Recipe for your Business Success Workshop

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Recipe for your Business Success
Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern, Argyll, PA31 8QN (

Workshop: 10am – 1pm
Wednesday 30th August 2017

Followed bring your own lunch networking session from 1pm -2pm


BOOKING: To book a place, please complete the booking form at the bottom of this page. Emergents will automatically be sent a copy of your form and will be back in touch to confirm your place.

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Designed for those working in Craft, Fashion and Textiles, this workshop will support you to create the individual recipe required to feed the creative and business success of your practice.

You will consider how best to find the essential ingredients required to give you the best results.

These will include identifying the skills and strengths you need, balancing all your personal and business activities, and the value of planning and research to keep you up to speed.

The workshop is delivered by trainer and ceramicist [] Carol Sinclair [] and independent project manager, events producer and trainer Helen Voce []  for Emergents/XpoNorth Crafts, Fashion and Textiles.

We are delighted to have Lucy Woodley speaking as part of this event, Lucy is a jeweller who lives and works in Easter Ross and who is currently taking part in our High Flyers programme of individual support for established designer makers who are ambitious and keen to grow their businesses.


Carol Sinclair

CAROL SINCLAIR HEAD SHOTCarol Sinclair believes in the power of all things creative and has a particular passion for social enterprises and businesses with heart and soul. With 25 years of experience in delivering business support, training and project management for a range of creative organisations, clients include:

Cultural institutions – Scottish Arts Council, British CouncilNESTA Educational establishments – ECAGSADoJCAD, QMUNapier Art form organisations – MG AlbaDancebaseCraft Scotland Support agencies – EmergentsCultural Enterprise OfficeCreative Edinburgh.

A ceramic artist and graduate of Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, Carol has extensive experience of running her own studio and gallery in Edinburgh.

Carol a keen supporter of artist led initiatives, a founder member of Design-Ed and is the treasurer of the Patriothall Gallery committee. She is a director of Really Interesting ObjectsPoorboy Theatre Company, a Board Member of Applied Arts Scotland and an adviser to Emergents.

Helen Voce

HELEN VOCE IMAGEHelen Voce is an independent project manager, event and programme producer in the creative industries working locally, nationally, internationally and voluntarily. She designs, facilitates and produces opportunities, initiatives and spaces in which creative practitioners, microbusinesses, projects and organisations can realise their full creative potential. Working and studying in the creative industries since 1995, Helen’s professional specialism and personal interest is contemporary craft and design.

Amongst other things, Helen is a mentor on the Crafts Council’s, Hothouse development programme for emerging makers and Glasgow Life’s Craft Makers Award, a Producer at

Cove Park, Scotland’s international artists residency centre and a facilitator on the Small is Beautiful Tashkeel Design Programme, ‘Tanween’ in Dubai. Helen has previously worked for Cultural Enterprise Office, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Dumfries & Galloway Council, which included delivery of Spring Fling, Scotland’s Premier Arts & Crafts Open Studios Event.

Helen is a postgraduate of the Royal College of Art / Victoria & Albert Museum with an MA in the History of Design: Design and Material Culture, 1650 to present, and has a BA Three Dimensional Design from Plymouth University.



Ultima Thule – Lucy Woodley

Jeweller Lucy Woodley spent her childhood in a small highland fishing village. The sea and its creatures were a constant source of inspiration in her early work.

Lucy’s work evolved from the sea to the land to incorporate the strong shapes of oak leaves and honesty seeds realised in silver with 18ct gold detail. These pieces were housed on mixed medium wall pieces which echoed the design of the jewellery. This created a whole new decorative object, extending the function of the work, giving the jewellery a home when it’s not worn and leaving a beautiful artwork when it is.

Her work is now moving back towards the sea in the form of small sculptural works in silver and other materials looking at migration past and present.

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