I am sure folk who have been following the progress of the Heritage Crafts Association will be delighted to know we have been offered use of the V&A for our press launch and forum in March. Mark Jones director of the V&A is as concerned about the loss of hand skills as we are. On a personal level his daughter wishes to train as a blacksmith. We hope to take a range of crafts and working craftspeople to show off to journalists and politicians to highlight the wonderful skills we have in the UK and the fact that many of them may not be passed on to the next generation.
There really could be no better venue in the UK to put traditional crafts in the limelight.
More details to follow, just excited and wanted to share.
Now back to work planning carving course dates for next year which are overdue, we should be sorted tonight though and on the website early next week.