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
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
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!
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.
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