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World of Threads Festival, Canada 2018
Sarah Waters LSDC has been selected to exhibit her work at the World Festival of Threads in Toronto, Canada later this year. Her solo gallery will include her Felt Monoliths made mostly from local British wool and shortlisted from thousands of worldwide entries.
Surrey Artists' Open Studios - SDC members Joe Szabo (MSDC) & Stephanie Wright (MSDC) have been shortlisted for Surrey Artist of the Year shortlisted, with an exhibition at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham starting in September.
Julie Heaton LSDC has had her free machine embroidered drawing selected for this year's Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition. The piece, entitled 'The Bristol 2 Litre Engine', can be found hanging in Grayson Perry's yellow gallery. The RA show continues until 20th August.
Sam Fanaroff FSDC awarded British Empire Medal
Sam Fanaroff, SDC Fellow and founder of the Sussex Guild of Craftsmen, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 for his services to Crafts. Sam will be exhibiting alongside other Fellows, Members and Licentiates of the Society at the Designer Crafts 'Hand of the Maker' exhibition at Chelsea College of Art in July 2018.
Charlotte Wilkinson wins crafts&design Best Newcomer Award
Many congratulations to SDC member Charlotte Wilkinson MSDC who has been selected as the winner of the craft&design Best Newcomer Award at the British Craft Trade Fair 2018. BCTF said "Charlotte Wilkinson's glass epitomises the exceptional craftsmen and design skills that we look for when judging our award".
Members at Collect 2018
Members Peter Layton FSDC, Cathryn Shilling MSDC, John Makepeace FSDC(H), Anita Carnell MSDC & Juliette Bigley MSDC took part in Collect 2018 at the Saatchi Gallery, London
Sarah Waters selected for Knitting & Stitching Show
Sarah Waters LSDC has been selected to show her new felt exhibition ‘Stone’ at the Knitting & Stitching Show in Alexandra Palace, London.
Members at Collect 2017
Members Peter Layton FSDC, Cathryn Shilling MSDC, Hugh Miller MSDC & Zoe Hillyard LSDC took part in Collect 2017 at the Saatchi Gallery, London