Tania Clarke Hall is an award-winning jeweller renowned for her innovative and dramatic designs. She fashions her pieces by hand from Italian leather at her London studio. In this 3-hour hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to make a beautiful leather cuff.
As Tania is currently developing a project to teach women from an underprivileged historic neighbourhood of Cairo, Egypt, how to make leather jewellery pieces from scraps featuring designs inspired by the historic buildings around them, she will share fascinating patterns from the architecture of medieval Cairo to inspire participants. She will also give participants a short introduction to her community development project and the ways in which craft is being used to improve people’s livelihoods through the work of organisations like Mishka and The Barakat Trust.
Part of London Craft Week 2021. For more information about London Craft Week visit: https://www.londoncraftweek.com
The Barakat Trust was founded as a UK charity in 1987 and operates for educational and heritage purposes focusing on the heritage of the Islamic world. We provide scholarships and grants for study and research projects at the world’s most respected academic and cultural institutions at post-graduate and post-doctoral level. We support conservation and documentation work, travel for research and education, training programmes, including the training of conservation professionals and curators. The Barakat Trust is supporting MISHKĀ ‘s leather jewellery project in Cairo.
MISHKĀ in Arabic is a lantern. MISHKĀ produces beautiful objects handcrafted using traditional techniques and the finest natural materials among Cairo’s historic Mamluk monuments in the ‘City of the Dead’. With training, tools and support it strives to bring the women of the district the direct benefits of their work, building a better life for themselves and their families while helping to regenerate the area where they live. https://www.instagram.com/mishka.handcrafts/?hl=en