Flourish: a two day conference to ignite your creative business ambitions

19 Jun 2017 – 20 Jun 2017

Event times

9.30am - 5pm

Cost of entry

Two-day tickets: £100; one-day tickets: £55. Concession rates available

Armourers Hall

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Moorgate / Bank

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Flourish is a two-day conference that will ignite your creative business ambitions by bringing together leading industry experts to help you start, build and sustain a successful business.


The Talent Development team at Crafts Council brings you leading industry experts so you can share, debate and network; providing you with a vital set of action points and links that will cultivate and shape your creative practice. 

Topics Covered

  • Marketing and Social Media: How to make your work stand out
  • Working with Galleries
  • Working with Manufacturers
  • Ways to increase sales
  • Intellectual Property and Copyright
  • Packaging and Shipping: How to make your work safe in transit
  • Commissioning
  • Understanding the best pricing for your work
  • Best ways to present applications
  • How to pitch your work
  • How to grow your workforce
  • Making for the commercial sector
  • Working internationally
  • Residencies
  • Employment Law
  • Maintaining credibility on large scale production
  • Protecting your business - Creating a proactive IP Strategy for growth post Brexit


  • Andrew Foxall, Creative Director, Foxall Studio (Branding, Graphic Design, Digital, Publishing)
  • Angel Monzon, Creative Director, Vessel Gallery
  • Annie Warburton, Creative Director, Crafts Council
  • Barbara Gunter-Jones, Textiles and Creative Industries Consultant Specialising in Contemporary Craft
  • Charles Dedman, Furniture
  • Christian Manz, Visual Effects Supervisor, VOLTAIRE and Creative Director Frame Store, Bafta nominee
  • Christine Zembrzuski, Intellectual Property Solicitor, Briffa
  • Clare Cumberlidge, Founding Director, Thirteen Ways (Communications for Creative and Cultural Organisations)
  • Claire Curneen, Ceramics
  • Dids MacDonald, CEO, ACID (Anti Copying in Design)
  • Emily Gardiner, Ceramics
  • Emily Johnson, 1882 Ltd (Design-led Ceramics)
  • Dr Gian Luca Amadei, Programme Manager, Design, British Council
  • Giles Miller, Surface, Material and Sculptural Work
  • Helen Kemp, Founder, Just Got Made
  • Hugh Miller, Furniture
  • Jake Hayes, Intellectual Property Solicitor, Briffa
  • Jill Read, Head of Communications, Crafts Council
  • Keith Brymer-Jones, Ceramics
  • Laura Carderera, Residencies, V&A
  • Lynne Elvins, Design Strategist and Project Manager, Design Rally
  • Margo Selby, Textiles
  • Mel Howse, Architectural Art, Glass
  • Ndidi Ekubia, Silversmith
  • Nitin Goyal, Textiles
  • Oscar Lhermitte, Product Design
  • Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council
  • Sarah Thirtle, Director of Business Support Programmes, Creative United
  • Silvia Weidenbach, Jewellery

Who should be attending? 

This event has been structured to ensure there will be something for everyone, alongside an excellent opportunity to meet other makers.  This informal and engaging two days will ignite confidence in attendees so that they may be active in conversation, debate and be inspired. Mornings will provide you with key food for thought and afternoons enable you to discuss key questions about your practice with other delegates, experts and the Crafts Council Talent Development team on how you can take the next steps. 


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