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Hello, I'm Melody

I support & promote the creative practice of contemporary craft makers.

I run a creative consultancy that focuses on communication skills, particularly writing. I offer support to makers in finding their voice, communicating about their practice and writing effective and exciting text for websites, applications and social media.

My approach is a friendly, conversational collaboration centred on dialogue and underpinned by a passion for communicating about making.

You can find out more about me here.



Makers & Tools is a collaborative making project exploring the relationship between craft makers and their tools.

Exhibition at Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford 17 May - 15 June 2019

Events:

  • PV Opening event

    Thursday 16th May 6pm  

      

  • ‘Crafting your Career’ symposium

    Wednesday 22nd May 1 - 4pm   Tickets £7.50 (Free to students)

     

  • Curator Talks with Melody Vaughan

    Saturday 18th May, Thursday 6th June, Saturday 15th June 2pm Free but please book your place

     

  • Meet the Makers

    11am – 6pm (talks at 2pm, 11.30am on 25 May)

    Thurs 23 May: Harriet Elkerton
    Sat 25 May: Katy Welsh
    Thurs 30 May: Angie Packer
    Sat 1 June: Christabel Balfour
    Sat 8 June: Rachel Jones-Jones
    Thurs 13 June: Tim Evershed

      

  • Vinyl Collage workshop with print designer Katy Welsh

    Saturday 25th May 2 - 4.30pm   Tickets £10 please book here

      

  • Creative Networking hosted by Oxford Makers Group, The Creative Duck & Independent Oxford

    Thursday 6th June 6.30pm Free rsvp here

For more information, and to book tickets, please visit the Arts at the Old Fire Station website

makersandtoolsproject.uk


Downloads & e-books

I've created a range of free downloads and e-books you can buy all aimed at the needs of craft makers. From advice to emerging makers at the start of your creative careers to top tips on all the writing you'll need to do as part of your practice and business, these resources are designed to help make the communication you do about your work that little bit easier!


detail of painting from RCA Summer Show 2017 (sorry I didn't note the artist's name)

Blog post - Responsible Making

For me, there is currently a fundamental problem with ‘making’ as a creative act. I have deep concerns about its effects on people and the planet, things we do not see directly but have a hand in. I want to articulate these concerns I’ve been having about the sector I work in, because it no longer feels like an option, something that only some people should engage with. Creating work in a responsible manner is everyone’s issue.

Click the button below to read the post.


I send out a monthly newsletter with the latest news and updates about my services. It also rather handily contains a comprehensive list of all the upcoming deadlines, so you'll never miss that vital application again! Every now and then, when I've created new resources or offer new services, or amazing opportunities come up, I may send out individual emails letting you know more information.  It's also the place to hear about any offers or discounts. Don't miss it!


WORK WITH ME

1:1 writing & creative practice support sessions  London or via Skype

1:1 writing & creative practice support sessions

London or via Skype

JOIN THE NETWORK

Oxford Makers Group (omg)  next meeting: Thursday 6th June 6.30pm Oxford

Oxford Makers Group (omg)

next meeting: Thursday 6th June 6.30pm Oxford

READ THE BLOG

new blog post every Wednesday  thoughts on making, writing & creativity

new blog post every Wednesday

thoughts on making, writing & creativity


 
 

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