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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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Maker’s Choice: The Contemporary Craft Festival 2017

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In just a few days time makers of some of the best contemporary craft from all around the UK will be arriving in our hometown of Bovey Tracey in Devon for The Contemporary Craft Festival. We’re just a little excited!! This event is the highlight on the craft show calendar for so many people – […]

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The power of objects: An interview with Ruth Singer

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Ruth Singer describes herself as an “explorer and investigator of objects, stories, places, materials and memories…fascinated by material culture, history and the power of objects in human lives and the importance of making and remembering.” Fragments are found, stitched into and embellished, creating new Precious Objects. In this interview, Ruth tells us about the influences behind her […]

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Simply Cheshire: A conversation with Dionne Swift & Tone von Krogh

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Simply Cheshire will be returning to Arley Hall and Gardens near Northwich for a second year, showcasing a selection of Cheshire’s talented, independent designers, makers and producers. We’ve often heard makers say that it can be hard exhibiting in a show’s first year, but the first Simply Cheshire was clearly a success because madebyhandonline makers Tone von […]

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