Insights into collaboration for artist-craftspeople - a panel discussion

Monday, 24 January 2022
The Art Workers' Guild
7 - 8.30 pm

Join us for the first in a series of panel discussions exploring the ins and outs of working as a professional artist-craftsperson. The series will give you thought-provoking insights into a successful career as an art worker.

This discussion will centre around the subject of collaboration. Our panel will share stories, experiences and opportunities for collaboration within their varied creative practices.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A led by the panel chair, Llewellyn Thomas.

Our panel:


Rob Ryan - Artist, paper cutter

Rob Ryan's intricate papercut work adapts itself readily to many other mediums including ceramics, textiles, homewares and even jewellery. Over the years, he has collaborated with the likes of Paul Smith, Liberty of London, Tatty Devine and Vogue.


Jane Smith - Hat maker

Jane Smith designs and makes hats for film and theatre. She works in felt, straw, buckram, plastic, fabrics and also makes up particular designs for commercials and re-enactors, cocked hats for mayors and civic dignitaries of all kinds.


Harriet Vine - Tatty Devine

Harriet Vine MBE is an Artist, Creative Director and Co-founder of Tatty Devine. Her work continuously pushes the boundaries of materials, especially laser cut acrylic. She has collaborated with artists and creative institutions around the globe.


Mark Winstanley - Bookbinder

Mark Winstanley is a bookbinder. He founded The Wyvern Bindery in 1990, which is still going strong.


Llewellyn Thomas - Panel Chair

Llewellyn specialises in wood-engraving; his work is very much in the English tradition, with subject matter including landscape and weather, interior and exterior, through illustration and printmaking.


Book your place:

Entry is free and the evening will be run as a hybrid in-person and online via Zoom event. To reserve your place, please email stating whether you'd like to attend in person or on Zoom.

The address for attending in person is:
The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT

If attending online, a Zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the event.

We'll hope you'll join us for this inaugural event.


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