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The art of protest and craft-cultivated connections

Effective protesting for activist Sarah Corbett: pretty, non-threatening scenarios – picnics and cupcakes, or handkerchiefs embroidered with the truth – to engage and draw people in, allowing the conversation to begin. Craft: invaluable tool to bring people together, encourage them […]

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“I just want to make the work”

  AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I have on top of the cupboard in my studio an old grubby padded bra. I have stuck glass-headed pins into it in a floral pattern on the outside, as if beaded. The points […]

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What is Steampunk and what does it have to do with Leather work?

How did I get into the craft of Leather work? Well that journey started when my family and I were watching the first series of The Great British Sewing Bee, April 2013. There was a rather interesting fellow, who didn’t […]

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Craft on the new frontier: confidence and courage required

Crafts Council’s recent Make:Shift conference in London addressed how new technologies are driving innovation in craft practice. Inspired by the two-day event, Mike Press of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design reflects on the challenges and possibilities that lie ahead.

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Crafts Council calls for change with education manifesto

In response to falling levels of participation in craft-related subjects at GCSE and in higher education, the Crafts Council has launched Our Future is in the Making: An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making, as a means to safeguarding craft education in the UK.

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CRAFT EMERGENCY 2014: Winner announced

Mixed media sculptor Malene Hartmann Rasmussen has been named as the winner of aspex gallery’s second annual open submission competition for artists and makers working with craft.

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Transitioning

‘Waste doesn’t come from itself. It is the mirror of our society…it is the mirror of who we are’ Philip Heylen, Antwerp, Belgium. Vice-mayor for Culture and Tourism at Stad Antwerpen Today marks the end of the official conference talks in […]

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