I visited the Knit and Stitch Show at Alexandra Palace and found the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef had migrated there. It is a huge show with suppliers showing all sorts of materials. I wanted to see Alexandra Palace close up having passed it so many times on the train. It was built in 1873 and despite being burned down twice, is Londons only surviving example of a Victorian Peoples Palace where in 1936 the worlds first television transmission took place.
Author: Dorothy Hogg
Dorothy Hogg is internationally recognised as both an artist jeweller and a teacher of jewellery and silversmithing. She has enjoyed a lifetime of success as a world-renowned maker, and was head of Edinburgh College of Art’s Jewellery and Silversmithing Department for almost 20 years. As well as maintaining her own creative practice she also curates exhibitions, sits on educational and craft boards, and promotes Scottish Jewellery across the world. Dorothy was Artist in Residence at the V&A between July and December 2008.More posts by Dorothy Hogg
Artists in Residence at the V&A
With an exciting and ever-changing programme of artists and designers, there’s never a dull moment in our residency studios. We will give you an exclusive look into what it’s like to be in residence at the world’s greatest museum of art and design.
We have a thriving and exciting programme of artists in residence here at the Museum, with at least two practitioners inhabiting our studios at any given time.
Here we show the process of being an artist or designer in residence here at the V&A, with behind-the-scenes insights and stories from Residency Co-ordinator, Laura Southall, and the artists themselves.