Adult Talk – Ethel and her life at Gospels

Sep 22, 2022   -   Sep 22, 2022

Join us on Thursday 22nd September for a talk given by Curator of the Crafts Study Centre, Greta Bertram.

The Crafts Study Centre holds internationally acclaimed collections of 20th and 21st century British craft, primarily in the fields of calligraphy and lettering, ceramics, furniture and wood, and textiles. The object collections are accompanied by archives such as diaries, correspondence, photographs, catalogues and working notes from crafts practitioners and crafts organisations

The talk will focus on the Ethel Mairet collection held by the Crafts Study Centre. The hand-woven textiles collection from Ethel Mairet, whose workshop in Ditchling in Sussex was seminal in the training of a whole generation of weavers from the 1930s and 1940s, from the renowned linen weaver Rita Beales, to later work by Peter Collingwood and Amelia Uden.

6pm – 7pm

Book Tickets

You will also have the chance to explore our new exhibition ‘The Partridge Family of Barnstaple, Ethel Mairet, Fred Partridge and the Arts and Craft Movement’ with late opening.


Jacket Ethel Mairet c.1920-25

Jacket, Ethel Mairet, c.1920-25

© Crafts Study Centre, University of Creative Arts

Black and white image showing interior of Gospels with lengths of textiles

Black and white photograph showing the interior of Gospels workshop.

© Crafts Study Centre, University of Creative Arts

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