Future of Craft

Georgia Bosson

What do you do and what are you most proud of in your making/designing history?

I am a textile designer and printmaker and I create work that is contemporary, colourful and tactile. I studied Embroidery in Manchester and now produce a small studio product range alongside undertaking commissions and teaching workshops.

I am particularly proud of the two quilted pieces that I will be showing during London Craft Week, they have been incredibly challenging yet rewarding to make and I think they are a true representation of the direction that I would like my work to take in the future.

Where do you work and what materials do you prefer/get most inspired by?

I work from a shared studio in South Bermondsey, where I have a textile print bed and lots of piles of fabric. I always return to textiles, I can spend hours perusing the shelves of my favourite fabric shops and layering coloured cloths to create a palette. I particularly love working with linen and wool, they are beautiful fabrics to work with and work together wonderfully to make my quilts.

What do think will be important or significant for craft practice in general in the future?

I think proper funding is crucial for ensuring a diverse and exciting craft sector. We need to ensure that ancient skills are kept alive, whilst working to ensure that new definitions of craft are accepted and encouraged.

What are your own aspirations for the next five years?

In the next five years I would like to see my studio practice grow to incorporate more commissioned projects, I thrive on problem solving and love the challenge of generating work to a brief. I would like to continue to support and work with skilled UK manufactures, and expand the range of my products that are made by social enterprises.

Georgia has been a member of Design-Nation since 2018.