Podcast Interview with Rosy Greenlees, President of World Craft Council
World Crafts Council President Rosy Greenlees on Craft, Making & Learning with Hands As Well As Minds
Rosy Greenlees, OBE, is President of the World Crafts Council and a member of the Creative Industries Council. She has been Executive Director of the U.K.’s Crafts Council since 2006. A national organisation promoting the value of craft and making to society, the Crafts Council has supported thousands of makers through its talent development programs; brings high quality craft to an annual audience of over 3 million through its exhibitions, Collection and events; and leads a national campaign for re-instating craft education in schools.
Rosy spent her early career as a visual arts curator before taking on senior roles including Cultural Strategy Manager responsible for the Mayor of London’s first culture strategy, and founder Director of the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise.
I think you’ll enjoy this conversation, in which Rosy explains how craft artisans and makers are sparking innovation in the realms of science and technology and shares her outspoken views on the decline of making in schools, and a failure of parents and educational systems to encourage children to think with their hands as well as their heads. Tune in!