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London Craft Week Talk: Material World

London Craft Week Talk: Material World Weaving in Amarapura Villages, Mandalay, Myanmar. Photo: Sandra Sordini

Weaving in Amarapura Villages, Mandalay, Myanmar. Photo: Sandra Sordini

4 April 2017
by Debbie Leane

Join us during London Craft Week 2017 on 5 May for Material World, a panel discussion exploring materiality in contemporary craft in partnership with the Crafts Council, hosted by G.F Smith Show Space.

Chaired by Martina Margetts, curator of our craft exhibition On the Line, the panel will include two researchers featured in the exhibition, Magali An Berthon and Thao Vu, and two makers selected by the Crafts Council, Lee Borthwick and Zoe Bradley.

Magali An Berthon is a PhD History of Design candidate at the Royal College of Art, exploring the revival of silk production in contemporary Cambodia as well as being a practicing reporter and textile designer with previous roles including fashion brand Kenzo.

Thao Vu is based in Vietnam where she teaches textile and fashion as well as running her own contemporary fashion brand Kilomet 109 which fuses traditional crafts and contemporary design, and employs local artisans.

Lee Borthwick is a Scots-born installation artist with a love of wild landscapes and sensitively gathered materials. Training first in textiles, she has been creating custom-made and site-specific natural artworks for residential, commercial and exterior spaces from her North London workshop since 2009.

Zoe Bradley is a paper sculptor based in Wales. Trained as a fashion designer, she has created showpieces for designers from Alexander McQueen to Michiko Koshino. She works like a tailor and applies her artistry using the paper form and has recently incorporated digital technology in her paper practice too. 

5 May, 4:00pm-6:00pm

G.F Smith Showspace 
27-28 Eastcastle Street

Tickets £5 + booking fee, book online here