Newest blog post - Interview with Liesbeth den Besten - Leading Voices

We interviewed the renowned jewellery historian Liesbeth den Besten on her experiences of motherhood and its positions within crafts historically and we are super excited about this one.

Here is a short extract:

' I wonder if our field is more difficult than any other free creative profession. In the creative sector it is hard to earn your money and the liberal professions rarely have official maternity leave policy. If you have a second job it can be easier because you can afford to pay for childcare.

The most important thing is that you are able to clear the children out of your head every now and then, to stop being a mother and to be an artist again – which is incredibly difficult of course. But I really think, from my own experience, that motherhood shouldn’t play the most important role in your life: that you should fight for free space beyond motherhood – only there you can start creating again.'

A link is HERE

Like what we are doing ?

Then please show your support!

We are in the process of crowdfunding to enable Mother Makers grow and to (hopefully) bring a selection of fantastic Mother Makers to Munich for Munich Jewellery Week in March 2018.

Please note; ALL funds regardless of whether we reach our target will be received, so please do give - literally every cent makes such a huge difference. Click here to find out more :)

Views: 88

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"US Ethical Gem Fair (Tucson 2020) next year in Tucson, Arizona, where we will be part of the greatest gem and jewellery event on the planet.   From February 3rd to 6th, 2020, we will be running a gem fair with fellow gemstone suppliers Ian…"
9 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Winter ExhibitionPrivate View Wednesday 13th November 2019 from 6pm - 9pmThursday 14th - Sunday 17th November 2019 from 11am - 5pmThe Garden House, Long Hill, The Sands, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1NQ07799…"
Tuesday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Hands-On Cove Park, is a programme of creative events, workshops and talks for people in the local area. Find out more about the programme and sign up for updates here. http://covepark.org/hands-on/"
Tuesday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Jewellery Hot Benching: Hire an individual bench including use of tools & equipment (materials not included) Available Monday - Friday 9am-5pm: £20 Full Day | £12 Half Day | £6 Additional Hours £25 Induction (required if…"
Tuesday

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2019   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service