Monday, 4 March 2013

Aryma sponsor HCA Conference Travel Bursary

Heritage Crafts Association friends Aryma have kindly provided a bursary of £200 for ticket and travel, to enable another HCA Friend to attend Manifesto for Making - the 2013 Heritage Crafts Spring Conference - Saturday 23rd March 2013 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

David Hieatt

Paul Martin of BBC's Handmade Revolution. Talking about his passion for the handmade from his childhood experience of building a traditional wooden boat with his father to filming the Handmade Revolution for the BBC.
David Hieatt, founder of Howies clothing, the Do Lectures and most recently Hiut Denim. "My town used to have the biggest jeans factory in Britain. And then one day it closed. I have started a small factory to make my own brand of jeans and to get our town making jeans again". 
Phill Gregson, a traditional time served wheelwright, makes all aspects of wooden wheels, vehicles, metalwork and tools/equipment for re-enactment societies, craftsmen and tradesmen.
Mila Burcikova, creator of 'Misense' fashion label is also a PhD candidate at Charles University, Prague. Her thesis investigates the role of craft as an agent of social change and the relationship between craft, social transformation and utopianism. In particular,  the link between the ideas and work of poet, designer and political activist  William Morris and the currently flourishing 'Craftivism' movement.
Deborah Carre, founded carréducker with James Ducker in 2004. carréducker is known for handmade shoes that combine traditional craft skills perfected over generations, with a distinct, contemporary aesthetic. In addition to their own atelier, carréducker runs the bespoke shoemaking department at the world renowned Savile Row tailor and gentleman’s outfitter, Gieves & Hawkes.

To enter the competition please send an email to with “ARYMA HCA Conference Travel Bursary” in the subject line by 5pm on Monday 11th March.  Please note, this bursary is only available to Friends of the Heritage Crafts Association.

For more details on the confrence, and to book tickets, please visit:  Student tickets are only £10.

Pat Reynolds, Heritage Crafts Association Administrator


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