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: 45

Comment

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

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Harriete E Berman posted a status
"Charles Lewton Brain is conducting a survey about the jewelry metals field. Will you participate?https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XQY98W2"
Thursday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"FAVELAB BONDS 2019 Apply for one of 20 one-week residency offers in central Athens from September - December 2019. Artists, designers, cultural managers, writers or art historians are invited to apply for one ore more of the 20 FaveLAB Bonds. Each…"
Tuesday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"3D Workshop Technician Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts Salary: £18,000 to £25,000 per annum, depending on experience Full Time Closes: 19th October 2018 Job Ref: CEG…"
Oct 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The Society of North American Goldsmiths Launches “Membership Month” Society of North American Goldsmiths from October 15 - November 30, 2018 The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), a nonprofit membership organization…"
Oct 13

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2018   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service