Abstract

This research project brings craft and storytelling together through the interpretation of nine recollections. In 2015, Charlotte Goldthorpe began to collect donated stories at her Lost Love Cafés. Working with narratives about all kinds of relationships, ranging from the care of parental love to the fleeting passions of a brief encounter, this exhibition showcases the embodiment of these experiences in the making of material memories.

As a maker, Goldthorpe has processed elements from the stories she has gathered into bespoke craft artefacts. The narratives have dictated choices of materials, techniques, forms and processes. The traditional skills of leather working, silicone casting, brass soldering, forging, wood and metal turning can be seen within the artefacts. Goldthorpe has developed new processes – often in collaboration with skilled craft practitioners – to realise these finished works.

Throughout the research process, friendships have developed between participants and craftspeople, allowing new stories and memories to be made. The artefacts on display resemble objects that have been lost, forgotten or are still in existence in daily life: rolling pin, brass shoes, football, medal, trainers, toilet dolly, handbag, box camera, watch. Everyday objects imbued with emotion.

Charlotte Goldthorpe is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHalifax
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2018
EventMaking Material Memories - Dean Clough , Halifax, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jul 201830 Sep 2018

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