Collaborative projects

’I’d never thought of handling a fragile patient as craftsmanship, but watching the stonemason, he knew in just the same way how to use his strength with such delicacy. It could be a very useful way of explaining things to young student nurses.’ Palliative care nurse

The variety of skills and interests found within the Guild is reflected in the range of organisations with whom we collaborate, including the V&A, Imperial College London, Watts Gallery, Kings College London, and East London Textile Arts.

For example, Intelligence of Touch brought surgical teams and craft practitioners together to compare their understanding of materials and tools, and highlight vital skills that can only be gained through hands-on experience.