Two Make plots the shared output of ten pairs of established designer / makers who have created new work together. Th
e partnerships are diverse, ranging from life-long friends who live in different parts of the country, makers working together for the first time, and makers who wanted to learn new skills. Two Make explores the process of collaboration: sharing ideas, working through problems, encountering risk, and exploring uncertainty. Val Michael has worked with Tim Blades to make a bag combining hand woven Italian silk fabric, calf , silver and tiny garnets.
Their creative journey is plotted by drawings, photographs, recorded conversations, samples and maquettes and are shown in this touring exhibition as part of a wider project that explores cooperation within craft communities of practice, particularly drawing on the role of regional craft guilds and associations in supporting craft practitioner’s livelihood.
The exhibition is at the The Museum in the Park in Stroud, Gloucestershire from 1 January to 19 February 2017 .