Masters through the lens


See Laura Dickens portraits of our Master Makers in a commissioned series of photographs for the Festival of Masters.

You will be able to see Laura’s images large-scale as well as a selection of postcards.

Laura said:

“It’s a real privilege to be invited into a makers space and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to capture that. I’m Black Country born and bred so it’s really important to me that the area and people are celebrated. There is so much talent and humour and compassion and sense of community in the Black Country, the people and place is really unique.

I decided I wanted to concentrate on the makers as making is so deeply engrained in Black Country history and culture. I was really inspired to make portraits to show the contemporary and modern aspect that is thriving in the area. The making and industrial history of the Black Country is so widely known, but there are so many amazing people, firms and companies that are world class in the area right now. Some of the stuff is mind blowing, it definitely deserves to be made visible and celebrated.”

Pictured top: Tanya Raabe-Webber
Pictured from top: Daniel Westwood / Gary Clifton  / Hayley Gammon /  Jas Kapur / Lofty Wright / Penkridge Ceramics / Luke Roper / Rachel Trevor-Morgan / Scott Povey / Steve Martin/  Sue Blane / Tanya Raabe-Webber 

The public will get the chance to get up close to some of the Masters who will be appearing at the festival on Saturday 25th November at Starworks Warehouse in Wolverhampton.

See the FULL LINE UP here.

Everyone is welcome!

Entry to the Festival is free. Workshops are on a first come, first served basis.

Directions: Starworks Warehouse on Frederick Street is next to St John’s Retail Park (behind Next). A 10 minute walk from Wolverhampton Train Station or 5 minutes from the Mander and Wulfrun Centre. Paid parking is available.

IMAGES: Copyright of Laura Dicken.

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