The Morfudd Roberts Textile Fellow, Tanya Harrod Lecture

The Trustees of the Crafts Study Centre have appointed the celebrated craft and design historian and writer Dr Tanya Harrod to take up a Fellowship at the Crafts Study Centre during 2014 named in memory of the spinner Morfudd Roberts. Dr Harrod's seminal work The Crafts in Britain in the 20th century surveyed the whole craft field. Her fellowship lecture will discuss craftswomen in the area of textiles in the 1920s and 1930s and focus on their adventurous travels in Europe in search of an authentic vernaular. Dr Harrod is developing the research under the rubric Folk Art/Modern Art as part of a bigger book and with the possibility of an exhibition at the Crafts Study Centre.