Farnham World Craft Town

In June 2020, Farnham, Surrey, UK was awarded ‘World Craft City’ status by the World Crafts Council and became the first town in England and the third region in Europe to join the network of world craft cities. This short film shows what it means for Farnham to be a World Craft Town and raise awareness of the designation.

The film highlights Farnham’s thriving community of makers, world-class creative institutions and activities happening within the town and local area. It celebrates the rich history of craft in Farnham and encourages the wider community to feel proud of this aspect of the town and motivated to get involved.

List of featured makers: Ian Bishop – 3D Designer , Lucy Burley – Potter, Alice Howard Graham – Printed Textile Maker, Max Humphries – Puppet Maker, Allison Ellen – Textile Maker & Hand Knitter , John Cooksley – Blacksmith, Ashley Howard – Potter, Nao Fukomoto – Weaver, Ruta Brown – Jeweller.

The video also features the town’s creative landscape including the Farnham Maltings, The University of Creative Arts, the International Textiles Research Centre run by Professor Lesley Millar MBE; the internationally renowned Crafts Study Centre, celebrating its 50th year; The New Ashgate Gallery, one of the leading contemporary arts galleries in the south east of England; Farnham Pottery, founded by Absalom Harris in 1873, which has the oldest wood fired kiln in Europe; and a wide range of community-led activities that take place throughout the year.

The film was created by Key productions on behalf of Farnham Town Council and Farnham Maltings.

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