Craft Cultures: Making a Living From Craft

I’m pleased to be taking part in a week of research, discussion and academic debate about the contemporary significance of craft at Leicester University and sharing my story about making a living. The event is free and open to all so please come along if you are interested.


Making a Living from Craft

Tuesday 8 November 2016, 3-4pm, University of Leicester Fielding Johnson Building First Floor, LR L67, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH

Aimed at students and staff, this workshop explores aspects of employability in the creative sector and includes a hands-on engagement activity. The workshop draws on Ruth’s experience of crafting a varied portfolio career whilst also developing one’s own creativity. It includes challenges and activities to get your creative brain thinking too.

Ruth Singer is a local textile artist, sewing writer, tutor and arts and heritage consultant. She began her working life in the museum and gallery sector and set up her creative business in 2005. She has exhibited widely including a solo exhibition at the National Centre for Craft & Design in 2015 and in 2016 won the Fine Art Quilt Masters prize. She has run arts projects with museums and schools, written three books and co-ordinates support and development projects for artists and makers.

There is no registration for this free event.

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