From the North Lands website:
3 - 4 September: 'The Design Element'. In the last thirty years boundaries between art, industry and design have been eroded and become blurred. During this two-day conference, a wide-ranging group of speakers will explore individual approaches to the many interpretations of the term design. Speakers will include Masterclass leaders (excluding Klaus Moje and Paul Cocksedge), David Grant who set up a successful ceramics company in the Scottish Highlands, Stewart Drew, Professional Development Manager of the British Crafts Council, Gilbert Riedelbauch a practicing designer, maker and teacher and Jennifer Opie, former Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Victoria and Albert Museum. The conference will conclude with a panel discussion moderated by Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass.