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- Tickets Available: Crafting Change Seminar
Crafting Change Seminar
A one-day event, exploring sustainability and craft.
Fri 3 May
Selby Abbey, Selby
£10.00 incl Lunch
Held in the historic Selby Abbey, this seminar will feature talks and a Q&A, as well as a lunch. You’ll have the opportunity to meet other makers and creatives who are interested in sustainability and craft. Join us, as we dig even deeper into the discussions posed to us by the Crafting Change Exhibition.
Ute Decker is German-born and London-based artist-jeweller. She is a leading proponent of the ethical jewellery movement and one of the first jewellers in the world to champion Fairtrade Gold.
Greg Valerio is an avid activist, campaigning for a more ethical and Fair Trade jewellery industry. He’s the author of Making Trouble: Fighting for Fair Trade Jewellery.
Claire Wellesley-Smith is an artist, writer and researcher based in Bradford. Her practice explores the capacity of textiles to carry layered social and cultural meaning. She’s the author of Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art.
Charlie Ross is the Founder and Director of Offset Warehouse, and has an MA from the Royal College of Art. Offset Warehouse is a social business that brings together a huge range of eco fabrics and haberdashery.
Lorna Singleton is a craftswoman specialising in woven wooden products. She coppices an ancient oak woodland in South Cumbria to create her traditional oak swill baskets.
The seminar coincides with the final leg of our Crafting Change touring exhibition. The exhibition is currently at Selby Library from April 6–May 18. This is right around the corner from Selby Abbey, making it perfectly situated to drop into after the Seminar.
We hope you’ll join us!
Photo credit: Thom Atkinson
Head to our Archive to see our past events and exhibitions.