On the first weekend in October in over thirty venues across the London Borough of Lambeth, artists are opening their work spaces to the public.
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Crafts Study Centre, Farnham
26 July – 1 October
An international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition, the Jameel Prize aims to explore the relationship between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary work as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today.
Heidi Parsons, Snapshot Plate, Blossom Edition (detail), 2010.
Despite setting up a successful jewellery business with her husband, blogger Jane always knew she was an artist and eventually found the time and space to develop her painting. Andrew Bryant talks to Jane about business, the relationship between art and craft, the obsession with interpretation and about feminism and painting.
Doug Jones, Men at work.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
23 October – 6 March
A guide to career development and training opportunities as well as related services and resources that are designed to help artists and makers take their practice to the next level.
The annual Craft Curators Forum, a networking and discussion event from the Crafts Council, was held in London 23-24 September.
A National Trust and Arts Council England partnership will build links between the Trust and contemporary arts and craft sector.
As a main source of intelligence about the intricacies of artists’ working practices in the UK, a-n has been a place for extensive discourse on portfolio working. Quantitative research studies show portfolio working in the contemporary craft sector being undertaken by 65-70% of makers. The individuals behind these figures and their stories are explored in a new qualitative research study commissioned by the Crafts Council called Making Value: craft and the economic and social contribution of makers.
Lin Cheung, Papaver Argentum (silver poppy)
Alinah Azadeh and Rosa Nguyen are the latest artists to exhibit new work as part of The shape of things initiative, which has awarded bursaries to nine artists to create new work for display at public museums and galleries.
The Crafts Council celebrated the 6,000 people who’ve so far signed up to the Craft Matters initiative with March’s event at the House of Lords that also launched www.craftmatters.org.uk.
‘Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution’, an exhibition from Craftspace curated with maker Helen Carnac, tours from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in January to Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh.
The Crafts Council has announced the five new recipients of its Spark Plug Curator Awards. The award of
If you’re a maker with a portfolio practice, applying your craft skills and knowledge in different roles, projects and settings who’d willing to see your work profiled in a major national research project that aims to influence future support for craft, then the Crafts Council wants to hear from you.
‘The Ceramic City – Design for Public Space’ conference, held on 9 and 10 October 2009 at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and organised by Art&Architecture Journal Conferences in partnership with the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB), coincided with the BCB Festival held throughout the city of Stoke-on-Trent from 3 October – 13 December 2009.
Linda Florence’s approach combines traditional textiles, science and graphic illustration.
After falling in love with clay at the age of 12 Katie finally went to art school in her mid 20s bursting with a hunger for experimentation, and graduated with a degree in ceramics from Camberwell College of Art in […]
Art in Action (16-19 July) create a relaxed and friendly environment where artists and craftspeople can demonstrate and discuss their techniques with the public.
CJ O’Neill was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1978 and studied BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating in 2000 after specialising in ceramics in her third year. The ‘Next Move’ residency at MMU, which ran […]
Caroline Saul, Bulbous Form One, recycled plastic milk bottles, 45x45cm, 2008.
Led by artistic director Lizzi Walton, the 2009 Stroud International Textiles Festival showcases established international textile and applied artists and thinkers alongside emerging new talent.
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates known as tweets. Are you making the most of it?