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UCA set to celebrate Farnham craft month with series of public events

We're set to open our doors to the public throughout October in celebration of craft month, offering visitors the opportunity to indulge in Farnham’s rich craft heritage and experience a series of workshops, lectures and exhibitions.

Rebecca Skeels, Postgraduate Subject Leader for the School of Crafts and Design, said: “Craft month is a great opportunity for people of all ages to get involved with art and crafts throughout the town.

“We’re excited to be part of the annual celebration and to provide visitors to the University with the chance to get a taste of our workshop facilities, watch artists in action, and to hear from leading practitioners in their field. UCA has a long history of nurturing artists and designers, and is home to a number of research centres including the Crafts Study Centre.”

Activities available at UCA during craft month include tours of the School of Crafts and Design, as well as free taster sessions run by leading practitioners in glass, textiles and jewellery.

A number of lectures and exhibitions will also be taking place. Keiko Kawashima, the Director of Gallery Gallery in Kyoto, one of the foremost independent textile art galleries in Japan, will be leading a talk on the importance of textiles in Japanese culture, and acclaimed contemporary textile artist Diana Harrison is showcasing her work at her latest exhibition Working in Cloth.

School and college students in years 10-13 can participate in a Sand Casting Pewter Workshop, offering them the opportunity to receive an introduction to metal casting and make a personalised, sand cast, pewter brooch in the jewellery workshops.

Craft month is held each year in October and celebrates the craft heritage of Farnham, with a wide range of events taking place throughout the area.

To view our full programme of events and to book, please visit our events page.