We’ve talked a lot about sharing skills and how craft builds a community so today lets look at that next generation of makers and see what they have in store for us in Jewellery Quarter Open Studios.
ADP Architecture have been working hard on an activity map that encourages children to become an archi-tective for the day! Sponsored by RIBA the activity map has different buildings to spot and questions to ask as your family wanders around the Jewellery Quarter. This is a great way to introduce the practice of architecture and as I’ve seen the map it is great for adults too!
Vittoria Street Gallery is nestled in the heart of the School of Jewellery, there is always a great exhibition happening but on 29th July you’ll be able to see something of the future! Make your future is a Crafts Council project that will see up to 48 schools take part in the project that encourages making as a career. See the work of local schools who have worked with jewellers to create some spectacular work.
Craft and making are at the heart of Argent College which delivers Practical Skills Therapeutic education to 16-25 year olds. As well as traditional crafts the college also has it’s own cafe where the produce served has been grown on their roof. The roof top micro farm is a joy to see and alongside their in house bakery teaches skills that will be useful throughout their students lives. On Saturday 29th at 315, 16 and 1645 there will be tours of the allotment. It is a sight to behold with so much packed into the space. Book on Eventbrite here
We’ll be back tomorrow with some more makers and designers, be sure to follow us on twitter @jqopenstudios