Craft Industrialism was a pop-up event at Lambert’s Yard hosted in March 2015 that showcased the process of making to the general public. The event was designed as a pop-up shop/gallery where the public viewed, browsed and purchased the work but also learned more about each of the products on display and how they were made. Leeds Inspired supported the project with a £1,000 grant.
The work on display varied from handmade ceramics, locally manufactured leather satchels, 3D printing machines, to bespoke textile prints designed via an app, functional table designs and many more. A series of free Maker’s Talks were hosted where the public were invited to interact and engage with the makers on a more personal level and learn more about their craft.
Craft Industrialism is a new initiative that bridges the gap between the maker and the public.Each selected maker’s work is carefully presented in an informal setting and demonstrates the complexity and consideration that goes into every craft product made - from the initial starting point, design development and to the final production method.The project promotes a wider understanding and appreciation of craftsmanship and supports local creative communities.
Maim image: Laura Daza.