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Design-Nation: Head, Hand and Heart

Morphus VI and VII by Gizella k Warburton

As part of London Craft Week 2018, Design-Nation will present a diverse showcase of members’ works.

The exhibition theme is ‘Head, Hand and Heart’, based on thoughts of Victorian art critic John Ruskin - “Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together”. Located in the charming showroom of Helen Yardley Studio, the selected craftspeople will inspire, delight and inform through their contemporary craft works. Working in partnership with Helen Yardley (designer) and Barbara Chandler (design expert), Design-Nation have invited selected members to respond to the Ruskin-inspired theme of 'Head, Hand and Heart’.

The exhibition will explore the makers moments of inspiration; the intricacies of their hand made works; and importantly, what is it about the making process which makes their hearts happy? Design-Nation have curated a display of 10 makers and their inspiring work, including furniture and marquetry from Christine Meyer-Eaglestone and Hugh Miller; ceramics by Harriet Elkerton and Linda Bloomfield; rugs by Helen Yardley and Angie Parker; interior textiles by Anna Gravelle and Jacky Puzey; and objets d’art by Ruth Singer and Gizella Warburton. The exhibition will be complemented by a full programme of events each day, including demonstrations, maker talks, and a Thursday Late with special partners. Full details can be found on the exhibition microsite: www.designnationshowcase.co.uk