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Simon Olding

Director of the Crafts Study Centre, UCA

Prof. Simon Olding is Director of the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, UK, the museum of modern craft. His current research focuses on the etchings and personal ceramic collection of Bernard Leach. He is co curator (with Glenn Adamson and Martina Droth) of the exhibition Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery for the Yale Center for British Art. He is a Patron of the textile festival SITSelect, Acting Chair of the Leach Pottery, and President of the Walford Mill Craft Centre, these positions reflecting his passion for craft making and organisations located in South West England.