Ones to watch
We’re delighted to announce the 35 maker businesses that have been selected for Hothouse 2017.
Hothouse is a creative and business development programme for up-and-coming makers. It has established itself as the gold-standard professional development programme over the last seven years. Over the last six years more than 200 makers have benefitted from the programme with over 90% of makers saying it has enabled them to think differently about the direction of their career.
This year nine jewellers, six ceramists, six textile makers, three glass makers, and five furniture makers will go through the programme across the UK with Craft Scotland funding the places of makers living and working in Scotland.
So here they are ….
Amanda Priest, Anita Carnell, Anya Kovalieva, Charlie Birtles, Charlotte Wilkinson, Chloe Smith (Casabi Designs), Christina Hesford, Elizabeth Jane Campbell, Emma Johnson, Eva Fernandez, Forest + Found, Francesca Rossi, Harry Morgan, Juan Junca, Juli Bolaños-Durman, Julia Rushworth, Karolina Baines, Kate Haywood, Lauren Bell-Brown, Line Nilsen, Majeda Clarke, Mariam Syed, Matthew Duckworth, May Wild Studio, Mella Shaw, Miriam Griffiths, Rachel Butlin, Rosie Deegan, Ruth Leslie, Sarah Hitchens, Sophie Southgate, Tim Evershed, Tim Summers, Tropezar, and Verity Howard.
This year the Crafts Council is partnering with 24 organisations across England and Scotland to deliver Hothouse.
City of Glasgow College, Craft Central, Craft Scotland, Crafts Study Centre, Craftspace, Creative Lancashire, Design Event, Design Factory, Design-Nation, Fife Contemporary Art & Craft, London Metropolitan University (CASS Faculty of Art Architecture & Design), Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Manchester School of Art, Middlesex University, New Ashgate Gallery, Nottingham County Council, Nottingham Trent University, Plymouth College of Art, The Bluecoat Display Centre, The Jewellery School at Birmingham City University, The National Centre for Craft and Design, University of Brighton, University of Central Lancashire, University of Dundee, and Yorkshire Artspace. Promotional partners include Arts Thread, and Etsy.