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West Midlands at Origin 2009

  • Date: 1 October 2009
  • Area: Midlands

Taking place at Somerset House, Origin provides a unique opportunity to buy contemporary craft directly from 300 of the finest makers, with work ranging from functional tableware and sculptural glassware to classic knitwear and innovative jewellery and millinery.

Beginning on 16 October 2009, 17 designers from the West Midlands region will be showcasing their work, many of whom are first time exhibitors. Six of the new designer makers received funding towards attending Origin from Arts Council England's Grants for the arts.

In July, officers from the West Midlands led a short session on applying for Grants for the arts funding for Origin. The session, supported by previous exhibitor Kathryn Partington, was made to the majority of the first time exhibitors from the region and resulted in strong applications with £14,199 being awarded in total.

Exhibitor details, including those funded through Grants for the arts and their awards are below:

Part one: Tuesday 6 - Sunday 11 October 2009

Kathleen Baird jewellery £2,000
Jennifer Collier jewellery  
Tusheeta David jewellery £4,217*
Will Evans jewellery  
Rachel Llewellyn jewellery £2,000
Lauren Van Helmond mixed media  

* larger sum which is shared among three other exhibitions across England

Part two: Tuesday 13 – Sunday 18 October 2009

 Leila Arzaghi
textiles  
 Louise Chesshire
silversmith  
 Isabella Hart
jewellery  
 Saloukee jewellery  
 Sangeun Kim
jewellery  
 Tony Laverick
ceramics  
 Esther Lord
metal work
 
 Allister Malcom
glass  £2,000
 Jane Moore
jewellery  
 Phioro silversmith
 £1,982
 Kathryn Partington
jewellery
 
 Jonathan Phillips
ceramics  £2,000
 Kate Smith
jewellery
 
 Alix Swan
paper
 

Additional Information

For more information (media only) please contact:

Louisa.griffiths@artscouncil.org.uk