Emerging Maker Event-Jerwood - Fri 19 Jan 2018 -Fri 19 Jan 2018

Jubilee Gallery, 4.00-5.30pm. £3

A pre-event relating to our current exhibition Jerwood Makers Open. Learn from the winners - how to gain awards and get selected for exhibitions in the competitive world of applied arts and contemporary craft/design.

Jerwood Makers Open exhibition is a biennial opportunity encouraging ambitious proposals from UK-based makers within 10 years of beginning their practice. Launched in 2010, it focuses on makers and making supporting work in a diverse range of materials and practices. The five commissioned artists from 2017 now showing here: Sam Bakewell, Juli BolaƱos-Durman, Jessica Harrison, Marcin Rusack and Laura Youngson Coll - were selected through a national open call and each received £7,500 to create new work for this national touring exhibition.

This event will enable aspiring and emerging makers to gain an insight into how a major foundation selects and commissions emerging craft makers. You will gain an understanding into the selection process and hear first-hand from these internationally renowned makers, about the commissioning and making process.

Format of the event:
• Introduction and pre- preview opportunity to view the exhibition
• Penny Harris, Project Manager of Jerwood Makers Open, will give an overview of the selection process and curation of the exhibition
• Deirdre Figueiredo MBE, selection panel member, will give an overview of the selection processes
• Laura Youngson Coll & Jessica Harrison, exhibitors, will give an overview of the commissioning process, idea formation and the making of the work
• Q & A
• Drinks and time to look at exhibition/ other exhibitions spaces in the venue

Students, Associate Guild Members and emerging makers
Booking information:
• Booking in advance is essential – please phone 01626 832223 or pop in to our shop
• Discounts offered on group bookings
• If you have any questions or queries please contact Saffron Wynne on the same booking number or email saffron.wynne@crafts.org.uk

To be followed by the opening event: Friday 19 January 6-8pm
6.30pm - Exhibition opened by John Opie, Deputy Director, Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Opportunity to stay and discuss the work further. Opportunity to book for buffet supper in our restaurant (please call 01626 831959)

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