The Hub in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, was launched in October as Britain’s largest crafts display centre. The inaugural exhibition ‘What is Craft? was designed to open a debate amongst a wide spectrum of people on what the word ‘crafts’ constitutes. In […]
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Brigid Howarth profiles The Shipley Art Gallery, which holds a public collection of contemporary craft.
A glasswork is on show at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall until 31 October as part of the festivities around this year’s Birmingham Book Festival. Talking Story by Franki Austin comprises sixteen panels that weave a version of the myths of Orpheus […]
Artists whose work focuses on glass feature highly in exhibitions and events in the UK and Europe this summer.
Fairly fresh out of college I received a bursary through the Crafts Council’s Next Move scheme.
Last year Sandeep Virdee was the first recipient of the Craft Bursary Award, financially supported by London Arts. The award took the form of a six-month residency at London Printworks and covered aspects of professional development including studio practice, academic […]
Three years ago I found myself following my partner to Zanzibar, East Africa.
Brigid Howarth looks at the career of ceramic artist Kate Schuricht who developed her own business after receiving a Crafts Council Setting Up award.
Nina Madden talks to Shelly Goldsmith about her career to date, and receiving the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize.
Lucy Wilson explores the development and expansion of Hidden Art, an initiative set-up by Dieneke Ferguson to promote the work of designer-makers in Hackney.
Heather Rigg profiles Next Move, a national professional development scheme which aims to launch the careers of applied artists.
Hilary Williams talks to four artists about how they have developed specific products. She learns about their initial motivation and inspiration, how they developed their ideas into production and what marketing strategies they employed for these particular products.
Despite graduating just two-and-a-half years ago, it is incredible how much metalsmith Junko Mori has managed to achieve in terms of reaching different markets and raising the profile for her work. In some ways she appears to be the very […]
Hannah Wingrave gives an overview of a conference that brought together a range of artists, academics and critics and formed part of North Devon Ceramic Events 2002.
In his opening speech at the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth, Garth Clark, owner of the Garth Clark Gallery in New York, remarked on the way potters tend to “herd together” not, he emphasised, like distracted lemmings, but like caribou, moving with a purpose towards their goal.
Victoria Callen describes the pressures faced by rural crafts businesses and suggests key strategies for survival.
There is no doubt that glass changes the space that surrounds us every day.
Brigid Howarth talks to recipients of the Clerkenwell Award showcased in the ‘Creative Collective’ exhibition. Run by Clerkenwell Green Association the scheme assists the start up of small creative businesses in a supportive environment.
Gareth Mason reports on a two-day event organised by Taslim Martin within his residency at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell that explored how the skills of studio practice can be applied to public-sited work.