Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool has announced the six artist designer makers nominated for a new prize and exhibition in memory of the potter Julia Carter Preston. We take a closer look at works by some of the shortlisted artists.
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The recipients of the Jerwood Makers Open 2015 awards, which offers five artists commissions totalling £37,500 to realise significant new projects, are presenting the outcomes in an exhibition at Jerwood Space, London. Jack Hutchinson attended the preview and met the artists.
Finalists for the British Glass Biennale 2015, which forms a major part of the International Festival of Glass taking place in Stourbridge in May, have just been announced.
The five artists selected for the fifth Jerwood Makers Open, who will each receive a £7500 commission, have been announced.
Scottish jeweller Kelly Munro has been announced as the Rising Stars 2014 winner at the opening of this year’s exhibition, which showcases the work of emerging craft makers and applied artists who have recently graduated from programmes across the UK.
A new Crafts Council report paints a sombre picture for the future of craft in education, but there are some positives to be found among statistics that show a decline in participation despite an overall increase in provision.
A design duo, an architecture practice, two ceramicists and a glass artist make up the boundary-pushing shortlist of this year’s Jerwood Makers Open.
Now on its sixth edition, this year’s Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair includes, for the first time, work by internationally renowned ceramicist and Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer, Stephen Dixon.
The third British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke on Trent highlights both the importance of artistic creativity to the industry and the appeal of ceramics to the fine artist. We report from the Potteries, once the world’s centre of china production and now struggling to find its place in a global market.
The In:Site festival of recent graduate work, organised by Craftspace, returns to Cathedral Square, Birmingham, for its third year. Craftspace Director Deirdre Figueiredo explains what the week-long event means to new makers and artists in the UK.
Two new board members – Geoffrey Crossick and Michael Eden – will be bringing their expertise into the roles of Chair and Maker trustee at the Crafts Council.
This weekend sees the reopening of the National Glass Centre after a major redevelopment scheme that has doubled its exhibition capacity and learning spaces. We talk to the centre’s director and exhibiting artists, and find out what’s being shown – and made – at the centre.
The fourteenth International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth showcases the exceptional skills of world-renowned makers while also exploring the theory and ideas that underpin their practice.
The recent Craft and Social Change conference looked at how craft can affect a ‘soft revolution’ by turning away from top-down structures towards a more DIY culture. But, as Sharon Mangion reports, the ‘slow’ logic of the Craftivism movement is combining once solitary practices with new media technologies to reconnect communities and mobilise global audiences.
Now in its final year, Art Fund Collect sees curators competing for funds to purchase a piece from COLLECT – the international art fair for contemporary objects. Crafts Council Director Rosy Greenlees and Yvonne Hardman, one of last year’s winners, talk about the impact of the scheme.
Commissioned by the Crafts Council, Weave Waves brings together sound artist Scanner and textile designer Ismini Samanidou, combining digital technologies and weaving skills. We talk to the pair as the work gets its first public airing at the FutureEverything summit in Manchester.
In January, three UK makers began Watershed’s Craft + Technology Residencies, bringing together making and design with digital, networked technologies. Taking place in Bristol, Plymouth and Falmouth, we talk to the participants and discover how digital technology is influencing their practice.
The Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon & Prize is ‘an exclusive club that will bring together the UK’s foremost creative influencers with a philanthropic goal at its heart’. Chair Rosy Greenlees and inaugural members Claire Coles and Claire Brewster discuss the project.
Five artists have been selected for Jerwood Makers Open 2013, a unique commissioning opportunity recognising new talent in the applied arts.
Edinburgh tapestry studios celebrate centenary with showroom of hand-tufted rugs designed by contemporary artists.
As part of ‘Making it’ – a multi-stranded celebration of craft and creativity taking place in Winchester this weekend – Friday’s focus is on advice and guidance from professional mentors.
Having undergone a major £5m redevelopment, Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery reopens to the public today.
UK survey raises issues of social value and economic survival. Frances Lord reports.
Exhibition, residency and bursary opportunities for artists across the UK and beyond.
Crafts Study Centre, Farnham
26 July – 1 October