Published on : Thursday, July 9, 2015
This year The London Design Festival is going to give an opportunity to the fresh graduate student to exhibit their individual talents. The Handmade in Britain is working in association with ARTS THREAD to offer 12 talented new graduates the chance to exhibit their work in the third edition of our successful New Graduate Showcase.
Designer-makers will display their work in a dedicated gallery area and will also have the opportunity to attend a specialized workshop with ARTS THREAD and Piyush Suri, aimed at preparing graduates for the show and offering invaluable business advice to support their future careers.
Handmade in Britain invites application from designer-makers of contemporary craft, who produce their work in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and work in the following areas: fashion design & accessories, interior design & accessories, textiles, glass, jewellery, paper, furniture, stationery, metalwork, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork, prints and etchings.
The organizers seek to provide a balance of craft disciplines in order to provide the visitors with a broad range of work. Makers must demonstrate a clear knowledge and understanding of the making process and provenance of materials used. The maker must have applied their craft skills directly in the creation of the work exhibited. They must have also given consideration to the commercial viability of the work, both in terms of its pricing and appeal to consumers.
Handmade at Britain is marketed to and attracts professional, international and UK consumer and trade buyers; retailers from both independent boutiques and major retail stores; museums and galleries; design, interiors and fashion industry professionals; corporate and public sector buyers and collectors; local residents; tourists; shoppers and craft/design collectors.