Society announces a new Chair of the Council
Kate Mason has been announced as the new Chair of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. Kate takes over as Chair from Kayley Holderness FSDC who has been Interim Chair for the last 12 months.
The Society has announced the appointment of Kate Mason as their new Chair of the Council and Board of Trustees.
Kate takes over as Chair from Kayley Holderness FSDC who has been Interim Chair for the last 12 months.
Commenting on her appointment Kate Mason said:
"I'm absolutely delighted to be announced as the new Chair of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. There are few societies that bring together an illustrious heritage and arts-historical pedigree, alongside a contemporary active craft, making and design membership."
Kate Mason has worked consistently in a variety of roles across the arts, heritage, community, cultural and creative industries sectors over the last 26 years. A strategist, persuader, and cultural broker, she is a passionate advocate for the value of the arts, crafts, and design as key pillars for a broad and balanced education.
She currently works as the Director for arts education and visual literacy charity The Big Draw, which also runs the UK wide John Ruskin Contemporary Arts and Crafts Prize. Kate is a Companion of The Guild of St George, an educational charity devoted to the arts, crafts and the rural economy, which was founded in 1871 by John Ruskin. She is also a Trustee of the House of Imagination, an arts-based action research charity which supports children in their exploration and expression of ideas, helping them develop creative skills for life.