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London Craft Week: Unveiled - The Craft of Millinery


Loren Golden Headdress by Justin Smith

An exhibition bringing together the best of British millinery, showcasing the diverse styles and skills of makers and giving an insight into their design processes. In conjunction with London Craft Week, supported by the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers and hosted by the Art Workers’ Guild.

Curated by leading milliners Bro. Rachel Trevor Morgan, Bro. Edwina Ibbotson and Bro. Noel Stewart, this unique exhibition draws on their experience and knowledge to highlight the very special craft of millinery and its varied techniques, both modern and traditional. It includes hats from Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy as well as millinery costumier, Bro. Jane Smith. There will also be a display of winning hats from the annual Feltmakers’ Design Competition. Throughout the week there will be a variety of ticketed talks, demonstrations and a documentary film. Please visit feltmakers.co.uk/london-craft-week for more details and booking.

Any profits raised for this event will go towards The Feltmakers Charitable Trust.

Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 May 2018, 11 am - 6 pm
at The Art Workers’ Guild

Keira Knightley in the Duchess wearing hat by Bro. Jane Smith


New Brothers

The Committee meeting on the 25 April saw the election of 5 new Brothers to the Guild. We wish them all a very warm welcome!

Julie Arkell
Maker in paper mache, fabric and wool
Proposer Fleur Oakes, Seconder Rachael Matthews
https://www.instagram.com/thescatteredchairs
 
Monica Boxley
Jewellery/Textile design
Proposer Ian Archie Beck, Seconder Lesley Strickland
www.monicaboxley.co.uk
 
Marie-Helene Jeeves
Illustrator
Proposer Rolfe Kentish, Seconder Alan Powers
http://www.mhjeeves.com/
 
Chris Keenan
Ceramicist
Proposer Jane Cox, Seconder Lesley Strickland
https://www.chriskeenan.co.uk/
 
Andrian Melka
Sculptor
Proposer Dick Reid, Seconder Tim Crawley
https://www.melkasculpture.com/


Mirror Mirror - Tif Hunter

Brother Tif Hunter is holding an exhibition of his work, Mirror Mirror, at Messum’s in Wiltshire from 16 - 20 May.  For more information, please see the website.


Standing a Little Outside Life - Edward Bawden and his friends and Followers

Bro. Neil Jennings is holding Standing a Little Outside Life - Edward Bawden and his friends and Followers at the Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HT from Monday 18 – Friday 22 June.  There will be a private view on Tuesday 19 June 6 – 8.30.  Please RSVP to neiljennings20@gmail.com.  


Society of Portrait Sculptors

Bro. Silvia MacRae Brown is holding a 3 day course from 19 - 21 May with the Society of Portrait Sculptors, creating life size portraits in clay.  It will be held at Skelton Studios (studio of the late John Skelton) and will cost £250. To book your place please email sps@portrait-sculpture.org . For more info please see the website.


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