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Applying for The Contemporary Craft Festival: An interview with Festival director Sarah James

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Are you a maker of contemporary craft based here in the UK? Applications are open for the multi award winning The Contemporary Craft Festival June 2018 and the deadline is fast approaching! This event in Devon is one of the UK’s largest and much loved craft events, and the friendly, festival feel makes it a popular choice […]

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Coming soon… Made By Hand Wales 2017

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In just over 2 weeks’ time Cardiff’s prestigious City Hall will be hosting Made By Hand Wales for the 4th year. Organised by the team behind The Contemporary Craft Festival and formerly at Tredegar House near Newport, this contemporary craft event just keeps getting better and better. 135 selected makers will be exhibiting their work, […]

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The Great Northern continues to champion new makers!

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The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair celebrates its 10th anniversary when it opens its doors this weekend. Amongst the 150 exhibiting makers, there’ll be some familiar faces – some of whom have supported the show since it launched back in 2008 – and a host of new-comers. Once again the Great Northern Graduate Showcase will […]

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Maker’s Choice with Jennifer Collier

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Paper artist Jennifer Collier has been a maker and advocate of makers for many years. Jennifer works with papers, transforming them into textural forms, often led by their original narratives, and making exquisite everyday objects from stitched vintage maps, books and envelopes. She’s seen, loved and bought craft at shows and in galleries all around […]

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Corrinne Eira Evans’ research trip. Part 3

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Jeweller Corrinne Eira Evans is just home from Canada researching First Nations artists – we’ re really looking forward to seeing their influences in Corrinne’s new jewellery collections, and an exhibition she will be curating in the near future (see below!). In this third and final part of her blog, she describes meeting First Nations […]

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Corrinne Eira Evans’ research trip. Part 2

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Jeweller Corrinne Eira Evans is currently in Canada researching First Nations artists. We’ re really looking forward to seeing their influences in Corrinne’s new jewellery collections. In the second part of her blog, she tells us about her road trip to the north of Vancouver Island… “After writing the first weeks blog, we had a slight […]

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“By creating jewellery, I start to problem solve.” An interview with Rachel Butlin.

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Rachel Butlin seeks to challenge the concepts of contemporary interactive and wearable jewellery, producing a range of high end, mixed material pieces. We represent makers with so many different styles and backgrounds on our website, so it’s always fascinating to learn more about them. In this interview we catch up with Rachel to find out […]

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Hello from Canada! Corrinne Eira Evans’ research trip. Part 1.

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Jeweller Corrinne Eira Evans and her partner, furniture maker Andrew Oliver, have sent us this lovely diary of their first few days in Canada. Corrinne has been planning this trip for some time. She’s always been fascinated by the imagery and history of the artwork of Native American cultures, as reflected in her own jewellery […]

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Canada’s Calling! A guest post and special offer by jeweller Corrinne Eira Evans.

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In this guest post, our jeweller Corrinne Eira Evans tells us about her exciting research trip to Canada. Her jewellery is inspired by Native American cultures, and the influences of their woven artefacts and symbols found across different art forms can clearly be seen in her work. Next month Corrinne will be fulfilling a dream […]

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Our highlights from The Contemporary Craft Festival 2017

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The build up to any large event involves a huge amount of preparation for both the organisers and the exhibitors. More than 30 of our makers were part of the 200 selected to show their work last weekend at The Contemporary Craft Festival in Devon. Months of planning, researching ideas, making stock and designing displays […]

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