Amy Constable Saint Gertrude Letterpress finds teaching letterpress rewarding. Image: supplied
If the plethora of workshops held anywhere from art galleries and museums, to pop-up stores and entire organisations dedicated to skills sharing and training are anything to go by, our appetite for getting hands on and learning new skills is driving us into the ‘Experience Age’.
At National Gallery of Victoria’s recent Parallels conference, Helen Souness, Managing Director, Etsy Australia and Asia, observed teaching craft has become an enormous trend, benefiting makers who teach workshops and sell supplies to complement their commission income.
‘There is a desire to escape our modern racing lives and make, and there is huge opportunity in that for professional crafts people.'