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Exploring contrasts…An interview with jeweller Carol Hunt

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Contemporary jeweller Carol Hunt works entirely by hand to create strong, often sculptural, jewellery from silver, gold and precious stones. In our latest maker interview, we caught up with Carol to find out more about her background and inspirations… Tell us a bit about how you’ve got to where you are today?  I always loved making […]

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Move over Mindfulness, Craftfulness is here… a chat with Made By Hand Cardiff director Sarah James

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Whether you like to knit, stitch or get messy with clay, losing yourself in craft has become the go-to activity to combat the stresses and strains of modern life (see the recent article about this in The Telegraph). The ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself in all forms of craft is at this weekend’s contemporary craft […]

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MADE LONDON 2018 is open!

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We’re now well and truly into show season and last night we enjoyed a fantastic opening evening at MADE LONDON in Marylebone. Showcasing some of the very best and most original makers of high quality contemporary craft and design, MADE LONDON is a must for makers and craft-buyers alike. As always, this is a beautifully […]

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Fresh designs from ancient landscapes: An interview with jeweller Lucy Spink

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Drawing inspirations from nature and antiquity, jeweller Lucy Spink works from her small workshop in Cornwall. We saw Lucy’s work at The Contemporary Craft Festival in Devon last summer and we were really drawn to the contemporary forms and textures she creates, using very traditional techniques and old hand tools. These organic textures make light and […]

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The great Great Northern is coming!

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It’s nearly time… The award-winning Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) will very soon be opening its doors for a celebration of cutting-edge craft and design at the Upper Campfield Market, a Grade II listed Victorian building in the heart of Manchester. This event will begin with a special preview evening on Thursday 11th October […]

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The Contemporary Craft Festival 2018… Risk Makers (Part 2)

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This was the beautiful yurt from Yurts for Life that framed the early stages of our Risk Makers project so perfectly at the Contemporary Craft Festival last weekend. It was such an eye-catching structure, all handmade in Devon. The steam bent woodwork created a curved roof shape with fabulous light and headroom, and we were […]

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The Contemporary Craft Festival 2018…Best in Show of shows! (Part 1)

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It seems unbelievable that a week has already passed since the opening night of this year’s Contemporary Craft Festival here in our hometown of Bovey Tracey in Devon. As with every year, we were excited to catch up with all our maker friends, we were in awe of their incredible work, the town was buzzing […]

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What is Precious? An interview with jeweller Amy Stringer

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Amy Stringer studied Jewellery & Metalwork at Sheffield Hallam University where she became inspired by the city’s combination of modern, industrial architecture and large green spaces. This led her to create an exciting range of jewellery that combines cement with striking silver work and elements from nature. We caught up with Amy to find out […]

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The Risk Makers are coming to The Contemporary Craft Festival!

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In just over 2 weeks it’ll be time for the fantastic Contemporary Craft Festival here in our hometown of Bovey Tracey in Devon. It’ll be the fifteenth year of the show! We’re really proud to be sponsors of this event and our director Katie will be joining the judging panel again for a very privileged […]

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Paperwork: An interview with Hannah Lobley

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We loved hearing how Hannah Lobley became a paper artist by accident! Hannah originally specialised in wood working during her degree, but when she accidentally left a favourite book in the rain and was reluctant to part with it, she started to investigate how she could preserve the papers and celebrate their qualities. This led […]

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