Make Lewes Festival 2015 features a number of making and crafts focused events. These include:
Lewes Phoenix Foundry
An improvisation over two days with cogs, wheels and hay.
For this years Festival we’ve invited local crafts people and makers to create a collaborative collision and come up with a joint completed work over the course of the first festival weekend.
Conversation, cogs, wheels, hay, ropewalks, wimbles with two rope making workshops for the public.
Public participation is happening Sunday 13th between 12.00 and 4.00pm, with all and everyone welcome.
The open activities will include rope-making workshops and there will also be a cafe for refreshments.
Makers and Crafts people participating in Collaborative Collisions include the following:
Anne Marie ‘O Sullivan – Basket Maker
Jonathan Swan – Jeweler
Mike Pattison – Bicycle inventor
Tom McWalter – Designer & Maker
Photo credit: Alun Callender
Thanks to Diana at The Seamstress and Abigail from Abigail’s Drapery for supplying materials!
Friday 18th 19.30 – 21.30 Studio Hardie 1, (map)
Makers Talks evening with locally and nationally recognised makers & crafts people. Including The Collaborative Collisions team talking about their experience of improvising together over the previous weekend. Plus MakingLewes team member William Hardie of StudioHardie will be speaking!
Further speakers include:
Mary Butcher – Mary Butcher is one the country’s foremost Basket-Makers, and has exhibited both in Britain and internationally. She has conducted research into East Anglian basket making and was made an OBE
Charley Brentnall – Charley Brentnall has been at the forefront of the resurgence of oak and timber frame building carpentry during the last forty years. He was a founder of one of the earliest British new carpentry companies, Carpenter Oak & Woodland.
Lewes Makers showing, talking and demonstrating their own particular craft and making.
Open Studios available at:
Mo Hamid Pottery (map)
Nic Johnson Wood Sculpting – Studio 1, Vipers Wharf, railway Lane, Lewes BN7 2AQ