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Helen Carnac is a maker, curator, and academic based in London. Drawing, mark making, the explicit connections between material and process, and an emphasis on deliberation and reflection are all central to her practice. Her research interests include processes and ways of working; drawing as an intellectual act, especially in relation to nonverbal discourse; industrial vitreous enamel; copper and steel plates; and sustainability, ethics, and values within the arena of metals in the global context.
Carnac was awarded a Cultural Leadership Fellowship in 2009 to develop ideas about how the crafts are communicated. She curated the touring exhibition Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution in 2009, and she is currently the editor of the Making a Slow Revolution project. She is also a member of the collaborative making project Intelligent Trouble. Her work resides in numerous international collections, and she has taught extensively in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.