Since its Royal Opening back in May 2007 the charity has worked with over 26,000 people on various creative projects, workshops and events. They are networked with over 300 talented professional makers from across the UK and 21 different local makers have benefited from having their studio at the bespoke venue.
To end their 10th Anniversary celebratory year on a high, on January 18 2018, they are partnering with Rowans Hospice to host a fund-raising exhibition and auction event.
Ingeniously they’ve taken inspiration from the number 10, and have themed their event around “Tin” which traditionally is associated with 10th anniversaries.
For the event, they are inviting designer-makers and artists to take inspiration from anything from the humble baked bean tin to a vintage biscuit tin. Contributors may want to decorate small tins, use the material to make something new or interpret the theme in their own way to create a unique and inspiring piece of craft. All items made will be auctioned at the event in January. To keep things interesting none of the submissions will be named with their maker so the event will be a ‘blind auction’. With reserve prices starting at just £20.00, this gives everyone the opportunity to own a piece of unique art and in turn raise money for both charities and the artist who made the piece.
Photographs of all “Tin craftworks” made will go into an online gallery where people can place their bids. Bidding will continue at the special preview event that will take place on the 18 January 2018, with the highest bidder winning. Only once the winner has paid, will the artist behind the masterpiece be revealed! Whether you’re interested in submitting work or buying, more information can be found online at - http://makingspace.org/the-power-of-tin/