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Kelly Munro
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Kelly Munro wins Rising Stars 2014

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.

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Corinne Felgate Totem
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British Ceramics Biennial: history and contemporary practice collide

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.

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Luke Jerram
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National Glass Centre reopens after major redevelopment

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.

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Craftivism: making things happen, slowly

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.

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Weave Waves
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New collaboration takes sound for a spin

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.

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Patrick Laing
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Craft + Technology Residencies: from ideas to tangible prototypes

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.

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Carpets of Distinction
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Carpets of Distinction

Edinburgh tapestry studios celebrate centenary with showroom of hand-tufted rugs designed by contemporary artists.

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Alice Kettle
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Making it professional

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.

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Prizes and awards

Exhibition, residency and bursary opportunities for artists across the UK and beyond.

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