Thanks to Inge Panneels, CABN's Advocate for Crafts 2011-14
A massive and heartfelt thanks to glass artist Inge Panneels, who has been one of the team of CABN Advocates since 2011, but is now standing down due to her many commitments, and busy family life.
Inge has been a brilliant Advocate, initiating great events and projects and building links with national organisations. Most recently, as CABN Advocate, Inge curated the 'Haining at Home' exhibition in November 2014, which showcased the high quality of applied arts being made in the Borders today. Inge has worked with the other Advocates to share information on current opportunities and developments within the creative sector, and to bring people together through creative labs, professional development events and through providing invaluable 1:1 advice and support to makers.
Inge is a very busy lady - combining her ongoing practice http://www.idagos.co.uk/ with teaching at the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland. In 2014, Inge successfully applied for an AHRC funded PhD studentship at Northumbria University under the supervision of Professor Ysanne Holt at the Visual and Material Culture department. Maps and mapping have been a running theme in her glass work over the last few years - including Mercator Revisited, and this forms the basis of her PhD research.
We wish Inge well, and will miss her as an Advocate, but look forward to hearing how her projects develop.
You can read about how Inge's work/research develops on her blog http://www.idagos.co.uk/blog/
We are now recruiting for a new Advocate for Crafts, if you are interested please visit the Opportunities section of the CABN website.