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Recommended: Making Dorset exhibition

A showcase of some of the best Dorset craftspeople is now open.

Making Dorset promotes Dorset Visual Arts new book ‘50 Dorset Makers’ with the help of sponsors including Humphries Kirk.

The exhibition was curated by Professor Simon Olding, director of the Crafts Study Centre, and Evolver Magazine editor Simon Barber.

The book showcases some of the best artists, including their portraits and full-page images of their work.

The aim of the exhibition and book was to bring greater recognition to the county’s renowned crafts community.

Katharine Jones, partner at Humphries Kirk, said: “We were delighted to be involved with the launch of ‘Making Dorset.’ Supporting Dorset Visual Arts is really important to us – this whole initiative has been a long-term aspiration of theirs and we were pleased to be able to help it get off the ground.”

Jem Main, director of Dorset Visual Arts, added: “The book and the exhibition have produced a remarkable response in terms of ambition and enthusiasm to show great design and high quality, handmade objects by the makers. We are grateful to Humphries Kirk and the co-sponsors for helping Dorset Visual Arts get this important contingent of makers better recognised. Many of them have national and international reputations and their talent and business practices add significantly to the Dorset economy.”

Fact file

Humphries Kirk provides legal expertise to private and commercial clients, with offices in Dorchester, Crewkerne, Wareham, Swanage, Poole, Parkstone, Bournemouth and London as well and an international network of lawyers.

‘50 Dorset Makers’ is available from Dorset Visual Arts for £15 including postage. Orders can be placed through admin@dorsetvisualarts.org.

For more information, visit www.makingdorset.squarespace.com and www.dorsetvisualarts.org.

Photo credit: Jack Orton

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