramics, creating contemporary works that push the boundaries of the everyday. Her work plays on bold curves and classical but minimalist aesthetics, whilst also drawing on her West African heritage.

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