Crafts Council Gallery, London
9th January – 24th February 1991
This exhibition aims to show that the crafts can offer a successful career.
These craftspeople explain, in their own words and creations, how they have succeeded in their working lives – whether by selling, teaching, residencies, or using craft skills in unusual ways.
Six of the exhibitors share their experience in greater depth, exploring the rewards and pitfalls of the creative life.
The exhibition has been organised to celebrate twenty years of the Craft Council’s Setting Up Scheme. The exhibitors have been selected from recipients throughout these twenty years to show the wide range of new talent which the Craft Council has supported through the Setting Up Scheme.
The exhibition showcases work from a number of artists, including Russell Bagley, Ros Conway, Alan Evans, David Field, Sally Freshwater, Stephen Gottlieb, Alice Kettle, Lilly Lee, Usha Mahenthiralingham, Robert Marsden and Simon Moore.
The Craft of Twenty Lives
Financial Times, 12 January 1991
No Stopping Well Trimmed Crafts
The Times, 12 January 1991