5th September 2002




If you’ve ever wanted to commission your very own work of art but thought you couldn’t afford it, now’s your chance.


Contemporary Decorative Crafts students at the Lincoln School of Art & Design are looking for clients for their final-year craft projects.


Over a 12-week period the students plan to interview their client and design and produce a decorative work according to the client’s brief.


The finished piece could be an item of ceramics, glass, metalwork, wood, paper or stone - a wooden sculpture, perhaps, or a presentation paper knife.


“Every year we need to find a client who is prepared to be taken through the process by our final-year students,” said John Buckley, a lecturer in Contemporary Decorative Crafts at the University of Lincoln.


“It’s important that they experience working on a live project before they go out into the commercial world.”


The attraction for potential clients is that they’re not obliged to purchase the finished piece – although they may do so if they wish.


“Usually we ask clients to come into the studios for three meetings over 12 weeks – an initial briefing, an intermediate selection meeting and a final presentation”, said John.


“Past clients have been public figures or bodies such as the mayor or a church, for example, but anyone with an idea for a commission is welcome to contact us.”


If you like the idea of commissioning your own work of art contact John Buckley or Neil Simpson at the Lincoln School of Art & Design on 01522 895210.


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University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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