Short course
Contemporary Craft: Making, Materials and Methods

Thursday 23 April 2020 - Thursday 2 July 2020

  • Thursday 23 April 2020 - Thursday 2 July 2020

  • Seminar Room 1, South Kensington

  • Course price £380.00 - £472.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

In an increasingly virtual and digital world, craft is once again in the spotlight. Material knowledge, practical skills and the ability to make objects by hand are increasingly admired and valued. This course will highlight a range of talented artists are injecting innovation and energy into traditional disciplines. You will also discover vigour and richness in the making of contemporary objects in the 21st century.

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Christine Lalumia

Course Director Christine Lalumia

Christine Lalumia lectures and writes on the design and garden histories of the late 19th and 20th centuries. A Consultant Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, she was previously the Deputy Director of The Geffrye, Museum of the Home, London for 21 years. Christine is now Executive Director of Contemporary Applied Arts.

V&A courses are brilliant. The coverage of topics, the variety of speakers from their various backgrounds, the quality of the lecturers and the presentations. 2018 Short Course Student

Course Overview

We will look in depth at a range of materials and disciplines including ceramics, glass, furniture and wood, metal, jewellery, paper and textiles. Each session will include a contextual lecture which will assess the state of craft practice in the UK since about 2000. These foundational lectures will be complemented and enhanced by discipline-specific talks from a range of Britain’s most respected artist makers. Gallery visits to see some of the V&A’s most exciting contemporary objects will illuminate the ways in which makers today are blurring the lines between craft, art and design.


Course tickets will be available for priority booking for V&A Members from 9.30am Monday 6 May 2019. General booking will open on 9.30am Monday 13 May 2019, subject to availability.

This course has a Half Term break on 28 May • Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people

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Short course: Contemporary Craft: Making, Materials and Methods

23 April 2020 - 2 July 2020

£380.00 - £472.00

Need help enrolling? Talk to the admissions team:

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)