Daniel Carpenter

Daniel CarpenterTrustee of the Heritage Crafts Association

Daniel is a doctoral candidate at Exeter University, where, thanks to an Arts and Humanities Research Council studentship as part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, he is studying the heritage discourses performed by craftspeople under the supervision of Dr Nicola Thomas.

Prior to this, Daniel spent nine years working for Voluntary Arts, the national development agency for voluntary and amateur arts and crafts, where he headed up the information and advice services. As part of this role he managed a number of projects such as Hand on Crafts (an intergeneration craft skills sharing programme) and Art-Age (a European partnership project looking at the contribution of aesthetic learning to active ageing), and was on the steering panel for Co-Creating CARE, a research project to test and develop a methodology for co-produced community learning through the creative practice of hobbycrafts.

Daniel practises a number of crafts including basketmaking, bowmaking and fibre crafts, and is a guest instructor at the Native Awareness School.

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