About this workshop
APPLICATIONS CLOSE THURSDAY 14TH APRIL.
Crafting Connections is a new programme of workshops for North East craftspeople and designer/makers to explore the innovative potential of their businesses.
Through exploratory making, we will build a picture of the craft and design sector as it exists now, and imagine what it could be like in the future. By reflecting on craft and design practices, and introducing the possibilities of digital making, we’ll develop ideas for new products, processes, or services to benefit your business. This will include creative activities where you will share your experiences and connect with partners who will introduce you to useful resources, including the craft and design collections at The Shipley Gallery, and the FabLab at Sunderland University. The aim is to build new connections with others working in the region, and develop unique products or ways of working that enhance the craft and design sector in the North East. You will leave the workshop programme with new networks, ideas to move your own business and the craft sector forward, and a strategy for making your new ideas a reality