The joy of making

The Makers and Shakers event being held at The Book Club in London will bring together a raft of speakers headlined by Anthony Burrill speaking on the subject of ‘the joy of making and the importance of craft.’

Makers and Shakers
Makers and Shakers

The event has been put together by Flamingo Magazine, purveyors of ‘creativity, community and grassroots culture.’

Work by Anthony Burrill
Work by Anthony Burrill

‘Each of our renowned designers and craftspeople combine old and new methods to bring craft up-to-date, as part of a post-industrial revolution in making,’ according to Flamingo editor Siobhan Leddy.

Products by 3D printing artist Plummer Fernandez
Products by 3D printing artist Plummer Fernandez

Designer and letterpress hero Anthony Burrill will be joined by upcycler ‘and all-round magpie’ Jessica Jackson of Jessica Found It, and Matthew Plummer Fernandez who is a 3D printing digital artist.

Trunk Wizzard illustration by Andrew Groves
Trunk Wizzard illustration by Andrew Groves

Also on the bill is Andrew Groves the illustrator and craftsmen behind Miscellaneous Adventures – makers of crafted indoor and outdoor wooden utensils.

Insect design on a Foundation rug
Insect design on a Foundation rug

Nick Hartwright and Mark Hanlon, founders of Foundation rugs will be talking about how they commission artists to design patterns for collections.

Light by Jessica Found It
Light by Jessica Found It

Oliver Geoffroy, the founder and designer of Unto This Last will talk about the theory of his ‘local craftsmans’ workshop at mass production prices.’

Coffee table by Unto This Last
Coffee table by Unto This Last

Makers and Shakers takes place on 21 November at 7pm, The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, EC2. For more information and to book, visit makersandshakers.eventbrite.com

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