Dr Ruth Cribb: Joseph Cribb – Conscripted Craftsman – Thu 4 April *rescheduled date*
Thursday 4 April (originally listed as 28 April but this date is no longer possible)
Drinks from 7pm, lecture starts 7.30pm
Joseph Cribb (1882-1967) was a letter cutter and sculptor. He apprenticed to Eric Gill in 1906 at the age of 14, and was conscripted to fight in the First World War in spring 1916. This talk explores the early development of Cribb’s career, his wartime collaborations with the Gill brothers Max and Eric, and how his post-war experience helped him develop his career and establish himself as an artist-craftsman of high standing in Ditchling, Sussex and beyond.
Dr Ruth Cribb is the great-granddaughter of Joseph Cribb. She completed her PhD (University of Brighton) at the end of 2013, titled ‘Workshop practices and the making of sculpture: authorship and collaboration in the work of Eric Gill, 1909 to 1940’. Ruth is an experienced museum project manager and curator; in 2007 she curated the exhibition ‘Eric Gill and Ditchling: The Workshop Tradition’ at Ditchling Museum of Art+Craft and co-authored the accompanying publication. In 2011 she co-authored the British Museum’s Eric Gill: Lust for Line and Letter and is working on publishing her PhD.
£12 + £0.70 online booking fee, or £12 if you book over the phone (01273 844744)
Cancellations must be received at least 7 working days prior to the event for a refund to be given. Cancellations after this period will not be refunded unless another person is able to take your place.