From Craft to Career: Create a Business From What You Love

  • From Craft to Career - Norfolk Makers Festival

Event Details

Thursday, 21 February, 2019 -
18:00 to 19:30
The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1AW
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Have you ever dreamt of ditching the day job and turning your passion for making into a profitable business?

As part of the Forum’s Norfolk Makers' Festival, the Business & Intellectual Property Centre Norfolk have brought together a group of inspiring local business owners to share their stories and spill the beans on how they've created successful enterprises out of the crafts they love.

Our panellists use online platforms like Etsy as well as blogs and social media to build followings and strengthen their brands – making the most of their intellectual property. How did these makers set-up their businesses and what have they learnt along the way? What successes have they had and what did they wish they’d known when they first started?

This free evening talk will be compered by the Forum Trust’s Jayne Evans, the organiser of Norfolk Makers' Festival and a keen crocheter and dressmaker herself. Guests in the audience are encouraged to ask questions. 

We hope this event will inspire more makers to take the plunge, sharing the love of their craft – and their products – with a wider audience.


  • Stephanie Binks (Button and Loop children's clothes)


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  • Gabriella Ditton - Illustrator / Animator / Director

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  • Ray Noakes - Sculpture, Artist & Maker of Props & Primitive Projectiles!




Watch this space for more speakers as they're confirmed!

This event has been organised by the Business & IP Centre Norfolk in partnership with Norfolk Makers' Festival 2019. Tickets are free, but booking is essential.

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