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  • Is it Madness. Is it Beauty., Clare Twomey, Bilston Craft Gallery. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

Acts of Making

A two-week festival of craft in Plymouth and Mount Edgcumbe from 12 to 26 September

Acts of Making is a two-week festival where you will be able to: witness the creation and destruction of a patterned carpet made entirely from dust; create your own sound art via musical logs; watch a colourful procession of Vespa and Lambretta scooters parade through the streets; experience the unmaking of 500 clay pots; celebrate the skills of skate boarders as they carve new stone sculptures with their boards; and be part of an ongoing collection of stories and photographs which looks at our relationship with jewellery.

Catherine Bertola, Keith Harrison, Owl Project, Mah Rana, Clare Twomey and Richard William Wheater all use craft skills in unexpected ways to create moments that are curious and fascinating.

Acts of Making in Plymouth and Mount Edgcumbe 

Richard William Wheater's Tree and Scooters scooter procession. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

People are encouraged to capture their Acts of Making experiences on social media using #ActsofMaking. See what's been shared so far.

Acts of Making is a Crafts Council touring project organised in partnership with Bilston Craft Gallery, Plymouth City Council (Arts & Heritage) and Plymouth College of Art, and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. Acts of Making previously took place at Bilston Craft Gallery (14 - 28 February) and the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead (7 - 21 March).



A sneak preview of what to expect: