A tribute to Victor Margrie CBE

Ceramicist and first Director of the Crafts Council

A celebration of his pivotal vision for British makers and their work in the 1970s and 1980s

Thursday 5 October 2023


This occasion marked Victor’s death a year ago in 2022, and comes 50 years after the ground-breaking exhibition The Craftsman’s Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum and first publication of Crafts magazine.

It is particularly hoped that those attending will include many makers who knew Victor and his initiatives during his years at the Crafts Council.

Guests were welcomed by Fred Baier, Master of the Art Workers’ Guild, and followed by an Introduction by Professor Sir Christopher Frayling.

There were makers’ contributions from:

Followed by questions, audience contribution and discussion.

You can read the transcript of Sir Christopher's address here.

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