The purple walled garden of Craft.
The makers made an excellent show of work, as usual…. sadly for exhibitors and visitors alike the physical conditions, location and context of the show did not enhance the value of the work.
Pity the professional crafts people showing work in these conditions… It’s hard as a crafts person not to be grateful for every one of the few opportunities offered to us by the ‘powers’ that be, but this incarnation of the brand that is ‘Origin’ I believe does the experience and ‘offer’ of professional contemporary craft no service. Oh dear. Do so desperately want it all to be brilliant and represent craft well as a valued, meaningful element within our consumer culture……. much much more to say but will stop there !