As a Creative Consultant Polly has worked in many forms of Media, from TV to Magazines. Her recent work is detailed below
Channel 4 Expert Judge
With over 20 years' worth of experience teaching and designing, Polly hit mainstream TV in Channel 4's Kirstie's Celebrity Craft Masters as one of two judges. The 15-part daytime series sees two different celebrities per episode go head to head to win Kirstie's craft trophy, after a day with a professional craftsperson who teaches them to make three items.
In the age of coronavirus, how are universities teaching design at a distance?
Molly Long wrote an article focusing on how we are working with students during this time.
BBC Women's Hour Craft Prize
2017 - Judge
As part of the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Woman's Hour, the BBC launched The Woman's Hour Craft Prize,
in association with the Crafts council and the V&A Museum. Polly was one of the experts chosen to judge the12 finalists work.
London Crafts Week
Over the course of London Craft Week (3-7 May) artists Martin Smith, Nik Ramage and Jim Bond spent 3 days devising and building a kinetic installation, with a group of ten design students from Plymouth University.
The result, a circuit of mechanical devices that moved ping pong balls in inventive and unexpected ways across the chapel at the House of St Barnabas, used all manner of crafty solutions including catapults, mazes, pulleys, bicycles and celebrated the highs and lows in the process of invention, creative engineering and movement.
Hole & Corner
Over a number of years Polly has co-lead a collaboration with Hole & Corner and The University of Plymouth
based at the world renowned Port Eliot Festival. Our students and staff worked closely with
Creatives to produce objects, artefacts, architectural structures, writings, performances
and numerous visitor engaging and experiential activities.