SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY
SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY
SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY
COLLECTING – AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP
3.30pm. Talks Space, Second floor We bring together collectors and curators to reveal the stories behind their passion for collecting. In a panel chaired by Brian Kennedy, artistic director of Tresor,
Mark Holford, Annabelle Campbell and Preston Fitzgerald discuss the dynamics of the relationships between collectors,
gallerists and artists that underpin how collections grow.
BOOTH TALK: OFFICINE SAFFI 3.30pm. Stand 4.2, Ground floor Morten Løbner Espersen will talk about his vessel work.
Morten Løbner Espersen, Officine Saffi
BOOTH TALK: JAPANPAGE/CRAFTMEET
4.45pm. Stand 3.1, Ground floor Katsunari Sawada discusses the techniques and surprising hand-made methods of
LIGHTNING TALKS 4.45pm. Talks Space, Second floor Six makers exhibiting at Collect talk about their work in just 10 minutes and 20 slides each. This fun, fast-paced session hosted by the Crafts Council’s creative director Annie Warburton provides a unique insight into the maker’s work and processes.
IN FOCUS: FURNITURE 11.30am. Talks Space, Second floor Leading furniture makers and designers Ineke Hans, Joni Steiner and Sebastian Cox join Crafts editor Grant Gibson to discuss the future of furniture. How are new processes changing the way we buy and enjoy our furniture?
Edie Stool by Joni Steiner
BOOTH TALK: DESIGNER BOOKBINDERS
12.30pm. Stand 6.4, First floor Artist and bookbinder Susan Allix talks about how a fine binding can carry a book forward into a new, tactile and desirable experience.
BOOTH TALK: LONDON GLASSBLOWING
1.30pm. Stand 7.1, First floor Master cold-worker Anthony Scala is skilled in the delicate intricacies of architectural model making.
COLLECT OPEN MAKERS IN CONVERSATION
2pm. Talks Space, Second floor Each year, the Collect Open selection generates a hum of excitement as makers showcase large-scale and experimental works specifically created for Collect.
The Crafts Council’s Caroline Jackman talks with Collect Open artists Mella Shaw, Juliette Bigley, Max Bainbridge, Alison Lowry and Donna Brennan about the journeys they’ve undertaken to get to this point,
and where they might go next.
Max Bainbridge (Forest + Found), Collect Open Makers
BOOTH TALK: MADEINBRITALY 3.15pm. Stand 6.2, First floor The talk will be a journey through the work and the poetry of Giuseppe Ducrot by Viola Emaldi.
NEXT GENERATION CRAFT 3.30pm. Talks Space, Second floor The Crafts Council’s Learning Team invites people aged between 16-25 to hear more about Collect and find out how their own craft ambitions can be supported by the Crafts Council.
BOOTH TALK: GUILDED 3.45pm. Stand 8.2, First floor Guilded gallery owner Charlotte Bowater will talk about the relevance of a conceptual approach to craft.