I’m delighted to announce that I have been invited to become a Fellow of Design Factory.
“Over the years Design Factory has nurtured a strong network of selected designer/makers who continue to prove their commitment to Design Factory and British craft and design. They have grown in their practice and become leaders in their field of expertise. Fellowship provides substantial benefits to our established makers and also offers an opportunity for them to ‘give something back’. Fellows become part of our team and play an important role in the development of Design Factory. Fellowship is by invitation only and consideration is given to membership commitment, participation and contribution to Design Factory’s programme.” Hayley Banks, Design Factory Membership Manager.
Personally, I hope that being a Fellow will enable me to support other makers as they develop their businesses. I also want to help create exciting new opportunities within Design Factory for other Fellows and exhibition opportunities for non-product artists and makers. My first task was to take part in the selection panel for new members this Spring, which was a very interesting and enjoyable process. I’m also exhibiting at Design Factory’s sister gallery, NCCD until July and working on a solo exhibition there in 2015.