A two day conference on 18-19 June 2019 to ignite your creative business ambitions
Flourish is the Crafts Council's biennial two-day professional development conference for makers and designers; primarily for those who have been in practice for five or more years.
It is a great oportunity to share, debate, network and go home with a set of action points and links to help cultivate and shape their creative practice.
The first Flourish took place in 2017 and was a huge success. The next Flourish will be taking place on 18-19 June 2019.
It has been a ‘EUREKA’ moment of inspiration to peruse my own craft as a business. It’s given me confidence to ask
Topics for 2019 Include:
- Marketing and Social Media: How to make your work stand out
- Working with Galleries
- Working with Manufacturers
- Ways to increase sales
- Intellectual Property and Copyright
- Packaging and Shipping: How to make your work safe in transit
- Understanding the best pricing for your work
- Best ways to present applications
- How to pitch your work
- How to grow your workforce
- Making for the commercial sector
- Working internationally
- Employment Law
- Maintaining credibility on large scale production
- Protecting your business - Creating a proactive IP Strategy for growth post Brexit
Our speakers are a carefully selected group of experienced makers, designers and industry professionals, see our 2017 speakers below.
More information and tickets for Flourish 2019 coming soon - be the first to know
Flourish 2017 Speakers
- Alex Booker, Artist and Printmaker
- Andrew Foxall, Creative Director, Foxall Studio.
- Andy Marshall, Crafts Council Trustee and Group Managing Director, Immediate Media Co.
- Angel Monzon, co-founder of Vessel Gallery
- Annie Warburton, Creative Director, Crafts Council
- Barbara Gunter-Jones, Textiles and Creative Industries Consultant Specialising in Contemporary Craft
- Ben Franklin, UK Operations Manager of the Fine Art division of G4S international logistics
- Ben Reynolds, Managing Director, VISIX, Making Websites Better
- Charles Dedman, Furniture
- Christian Manz, Creative Director and VFX Supervisor Framestore, Film, award winning special effects artist.
- Christine Zembrzuski, Intellectual Property Solicitor, Briffa
- Claire Curneen, Ceramics
- Clare Cumberlidge, Founding Director, Thirteen Ways
- Deborah Lynch Doyle, Trade Advisor, Department of International Trade
- Dids MacDonald OBE, CEO, ACID (Anti Copying in Design)
- Dr Gian Luca Amadei, Programme Manager, Design, British Council
- Emily Gardiner, ceramics
- Emily Johnson, 1882 Ltd
- Emma Gray, Senior Lawyer Linklaters Law Firm
- Giles Miller, Surface, Material and Sculptural Work
- Gill Lambert, AOC Architecture.
- Helen Johannessen, ceramics
- Helen Kemp, Founder, Just Got Made
- Hugh Millar, Furniture
- Jennifer Collier, Paper & Textile Artist
- Jill Read, Head of Communications, Crafts Council.
- Julia Ravenscroft, Collect Open Project Curator, Crafts Council
- Keith Brymer Jones, Potter
- Laura Carderera, Residency Programme Leader, V&A Museum
- Lynne Elvins, Design Strategist and Project Manager, Design Rally
- Margo Selby, Textiles.
- Mel Howse, architectural art and glass
- Naomi Korn, IP Consultant & Managing Director, Naomi Korn Copyright Consultancy Ltd
- Ndidi Ekubia, Silversmith
- Nitin Goyal, Founder and Creative Director, NGL Limited
- Oscar Lhermitte, Product Designer
- Paul Hanegraaf from Milligan, introducing delegates to Creative Trade
- Rosy Greenlees OBE, Executive Director, Crafts Council
- Sarah Thirtle, Director of Business Support Programmes, Creative United.
- Silvia Weidenbach, Jewellery