The Power of Making exhibition is a collaborative exhibition by The Crafts Council and the V&A opening today. Featuring over 100 eclectic crafted objects from around the world the exhibition explores the importance of being skilled and the potential that these skills offer the arts and creative industries.
"For many people, making is critical for survival. For other it is a chosen vocation: a way of thinking, inventing and innovating. And for some it is simply a delight to be able to shape a material and say 'I made that'. The power of making is that it fulfills each of these human needs and desires."
-I couldn't have put it any better myself.
This looks like a fascinating exhibition and I'm glad to see that it runs until January so there's plenty of time to try and squeeze in a visit to London to see it.
For those who don't make it there's an accompanying book to the exhibition.
The Power of Making
6th September 2011 - 2nd January 2012
Porter Gallery, V&A London