This project is about bringing coppice workers and contemporary designers together to develop a series of new products for local production and distribution.
The workshop programme offers coppice workers the opportunity to works with contemporary designers to develop affordable and locally produced furniture.
If you are a coppice worker or designer, please get in touch for more information on taking part in the 5 day design workshops. They run from Friday 17th – Tuesday 21st February 2012.
SATURDAY 18th February
Join us for a full day of demonstrations, discussions and a conference on craft, design and the Utility Scheme.
10am – 2.30pm
A morning of demonstrations and talks at Witherslack Studios, led by Charlie Whinney. You will meet the coppice workers and designers working collaboratively on New Green Wood Work designs.
3pm – 7pm
Conference at Blackwell, Arts and Crafts house in Windermere.
With talks from:
Dr Kathy Haslam (Blackwell’s Curator) - The philosophy and politics of the Arts & Crafts Movement and its contemporary relevance.
Ray Leigh (chairman of the Gordon Russell Trust, and former Design Director and Managing Director of Gordon Russell Ltd) – Gordon Russell and the Utility Scheme.
Keynote speech by product designer, Michael Marriott.
Questions and panel led open forum
Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th February
Green Wood Working Weekend - follow up production workshops
10am – 5pm
Weekend workshop in collaboration with Brantwood Estate where we will be making from scratch, items designed in the Witherslack workshops.
For more information of to book a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 015394 41050