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  • Crafts Council Executive Director, Rosy Greenlees with President Choi of the Korean Craft and Design Foundation, Craft Trends Show, South Korea

Craft Trend South Korea

Showcasing British craft in South Korea 

For the second year running Crafts Council participated in the Craft Trend fair in Soeul, 17-21 December 2014. Building on the success of our 2013 presentation of a pop-up show reel of British craft,  we exhibited an edit of Raw Craft; a Crafts Council touring exhibition. The work of 4 makers drawn from our Collection was selected for display: Fabien Capello, Max Lamb, Seongyong Lee and Peter Marigold. 

Each of these makers work within traditional workshop culture using modest materials and a very hands on approach to making and prototyping. Their work is simple yet intelligent and with a high quality of finish but each embodying or retaining an element of raw-ness.

The Raw Craft display was accompanied by subtitled film of each maker and a slide show presentation about the work of the Crafts Council more generally. 

During the Craft Trend fair Crafts Council’s Executive Director, Rosy Greenlees, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with President Choi of the Korean Craft and Design Foundation affirming our shared intention to seek future collaborative opportunities.  

Rosy Greenlees also participated in a panel session examining the status of contemporary craft practice whilst Keeper of Collections, Christina McGregor presented the Raw Craft display to a number of invited VIP guests. 

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