The Leathersellers Presents: Outsider Craft, Episode One
Jasmine Carey, designer-maker for Deco 22 joined Yusuf Osman for episode one of Outsider Craft. Covering the value of getting messy and making mistakes; paths into the leather and fashion industry, both as an educator and as an artisan; and introducing and positioning craft as central to the human experience.
This podcast was produced by the Leathersellers. The Leathersellers is a 600-year-old organisation in the City of London, originally established to protect and support leatherworkers and their trade, as well as those who had fallen on hard times. Today they are focused on enabling individuals and communities through their work with charities, fostering opportunity through education, and supporting a sustainable UK leather industry.
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World Equal Magbook 3 Article
I was recently interviewed by Teddy Hayes for World Equal magazine discussing my work as a leather artist.
Click here to read. From page 48
A selection of photographers’ work was used for this article.
Photographer Paul Read- Pages 48, 49,50, 51,53,54, 55.
Photographer James Champion- Page 52
Photographer Alun Callender- Page 56
Photographer Jamie Trounce- Page 57
Filming in the studio
In June 2019 Deco 22 took another one of those pesky leaps out of their comfort zone and was filmed creating development samples in the studio. This was part of the Creative Careers Programme, supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Click HERE to see the video.
Leathersellers awardee 2019
Alun Callender -Pop up Studio Photography Project - Oct 2018
Deco 22 along with other Leathersellers Awardees were invited to participate in Alun Callenders' Cockpit Arts Pop up Studio project .
“Until now, I’ve always visited makers in their studios or work spaces, but in this project, I wanted to turn this around. I wanted to create my own studio in which I could invite my sitters to pose. The pop-up studio space I arrived with at Cockpit Arts gave both me and my subjects the chance to play with the nature of a makers' portrait. For me, it was exciting to challenge myself with different lighting techniques and compositions in a tightly controlled space. For my subjects it was a chance to come out of the studio and interact with their work and tools in a different way.
What resulted was a series of playful sessions interacting with the limited space. As the project progressed it was fascinating to see how each maker approached the space and brought their personalities into it. It is also interesting to see how the work and their creators reflect each other.”
The pictures were displayed in an exhibit at Cockpit Arts 2018 Christmas open studios at Holborn and Deptford.