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Demonstrations

Demonstrations are an invaluable way to understand the creative process, and consider how the material qualities of an artefact can shape our understanding of its origins and potential.

Material Witness, a collaboration between the Guild, the Courtauld Institute and the CHASE consortium of universities, enabled History of Art students and academics to acquire a physical understanding of the material culture they are studying, such as stone-carving and tapestry. Guild members demonstrated spinning, bookbinding, lettering, and gilding, and shed light on the sensibilities behind each process.