TED member Chairs Jerwood Craft Prize 2009

TED member Rebecca Earley is the Chair of the Jerwood Contemporary Makers Prize 2009. The Prize chooses a selection of contemporary makers and between them they are awarded £30,000 to make new work. This year, Earley has chosen IMPACT as the theme for the Prize.

"Whether they develop and negotiate international industrial resources or work with both the amateur enthusiast and the brilliant scientists, they all create extraordinary things in radical ways."

The work will include a new collection from product designers Committee which imagines a future where plastic has become a rare material; a site-specific wall of interactive tiles from textile designer Linda Florence and glass work from Geoffrey Mann, who mixes new technologies like CAD modelling and rapid prototyping with hand craftmanship.

The exhibition launches at the Jerwood Space on June 10th and there will also be a series of talks and panel discussions led by Rebecca Earley. For more information see Jerwood Contemporary Makers.