A series of creative workshops and talks, held at The Factory Studios in Boscombe. Join us to gain new skills and socialise with industry professionals, all while learning how to start your own creative business. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to meet and learn from some incredibly talented people. Tickets available online and on the door.
Open Studios – 11am to 4pm
Maker of exquisite hand crafted stationery. Come and watch Tom at work, ask him questions about his process and what it’s like to go from concept to being listed in Harrods in just 9 months.
Home Thrown Studios
Join in with ceramicist, Gemma Mordle, as she takes you through the fundamentals of crafting your own homewares. Bring your mere hands and leave with a potted masterpiece.
South Hand Crafted
Whittlers of wooden surf craft. Come and watch Dave at work, ask him questions about his process and why he insists on a hand-tool-only approach, from start to finish.
Come and watch Dionne Williams, a creative artist and illustrator, at work. Take a look at some of her inspiring portraits and talk to her to get an insight into how they’re made.
Workshops – 11am to 12.55am
Tone In Image
Work alongside commercial illustrator Bridie in real time using gouache paint as an introduction to understanding the basics of colour and tone.
Join in with ceramicist, Gemma Mordle, as she takes you through the fundamentals of crafting your own homewares. Bring your mere hands, leave with a potted masterpiece.
Speakers & Lecturers – 2pm to 6:45pm
Sink or Swim
Talk with Dave Germain, Founder of South Hand Crafted. Hear how Dave went from employed London agency life to launching a hand crafted surf company in Boscombe. Learn of the highs and the lows and gain valuable insight into the dos and dont’s of putting your money where your mouth is.
The Unsung Hero
Talk with John Burton, founder of A/B/O. Learn about Johns love hate relationship with typography, how it’s often the forgotten child of the design world, and what impact and value good typography can have.
Speaker Grant Campbell, Founder of Kindred and former owner of Campbell Rowley.
Talk with Dionne Williams. Learn about the power of social media as a platform to an artist – when to post, what to post, and more importantly, what not to post.