Crafts Council Panel on Sustainability in Craft

Crafts Council Panel on Sustainability in Craft

Thursday 29 June

18:00 - 19:00


Debika Ray – Head of editorial at the Crafts Council and editor of Crafts

Isabel Fletcher – Textile Artist

Will James – Furniture Maker, Knot Design

Kuniko Maeda – Paper/Leather Artist

Hosted by Crafts Council, this panel chaired by Debika Ray brings together three makers: textile artist Isabel Fletcher, furniture maker Will James, Knot Design, and paper/leather artist Kuniko Maeda who will discuss the motivations, barriers and changes that could be made around sustainability. The conversation will also draw in moments to reflect on cost of living, mental health and well-being, and material innovations. There will be an opportunity to meet and network with Crafts Council and the makers after the talk as part of New Designers Thursday Late session.

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Debika Ray is an editor, writer and consultant specialising in arts and culture, with a keen interest in the Global South, diasporic communities and social justice. She has 18 years of experience at a range of world-leading publications ranging from the Financial Times, the Guardian, The Independent and Al Jazeera, to Wallpaper, Kinfolk, Elle Decoration and Architectural Digest. She is currently the editor of Crafts, as well as head of editorial at the UK Crafts Council, and was previously senior editor at Icon. In 2017, she founded Clove, a magazine and cultural platform about the culture of South Asia and its global diaspora.