The Value of Making
This new body of work was created to celebrate the skill, dexterity and the creative problem solving of people who make things, recognising the value of clever hands in an increasingly digital and cerebral age. Concerned about the position of making in the hierarchy of skills we value as a society and how this is exacerbated by the decline of making in schools, I have made a series of portraits of contemporary makers to reflect how proud I am to be a member of this creative community.
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The Value of Making was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Many thanks to the makers: Helen Beard, Ane Christensen, Sebastian Cox, Maiko Dawson, Eleanor Pritchard, Sarah Pulvetaft and Michael Ruh. There is more information about the making of this work in my Journal.
Photo credit: Lol Johnson