Studying Craft – Crafts Council research launch, London

The Crafts Council’s research report Studying Craft: trends in craft education and training launches in February 2014 with a series of four events to present the key findings.

The events will explore how art, craft and design education and training, from key stage 4 to post-graduate level, has changed over the last five years, how participation patterns are shifting, and where new courses are emerging.

Following presentation of the findings there will be the opportunity for discussion and networking, and the chance to shape arguments about craft education and training for the future.

The events are for makers, policy makers, research specialists, and education institutions. All events are free but must be booked in advance. Book using Eventbrite.

Studying Craft London – 27 February, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, 9am-1pm

Networking Lunch, 1-2pm (£10 fee applies)

CraftNet London seminar – Back to the Future: Craft Apprenticeships for 21st century business, 2-5pm

This dynamic panel debate chaired by Cockpit Arts CEO Vanessa Swann, will explore how makers are developing different models of apprenticeships to support the next generation of talent and grow their own practices.

Panellists include Ellen O’Hara on Cockpit Arts’ Creative Employment Programme and Peter Taylor from the Goldsmiths’ Centre on different approaches to jewellery and silversmithing apprenticeships. Sophie Holloway of Holloway-Smith Noir will share her experience of employing through the National Apprenticeship Service and Lida Kindersley from The Cardozo Kindersley Workshop will reflect on their unique approach to stone carving apprenticeships. The session will include an interactive Q&A and offer networking with the panel and other participants.

CraftNet is an independent network that promotes leadership and strategic development for contemporary craft.