SIT Designing Craft Crafting Design: Symposium

select logo 2014 FINAL50mmSIT Designing Craft Crafting Design symposium brings together some of the most illustrious names in the fields of contemporary craft and design in a day of discussion and debate examining what the terms ‘craft’ and ‘design’ mean to us in the 21st Century. The symposium aims to be a day of debate and enquiry.

Is the division between between Craft and Design relevant today? 10- 11.30 am
The panel
Mary Greensted, Chair of the Gloucester Guild of Craftsmen, Grant Gibson, Editor of Crafts and designers Nick Munro and Simon Pengelly – will discuss this  issue in a thought provoking debate chaired by design writer and SIT blogger Charlotte Abrahams

Wallace Sewell UpholsteryDoes craft have to be man made? 12.00 – 12.45 pm
The panel
Ceramicist Michael Eden, Harriet Wallace-Jones, one half of innovative industrial textile studio Wallace Sewell and maker Susan Early and textile printer Stephen Lewis put their cases in front of chair John Brewer, chair of the Cheltenham Design Festival and Course Leader, BA Graphic Design at the University of Gloucester

Maker Talks 2.00 – 4.00pm
Wallpaper artist Tracy Kendall, textile designer Fay McCaul and design-maker Sebastian Cox shed light on their inspirations and working methods in a series of individual talks.

When: Saturday, May 17th 2014
Time: 9:30 am – 5.00pm
Where: Stroud College, Stratford Rd, Stroud GL5 4AH
Price: Tickets cost £85 Concessions (students/unemployed) £35 inclusive of coffee/tea and organic lunch.
To obtain tickets:  Eventbrite
For more details about all events:
Stroud International Textiles
SIT Select 2014
SIT blog
Text & images from SIT & the designers/makers

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