A unique event organised by Making Space for Craft Makers.
Emma Jeffs is an experienced London based textile designer who has a vast knowledge and understanding of the creative industries.
Over this 2-day course Emma will cover various subjects including developing your craftwork for batch production, wider distribution & sales and also working to commission.
For those interested there are also ten 20-minute 1-2-1 mentoring sessions available. These are booked on a first come first served basis. Please see details below.
Event Description & breakdown.
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Talk 1 | Thursday 5 October | 10am-11am
Developing your craftwork so that it can be produced for batch production, wider distribution and sales.
This talk is about developing your craftwork so that it can be produced for wide distribution markets and sales. It is important to understand what batch production means and when it might be relevant to your craft practice. This talk is suitable for those who are self-employed, working for a sole practitioner or within a workshop or studio. Emma will use the Case study of My Adhesive Window film Product which she launched in 2005 at a small trade show to handing over the product to a USA manufacture with a worldwide licensing agreement in 2012. Emma will discuss the journey of how she moved from maker i.e. making in her own studio to then finding manufacturers , to produce it (batch production) to selling it worldwide (working with distributors/agents) to then finally licensing with a USA company (Royalties and licensing agreements). She will cover; mistakes, lessons learnt and best practice. Emma will end by summarising key points and answering questions.
( Talk approx. 45 mins)