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Talks, Judging & Writing

I have given talks, participated in expert panels, and written and run half-day and full-day interactive development sessions for the past 10 years, covering all elements of what it takes to be a craft professional.


I have been asked to present on the following subjects:

  • Selling online

  • Selling at events

  • "Presenting Yourself"

  • How to communicate successfully both in person and through the written word

  • How to tell your story

  • "Crafting your Story"

  • Authenticity as a maker

  • Specificity as a maker

  • "Going from Good to Great:

  • "You are Not Alone"

  • "Not Business as Usual"

  • "Thinking of Studying Design?"

  • "Investing in Craft"

  • "How Craft Fits into Your Life"

I have given talks for the following:

  • The Crafts Council (Hot House)

  • The London Design Festival

  • ArtsThread, Top Drawer

  • The Design Trust

  • Design Factory

  • Handmade in Britain (Handmade at Kew and Handmade Interact)

  • UKHandmade

  • Craft Northern Ireland

  • The Goldsmith’s Centre

  • Seek & Adore

  • The Surrey Guild of Craftsmen

  • Flock Online


I have sat on the following expert panels:

  • New Designers

  • Top Drawer

  • The Design Trust

  • ArtsThread

  • The Lynne Painter-Stainer Prize

  • Design Factory

  • The British Council



  • Seek & Adore

  • The Richard Seager Annual Arts Award

  • The Global Design Graduate Award 2020


I have penned blogs, articles and promotional materials for the following organisations:

  • Making Goode

  • Seek & Adore

  • Home of Artisans

  • Canopy Market

  • Battersea River Walk

  • Boulevard Market at Islington Square

  • Craft Editions

  • Zealous


In addition, I have been regularly asked to edit and proofread documents, promotional materials, blogs, articles and websites for individuals and organisations. You can read some of my latest written work in Celebrated By and My Blog.

I am always interested in taking on new writing commissions. I can be contacted directly at

Talks & Judging: About

Do you need a speaker for an event you are organising or an expert to judge handmade work across all disciplines for events, awards and memberships?

I am here to help any organisation. 

Call me on 07966 790 820 or send an email by clicking the button below.

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