Craft as an Expression of Perennial Philosophy, Rooted in the Alchemical Tradition

with David Cranswick, PhD

Tuesday 20th June 2023 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm (UK Time) via Zoom

This talk will cover the role of traditional craft training and how traditionally craft training functions on both the material as well as spiritual levels, whereby technical and creative disciplines act as a doorway to spiritual experience. 

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David Cranswick, PhD received his MA degree from the Royal Academy of Arts in 1981. From 1985 – 89 David was apprenticed to the artist Cecil Collins. David gained his PhD in 1999 from The Princes School of Traditional Arts under the supervision of Professor Keith Critchlow. David’s doctorate was a practical research into painting materials and techniques as practiced between the 13th – 17th centuries. 

David is an MA and PhD tutor at the Princes School of Traditional Arts in London. He has been lecturing internationally for over thirty years, sharing his expertise on traditional painting techniques, perennial philosophy and traditional craft disciplines. David is currently writing a book on traditional painting methods and materials.

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