Birmingham-based Craftspace is collaborating with maker and academic Helen Carnac on the research and development process of SLOW, that takes as its starting point issues emerging from the Slow Movement, which has developed as a critical response to our increasingly fast lifestyles and unsustainable consumer culture.
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Work that confounds traditional notions of craft is the focus for a new touring exhibition from the Crafts Council, the national development agency for applied arts.
Penny Jones explores the career of Andrew Tanner who has spent ten years as a designer maker developing many successful ranges of batch-produced ceramics.
Kate Stoddart profiles jeweller Cynthia Cousens, looking specifically at awards, exhibitions and research projects.
Penny Jones profiles Fred Baier exploring the development of his career since the 1970s and commissions for an impressive range of private and public clients.
Eighty-one artists have been selected from 235 applicants for the 2008 Glass Biennale exhibition.
Frances Lord explores Michael Marriott’s career and practice which involves exhibition design, curating, writing, product and furniture design and installation.
Jane Adam is a successful jewellery designer with an international reputation. Polly Harknett discusses her career and studio at Cockpit Arts and her wider role in the craft community.
Cynthia Cousens explores the practice of weave-designer Eleanor Pritchard, discussing exhibitions, commissions and Crafts Council support.
Penny Jones profiles Clare Twomey, who makes large-scale ceramic installations for galleries and museums often in collaboration with the UK ceramics industry.
Peter Freeman makes light sculptures and installations that articulate public spaces. Kate Stoddart explores his practice.
Exploration of the subtlety and ingenuity required to turn waste and found items into beautiful objects is highlighted in a new show at Devon Guilds gallery.
The Crafts Council Development Award is aimed at makers in the first three years of their practice, working in England.
Makers and Movers opened at the Crafts Study Centre in December for a one-year showing. The works on show reveal the remarkable contribution to craft practice and development by twelve artists who, since 1970, have also been trustees of the Centre.
The Craft Potters Association is fifty years old this year.
Lucinda Holmes talks to artist Susan Collis about her practice and her work in the exhibition Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Many artists aspire to permanent studio space, whether self-initiated or rented through a specialist organisation. Here, we explore some current options for artists and makers with the focus not only on developments in London but also elsewhere in England, Wales and Ireland.
The Crafts Council, the national development agency for contemporary crafts in the UK, has gone through huge changes in the last five years.
After a far-reaching review and reshaping exercise, the Crafts Council has launched its new three-year plan. Describing itself as the national development agency for contemporary crafts in the UK, its key areas of work for the future are summarised as […]
Susan Jones looks at the practice of Sabrina Cant, who works with glass, including her commission for Bookham United Reform Church.
Kerry Harker, Narcissist, T-shirt with vinyl lettering, unlimited edition multiple. Photo: Cathal Carey
Susan Cross and Adam Paxon are joint winners of the 2007 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize.
Melanie Stidolph reports from the recent professional development session.
Commissioned through the Creative Lewisham Agency for University Hospital Lewisham, London, Chris Marshalls recently installed Blue Well aims to evoke tranquillity, calm and meditation within the context of a sensitive and critical environment.
The Crafts Council launched a major new selling event for contemporary craft in October.