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Winchester Discover Centre • Friday 12 October • 10.00am – 5.30pm

Alice Kettle


The morning facilitated by Professor Alice Kettle, textile artist. Presentations from Deirdre Figueiredo, MBE, Director Craftspace and Rachel Lichtenstein, oral historian and writer. Followed by advice and guidance from professional mentors, by choosing from 3 sessions:

  1. Craft portfolio and mentoring
  2. Writing about craft
  3. Building audiences for your work and social media and networking.

Contributors include a-n the artists information company; Timandra Gustafson, arts and heritage specialist; Hen Norton, co-founder; Professor Simon Olding, Craft Study Centre.

£50 (£40 for Winchester/Hampshire makers)
Day ticket includes entrance to two sessions and lunch. 

To book your space please click here or call Winchester Discover Centre Box Office 01962 873603

After Making It Professional we have a Petcha Kutcha networking event, available to Winchester and Hampshire Makers. 

Craft portfolio mentors, these sessions are on a first come first serve basis. 

Simon Taylor, Head of Learning, Ikon Gallery; How to support your practice through residencies and public art commissions.

Rachel Lichtenstein, Oral Historian and Writer; Rachel can offer advice and support on: preparing work for publication, public speaking, organising an exhibition or event, putting together a proposal for a large project.

Deirdre Figueiredo, MBE, Director, Craftspace; Deirdre has curatorial and production experience of commissioning artists for exhibition, public art, residencies and for participatory/public engagement projects. She has been a selector for craft fairs and exhibitions including Origin, Lustre and Nottingham Castle Open. 

Liz Whitehead, Director, Fabrica; Liz's experience working with artists with an applied arts focus at Fabrica, advising artists on working on a larger scale, makeing an impact, the practicalities of working in a gallery space.

Timandra Gustafson, Arts and heritage specialist; Timandra is a visual arts specialist with experience in strategic planning, support for artists in developing their business, commissioning in the public realm and heritage sites, fundraising and audience development.