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UCA to host activities in celebration of October Craft Month

We are once again welcoming visitors to our Farnham campus to celebrate the town’s rich craft heritage throughout October Craft Month.

Specialist workshops, exhibitions and a series of lectures will be hosted by UCA over the course of the month, including a talk by internationally renowned silversmith David Clarke, as well as lectures by leading craft practitioners Adi Toch and Celia Pym.

Public shows held at the university include a touring exhibition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Association of Contemporary Jewellery, and a specialist crafts project show curated by MA and MRes Crafts students.

Rebecca Skeels, Postgraduate Subject Leader for the School of Crafts and Design at UCA, said: “We’re excited to once again be part of Farnham’s annual crafts celebrations and welcome members of our community to take part in a creative and varied programme of activities. 

“UCA has a long history of nurturing artists and designers, and October Craft Month is a great way of allowing people to experience different creative disciplines. We hope that the programme of events will enable the public to immerse themselves in the heritage of Farnham, which was voted England’s craft town in 2013.”

In addition to the activities taking place at UCA Farnham, October Craft Month will see a number of workshops and lectures held across the town at venues including the New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham Maltings, Farnham Adult Education Centre and the Museum of Farnham.

Find out more about October Craft Month here.