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TV presenter Paul Martin to speak at Heritage Crafts Association’s Annual Conference

By Mark Hayhurst 21 Dec 2017

Television presenter Paul Martin (Flog It!, Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution) will speak at the Heritage Crafts Association’s Annual Conference.

He joins ceramics producer Emma Bridgewater and Sam Walton of Hole & Corner magazine as keynote speakers at the morning session of the conference, at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, on March 24. Both Paul (pictured left above with HCA Trustee Robin Wood MBE) and Emma are Patrons of the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA).

After lunch the HCA will be celebrating the winners and runners-up of this year’s Heritage Crafts Awards sponsored by QEST, The Arts Society and the Marsh Christian Trust.

In the afternoon session, makers from the critically endangered category of The HCA/Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts will be addressing the audience.

  • Martin Frost, fore-edge painter
  • Kate Hetherington, horse collar maker
  • Wim Visscher, parchmenter
  • JoJo Wood, apprentice clog maker and wood worker
  • Jacob Moss, curator of the Fan Museum

The Heritage Crafts Association will also be awarding up to £23,500 worth of awards and bursaries to the best and most up-and-coming craftspeople in their field.

Open to all, tickets cost £25 for HCA members (or Bring-a-Friend- two tickets for £50 for an HCA member and a non-member friend), £30 for non-members, £10 for students.

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