This autumn Making Lewes presents Collaborative Kaleidoscope, a series of events celebrating the richness and diversity of local, national and global makers. Fridays 29th September – 3rd November
Launch event – Cooked, Baked and Fired Again
Friday September 29th 18.30 prompt at Fitzroy House, Lewes BN7 2AD
Sit-down vegetarian supper and showcase of ceramics by invited East Sussex potters.
Talks by ceramicists – Anne Mette Hjortshoj from Bornholm, Denmark and Tanya Gomez from Lewes.
Ceramics showcase open to the general public Saturday, September 30th, 11–16.00. All items for sale
Collaborative Kaleidoscope continues with talks and workshops. All talks are free though with a £5 suggested donation (to support continuing Making Lewes programming)
Nabeel Hamdi – development & social architecture
20.00, Friday October 6 at Fitzroy House BN7 2AD
Duncan Baker-Brown (Lewes) – materials re-use and circular economy
20.00, Friday October 13 at Fitzroy House BN7 2AD
Fred Baier + Anna Bera – furniture making and wood design
19.00, Friday October 20 at Studio Hardie Lewes BN7 2PE
Wonky Toys and Wild Children children’s and family workshop
15.30 – 17.30, Friday October 20 at the Linklater Pavilion Lewes BN7 2FG
Emily Charkin, Wilderness Wood – Learning through building
20.00, Friday October 27 at Fitzroy House BN7 2AD
Hans Johannson, (Iceland) – stringed instrument and violin maker
20.00, Friday November 3 at Fitzroy House BN7 2AD
Speakers and event info in more depth
September 29th – Anne Mette and Tanya Gomez
Anne Mette Hjortshøj is one of Bornholm’s leading potters, the Danish Baltic Sea island with a worldwide ceramics and craft culture reputation.
Tanya Gomez – Over the last ten years Gomez has been developing a dedicated following for her ceramic work, gaining recognition nationally and was a recent recipient of an Arts Council Grant for a showcase piece at this years Crafts Council’s Collect Open show.
October 6th – Nabeel Hamdi
Hamdi is Emeritus Professor of Housing and Urban Development at Oxford Brookes University. Hamdi’s focus is social, urban housing and international development and is known across the development sector. He has provisionally titled his talk Building a Humanitarian architecture: Deciding Interventions.
October 13th – Duncan Baker-Brown
Baker-Brown is a co-founder of the respected Lewes based BBM Sustainable Design studio, architect of the Wastehouse, (which highlights re-use and recycling in building materials), and author of recently published The Re-Use Atlas. The evening is centred around his new book.
October 20th Fred Baier, Furniture Maker + Anna Bera
(at Studio Hardie, Phoenix Works, Lewes BN7 2PE)
Fred Baier – Internationally renowned furniture maker, Baier pioneered the use of computer aided design in furniture making in the 1980’s, and has been at the forefront of drawing together analogue and digital making in the decades since. Baier’s talk is titled Form Swallows Function – crossing the analogue/digital divide.
Anna Bera, Polish artist and the British Councilʼs European programmes manager Gian Luca Amadei in conversation.
Bera is Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft current artist-in-residence as part of their autumn exhibition, New Truth to Materials: Wood. From Poland, Bera is particularly interested in natural materials, and has worked using wood on her Wild Children projects.
October 20th – 15.30 – 17.30 – Wonky Toys and Wild Children Workshop
(at the Linklater Pavilion, Railway Ln, Lewes BN7 2FG)
An ‘all are welcome’ Wonky Toys workshop for children accompanied by an adult led by Lewes artist Zuky Serper with Anna Bera, reprising Zuky’s very successful workshop during the Make Lewes Festival 2016 in the Turkish Baths.
The workshop and talks evening are in partnership with Ditchling Arts + Crafts Museum
October 27th Emily Charkin
Charkin is one half of the partnership, who have turned Wilderness Wood in Hadlow Down into an inspirational centre for children and adults to learn together through outdoor self-building and making. With extensive educational experience Charkin’s talk will explore the educational value of making and building for children and Wilderness Wood’s place within the radical education tradition.
November 3rd– Hans Johannsson
Johannson is Iceland’s principal stringed instrument and violin-maker, living and working in Reykjavik. Alongside the craft of traditional violin making, Johannsson has also developed a series of twenty first century violins and other stringed instruments, collaborating with fellow Icelandic artists and musicians, including Olafur Eliasson.
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