Manifesto point 8 - We recognise craft as a leader in ethical, environmental and sustainable business practice.
“It is essential I create work accessible to people from diverse backgrounds. An ethical approach to practice and working with others, the materials we choose, the processes we use and the legacy that is left are all critical. In changing digital, economic and environmental times, making, reviving and developing hand skills are essential for wellbeing. Sharing our work and skills with diverse audiences in an accessible way is important.”
Deirdre Nelson is a maker who creates textiles which explore humour, place and social history. Deirdre’s work crosses over art, design and craft. She partners traditional techniques with contemporary processes such as digital print in creating work not only to be exhibited but on artist residencies, within education and community projects. She enables the communities she works with to social and environmental issues through making. She also works to commission for arts and healthcare organisations. Collaborating with creatives such as architects, musicians and writers allows her to create and produce diverse projects.