Advancement of the Arts
Through encouraging interest and commitment in artists who engage in the disciplines of: ceramics, glass, silver, wood and other media. The Foundation offers frequent opportunities to hear artists talk about their practice at evening events in the Joanna Bird Gallery, London. Exhibitions, seminars, visits to workshops, film screening and publications are organised by the Foundation. Furthermore, we are building a reference library to aid future research.
To inspire makers
The Foundation nurtures emerging artists and established professionals to deepen their practice, and to extend their vision. The Foundation encourages large scale work for public spaces by supporting innovation and bold work with good design and craftsmanship, producing honest and genuine work with integrity.
The advancement of education
The Foundation is always pleased to guide practitioners and those wishing to discover more by improving their skills and knowledge in the Decorative Arts. Mentoring opportunities are provided wherever possible. It is through education and contact with established professionals that younger artists and those aspiring to make work acquire the discipline and integrity that professional artists depend upon for their careers and their work.