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The 2013 Peter Dormer Lecture: Martina Margetts

This lecture, now in its 17th year has become a major event in the applied arts and is held in memory of Peter Dormer, the pioneering writer on design, architecture and the crafts, who died in 1996 aged 47.

This year’s lecture will be given by Martina Margetts, a leading light in the crafts world for over 30 years. As former Editor of Crafts magazine she fostered critical debate in the field of craft, going beyond studio craft to include new media, folk art, architecture, design and contemporary art. As teacher, writer, curator and adviser she has acted as a key interpreter of creative talent, helping to shape the meaning of making in our time. She is happiest behind the scenes, but in memory of Peter Dormer and in honour of practitioners of craft globally who have inspired her life, this lecture, entitled History in the Making, reflects on how history, objects and selves are made - and unmade - in societies in flux.

Please note, this lecture is now sold out.


  • Martina Margetts

    Martina Margetts