Crafting professional practice through higher education
This research project aimed to assess the development of sustainable practice in the UK’s contemporary craft sector. One route to professional practice is through the development of new craft professionals in higher education. The project investigated how knowledge acquisition and the development of such practices take place, in order to consider how the sector could be more resilient for the benefit of makers and audiences.
The Crafts Council was delighted to be partnering King’s College London in this project. The findings are informing the Crafts Council’s business planning. Supported by a Professor Sir Richard Trainor Scholarship, Lauren England researched how people studying craft in Higher Education learn the professional and entrepreneurial skills they need to continue their creative practice once out of education.
Lauren posted updates throughout her PhD. If you would like to contact Lauren about her research please get in touch at email@example.com.