Crafting Change Seminar
A one-day event, exploring sustainability and craft.
Fri 3 May 2019
Held in the historic Selby Abbey, this seminar featured talks and a Q&A, as well as a lunch. Participants had the opportunity to meet other makers and creatives who are interested in sustainability and craft.
Ute Decker is German-born and London-based artist-jeweller. She is a leading proponent of the ethical jewellery movement and one of the first jewellers in the world to champion Fairtrade Gold.
Greg Valerio is an avid activist, campaigning for a more ethical and Fair Trade jewellery industry. He’s the author of Making Trouble: Fighting for Fair Trade Jewellery.
Claire Wellesley-Smith is an artist, writer and researcher based in Bradford. Her practice explores the capacity of textiles to carry layered social and cultural meaning. She’s the author of Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art.
Charlie Ross is the Founder and Director of Offset Warehouse, and has an MA from the Royal College of Art. Offset Warehouse is a social business that brings together a huge range of eco fabrics and haberdashery.
Lorna Singleton is a craftswoman specialising in woven wooden products. She coppices an ancient oak woodland in South Cumbria to create her traditional oak swill baskets.