A Future Made
Juliette Bigley, a postgraduate alumna in Jewellery and Silversmithing from The Cass has been selected from over 200 applicants to take part in A Future Made, an initiative from the Crafts Council dedicated to showing British craft on the world stage.
In 2016 and 2017, the Crafts Council is expanding its successful international work to promote high-end British craft in Europe and the United States.
A Future Made is a two-year programme designed to showcase craft skills and materials that typify the diversity of making in Britain in a contemporary way. The programme will take makers to high-profile international design fairs and tailor business training for them.
The programme will work with up to 30 makers over the two years. To date 14 makers have been selected to take part in this programme. They are: Juliette Bigley, Simone Brewster, Edmond Byrne, Juli Bolaños-Durman, Emily Gardiner, Joseph Harrington, Jochen Holz, Marlène Huissoud, Shelley James, Eleanor Lakelin, Shauna Richardson, Marcin Rusak, Nicola Tassie and Andrea Walsh.
The following independent and expert panel selected these makers: Mark Eley (Eley Kishimoto), Max Fraser, Catherine Lock (The New Craftsmen), Ambra Medda, Jonathan Reed, Beverley Rider and Annie Warburton (Crafts Council).
A Future Made is a partnership programme from the Crafts Council, The New Craftsmen, Craft Scotland and Ruthin Craft Centre. It is funded by Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales and it is supported by the GREAT Britain campaign.