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Friday, 23 January 2015

London Craft Week - craft and art

This week sees us stepping into the world of 'art'! We are excited to be taking part in a special pop-up show - MAKE CREATE - during London Craft Week in May along with 12 other craftsmen. We are all going to be teamed up with an artist and either working together or independently, we will create a piece or pieces of work to show.


It's very much out of our comfort zone with seemingly no practicalities to be considered and a real sense of 'anything goes' when it comes to ideas...gulp!


The following photo story will give you an insight into the amazing space that we are showing in...



and some of the constraints we will be working with...


from limited lighting...


and access...


to listed building status...


widely varying types of lighting,



and very different shapes...


and sizes...

  
of space.


 It was a fantastic recce. The surroundings certainly fired my imagination... 


the family crests...


...vaults 


....and ghosts of people past

Over the coming weeks and months we'll let you know how we get on, on this creative journey...it's a blank sheet of paper at the moment, so fingers crossed! But for now it is back to shoemaking and the workbench.

Until next week happy shoemaking!

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