Conference for New Makers and Designers

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6 Oct 2021
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Hi All

We (Artichoke) are running a free-to-attend conference for new furniture makers and designers next year.

The Artichoke New Designers and Makers Conference 2022 will be held near our design studios and workshops in Somerset, on Friday 25th February 2022. It is aimed at furniture students undertaking their final year of studies and new makers who have recently started a business.

The conference will feature talks covering topics such as how to charge correctly for your time, where to find clients and how to create a brand which customers can believe in. There will also be talks by new and successful makers who will share the secrets of their success.

Our company vision is that in 100 years, British design and craftsmanship is still thriving. To achieve this, we must ensure there is new blood joining the industry and that they are successful in their endeavours. Along the way we have made lots of excellent decisions, but we have also made mistakes; mistakes that we would now like to help those starting out in the industry learn from.

Final year students and new makers can register for a place at

I would be very grateful if Forum members would pass this onto anyone who might be interested.

Many thanks