January 2021

The state of British Crafts

Welcome to The Arts Society Farnham
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:30

 Look at the landscape of crafts today (ONLINE)

The passions, skills and materials combine to create exquisite craftsmanship but is it a dying art and how does the future look in these uncertain times in a world of mass production. 


Dr Jonathan Foyle

Dr Jonathan Foyle was Chief Executive of World Monuments Fund Britain for eight years, and a Curator of Historic Buildings at Hampton Court for as long, during which time he took his 2002 PhD on reconstructing Wolsey's palace. He is a frequent feature writer for the Financial Times on issues of architecture, history and craft, and is approaching his fourth published cathedral monograph: Canterbury, Lincoln, Lichfield - now Peterborough. A presenter of numerous television series including BBC4's Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? and BBC2's Climbing Great Buildings, he lectures frequently on a range of art-historical topics. He brings teaching experience as a former Course Director for the University of Cambridge Summer Schools and is an Honorary Professor in Conservation at the University of Lincoln.