‘Two Make’ plots the shared output of ten pairs of established makers who have created new work together. The partnerships are diverse, ranging from life long friends who live in different parts of the country, makers working with each other for the first time, makers who wanted to learn new skills and a couple working together over pregnancy and the birth of their daughter. Two Makes explores collaboration, sharing ideas, working through problems, encountering risk and explorin uncertainty.
This exhibition is part of a wider project that explores cooperation within craft communities, particulalry drawing on the role of regional craft guilds and associations in supporting practitioners’ livelihoods. Two Make emerged from Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen as a way to celebrate the spirit of cooperation and as a way of stimulating and enhancing the practice of current members.
Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF