Be part of the Goldsmiths' Community with #GoldsmithsStories
Over the next few months we want to stay as connected as possible to our community of talented makers - that means you! Share your stories with us using the hashtag #GoldsmithsStories and join our community
What is #GoldsmithsStories?
#GoldsmithsStories is about sharing your personal experiences of making and creating over the coming weeks and months.
We want to tell your stories, share them as widely as possible and create a connected community that inspires and supports one another. This could be something similar to how maker Emily Kidson describes her new working environment:
"I won’t be able to make everything I usually do [during the COVID-19 crisis], however this gives space to think, play and maybe come up with some new work. Thinking of everyone."
As the campaign grows, we hope more and more people will share their experiences. If even one person is more inspired, more positive or more creative because of the campaign, then it's been a success.
We will keep promoting and sharing the work of the makers we support, with as many people as possible, to encourage connections with potential customers. This is important now, more than ever.
This campaign is for everyone in the trade, so it doesn't matter if you've never been part of a Company event, like the Fair, you're still part of the community. If you're in the trade and haven't been able to continue your job at home, we still want to hear what you're up to and what's happening.
How do you take part?
We want to know what you've been up to and what you're working on. What are you creating in your workshop? Are you making commissions or designing new work? But remember it's also about what you're feeling and thinking, not necessarily what you're making – for example, scroll down to see a post from Goldsmiths' Fair maker Lucie Gledhill on the strange dreams she’s been having as a result of social distancing.
#GoldsmithsStories then is about reconnecting in a time of change and difficulty and providing a place for all makers to share their experiences.
Simply head to Instagram and post a short video or an image with the hashtag #GoldsmithsStories and we'll share a selection with our followers. If you need help making or sharing content send us a message on Instagram @thegoldsmithscompany
We can't wait to hear your #GoldsmithsStories!
Be part of the community with #GoldsmithsStories
Here are some of the stories we've seen so far!
Click on the names above to head to their Instagram pages of the makers featured. And message us on Instagram to become a supporter.