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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.



New Workshop 12 April

Do you find it hard to talk about your work in public? Many contemporary craft makers and creatives don’t enjoy public speaking and yet you’re often asked to communicate in person at shows or exhibitions, as part of projects or conferences, or as guest speakers for student or public audiences.  These situations are great opportunities to connect to your audience about the amazing work you do, so let’s deal with the anxiety and raise your confidence!

For more information and to book your place click below.

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

New FREE resource

The spring equinox tomorrow (as a point of balance in the year between light and dark) is a great moment for reflecting on your practice, and thinking about where you'd like to take it in the next few months. My Creative Practice Review is designed to help you with some questions and prompts that help you acknowledge the great work you've been doing so far this year, and help harness some energy for the things you still hope to achieve.

Click the button below to get your free copy.


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!


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

Project Residency & Open Studios at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester 10 - 14 April 2019

Events:

  • ‘Speed-dating’ Networking event for Makers

    Thursday 11th April 6pm   Free, booking essential

      

  • ‘Confident Communication for Creatives’ workshop

    Friday 12th April 10am – 12pm   Tickets £40

     

  • Open Studios

    Saturday 13th April 9am – 5pm   Free, drop in

     

  • ‘Imaginary Tool’ making workshop

    Saturday 13th April 2-5pm   Free, drop in

      

  • In Conversation with artist Linda Brothwell

    Saturday 13th April 6pm   Tickets £25

      

  • Open Studios

    Sunday 14th April 10am – 12pm   Free, drop in

For more information, and to book tickets, please visit the New Brewery Arts website

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

makersandtoolsproject.uk


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 4th April 7pm Oxford

Oxford Makers Group (omg)

next meeting: Thursday 4th April 7pm 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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