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

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