National Festival of Making – The Black Artisans

6th July at 11:00 am


Date: 6th July 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Blackburn Cathedral Crypt

The Black Artisans is a body of photography work that showcases and celebrates established UK based Black Artisans.

The project, initiated by photographer Jo Sealy, aims to enlighten and inspire, as well as make visible the work of Black makers.

In the exhibition space, learn from the expertise of mosaic artist Dionne Ible of Qemamu Mosaics, and weaver Marcia John of MarciaBJohn Designs.

You’ll get the chance to understand more about their practices, watch demos and sign up for workshops.

Demos and Drop-ins: 12pm – 2pm 

Workshops: 3pm – 5pm (sign up at the venue)

The Black Artisans showcases and celebrates established UK based Black Artisans through a travelling photography exhibition. As well as capturing traditional sectors of UK crafts, The Black Artisans captures artisans in other areas of cultural heritage – steel pan makers and calabash artists, for example.

This body of work seeks to make visible Black Artisans and to enlighten, educate and inspire people to explore these areas as a potential field of work or as a leisure interest.

The Black Artisans is a project by Jo Sealy whose work focuses on culture, heritage and age.


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