SYNCHRONISE II – NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CRAFT & DESIGN
Crafting Collaborations Synchronise is more than an exhibition; its acts as a catalyst for new ways of working and skill sharing amongst Design Factory’s network of designer/makers. In its first year in 2013 Synchronise supported 20 makers to pair up and produce new collaborative bodies of work by swapping materials or combining materials and skills. The resulting exhibition was an inspiring collection of textiles, ceramics, jewellery and furniture.Two years on and some collaborations are still working together and producing work for retail and exhibition as well as talking about their experiences at national fairs and seminars.
This season Synchronise II is back with a new and larger cohort of makers. Over the last year 40 members of Design Factory have been working together through discussion, experimentation and ideas development to produce new inspiring works that are presented in this thought-provoking exhibition that also celebrates Design Factory’s tenth year.
I have collaborated with Alison D’Oyley, artist/printmaker to create a collection of printed and embellished cushions, as well as a series of collagraphs inspired by lace. The exhibition runs from 4th July to 6th September 2015. National Centre for Craft and Design, Carre Street, Sleaford, NG34 7TW.