A recent email from Gillian Montegrande, the founder of Made by Hands of Britain, reminded me that the organisers of a biennale of live craft events, Handmade in Britain, are in the process of accepting applications from designer-makers who wish to be considered for entry into a new book they are aiming to publish – the Handmade in Britain Design Book.
The launch of the book will coincide with London Design Festival in September 2011. The book launch will take place in one of the trendiest venues in London, the Brickhouse with a private view evening of the selected designer-makers work on 26th September 2011 to coincide with London design festival.
It seems that they have extended their deadline for entries to the 4th July.
Have any of you applied for this? Wouldn't it be wonderful to have your work featured in such a book! And it has got me thinking - am I a designer? Am I a craftsman? Am I a sculptor? Artist? I suppose I have never really categorised myself in that way, and feel I'm probably all those things to a greater or lesser extent.
I look forward to seeing the book and finding out what the authors think.