The Heritage Crafts Association Spring Conference, A Place for Craft
This will be held at the V&A Museum on Saturday 9 May 2015. The theme for 2015 is A Place for Craft and the conference will highlight the relationship between crafts and location – focusing on those crafts which have developed in particular regions or locations, and why craftspeople have chosen to live and work in areas with a special tie to their craft. Speakers include HCA Patron Sir Christopher Frayling and Genevieve Sioka, artisan buyer for the National Trust; there will also be craft makers from Luton (hats), Stoke (pottery) and Somerset (baskets) talking about their crafts. It is a great chance to network, listen to fascinating talks, celebrate the best of craft with the Heritage Crafts Awards, and see the Instant Gallery craft items – Crafts in their place.
This year the conference is part of the London Craft Week programme; this inaugural festival, 6–10 May 2015, will showcase the work and expertise of craftspeople in major galleries and individual workspaces across London.
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We do hope that you are able to attend what promises to be an informative, stimulating and enjoyable day.
Peter Esslemont Prize for Calligraphy and Illumination 2015
The prize is awarded in the form of a certificate, a cheque for £500, and an opportunity to exhibit examples of the winner’s work at a livery event in the City of London. The works may also be featured on the Scriveners Company website.
Entries should consist of up to four pieces of original work by the entrant, which should not have been entered into any other competition, and which will be judged by the Master Scrivener and a panel of Scriveners Company and College of Arms experts.
Entries should be received in the Clerk’s office (address below) by Friday 9 October 2015. The only requirement is that entrants should live and/or work in the UK.
Further details may be obtained from Giles H C Cole, Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners, HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, London WC2R 2PN.
web site: www.scriveners.org.uk