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haptictacit exhibition poster

Haptic/tacit – artistic networks and a great exhibition

Artistic networks are important; they nurture and support, they create an environment to stimulate ideas and develop practice. But not all networks are equal; the good ones push and challenge you, they keep you on your creative toes and help you stay brave, and the very best make you feel just a bit lucky to be thought good enough to be part of them.

This quote comes from a fantastic little exhibition Haptic/tacit on now at the Leyden Gallery in London. It’s been brought together by 5 makers and their mentors. It’s great to be part of it.

Opening night

The Crafts Council has been a fantastic provider of professional development for makers and creative businesses. Several years ago I was delighted when they invited me to be a mentor as part of their Hothouse scheme. As well as the obvious role of offering support to an emerging maker it’s a chance to pause and to think about one’s own practice. It’s definitely a two-way relationship and genuinely rewarding for both parties.

Earlier this year our team of makers got together to organise this exhibition to celebrate artistic networks.  5 makers, 5 mentors. Haptic/tacit is on at the Leyden Gallery in London before moving to Oxford.

Catch the website here.

Flyer by my buddy, lettercarver Thomas Appleton

visitor looking at carved stone

Giles Macdonald

Giles MacDonald designs and makes lettering for memorials and buildings; for inscriptions to commemorate events; for plaques, tablets, headstones and public art.

If you’d like to discuss a possible lettering project we’d love to hear from you. Email the workshop on or call 01295 277554