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Retrouvius Salvage and Reclamation
Sat 6 May 2017, 14:00 – 16:00 BST
Maria Speake of Architectural salvage and design purveyors Retrouvius and Tracey Neuls discuss the role of craft in their practices. Speake shares her approach of making with reclaimed materials and a history of collaborating with craftspeople — challenging them to engage with rescued materials, with an emphasis on materials and tactility. From reinventing unwanted timbers and textile fragments to re-imagining the traditional form of a shoe, through clay sculpting and highly specialist finishes, these two particular women will discuss their expertise in their respective fields and the role of Craft when realising their designs and visions. Talk chaired by Hettie Judah.