More information has been posted today on the LV21 website about the "Making More" commission and the Taster day coming up in a few weeks. Below is some text from the website and the postcard showing a glimpse of some of the brooches we will be making in the project!
"Make Do and Mend – a Making More taster workshop with Joanne Haywood | Sat 15 March 1pm-5pm | Free Suitable for over 16 year olds only".
"We’re delighted to announce that LV21 in partnership with Making Space have commissioned designer-makers Joanne Haywood and Stella Harding to work on an exciting Arts Council England funded pilot project Making More, researching a new business model which focuses on the development of making skills at a local level in Kent/Medway and Hampshire/West Sussex Border".
"Inspired by the model adopted by the Rural Industries Bureau in the 1930s recession, where local village women were trained in quilting and these quilts were then sold to the Dorchester, London, this research focuses on the ‘make do and mend’ attitude, social engagement and developing a skilled community workforce which can produce work to a high standard".
"Through a series of 12 half-day skills teaching sessions, Joanne Haywood, art jeweller specialising in mixed media, will work aboard LV21 to explore new ideas and design contemporary jewellery suitable for this production method, developing ideas in collaboration with a selected maker cohort and producing work for potential new retail market, with focus on collaboration with high footfall heritage and tourist venues".
"Joanne’s approach is inspired by the upcycling and traditional making skills from our past, specifically the 1940’s WWII period, where material uses were inventive and low tech, essentially producing luxury products from scrap materials".
To find out more and get involved, follow this link to the LV21 Website