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Team Craft! An interview with Sarah James of Made By Hand Wales…

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Made By Hand Wales The Contemporary Craft Fair returns to Cardiff at the end of this month for its 3rd year. It will  showcase a selected group of 135 makers and artists, set in the beautiful surroundings of Cardiff’s City Hall. At madebyhandonline we are very proud to sponsor the event again and will be helping out during […]

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Craft and tech chime together in ‘BellHouse’

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Last night we went to the launch of a beautiful and exciting project called BellHouse – the first artistic collaboration between Kaleider, EUPORIAS and the Met Office. Kaleider is an organisation based in Exeter, Devon, which brings people together to design, promote and produce extraordinary live experiences. EUPORIAS is a four-year collaborative project exploring climate data, involving 24 partners from […]

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Craft says something…an interview with The GNCCF

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On Thursday evening the doors of the Old Granada Studios in Manchester will open for the preview of 2016’s The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. This exciting show is organised by Great Northern Events NW Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2007 by Ann-Marie Franey and Angela Mann. Their aim is to champion high quality and cutting edge contemporary […]

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Welcome to our blog!

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Hello and welcome to our blog on our brand new website. Here we’ll share news and information about our makers and the craft events we attend – going behind the scenes so that you can find out more about our community. We’ll have lots of guest posts written by partner organisations and the makers we […]

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Maker’s Choice with jeweller Lynsey Walters

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From the archives… Here’s another of our favourite blog posts – a very privileged look at the personal collection of one of our makers. Edinburgh based jeweller Lynsey Walters works with beautiful merino wool felt, creating bold designs that are light and easy to wear and sing with colour! She describes her work as “an imaginary garden […]

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Why do you buy handmade?

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From the archives… We recently ran a competition with UKHandmade to show our support for their Buy Handmade Campaign. Although the winners were picked at random, we asked people to name 2 of their favourite pieces from our site and also to tell us why buying handmade is important – gathering opinion is so valuable […]

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CraftFinder’s interview with Katie – our madebyhandonline director.

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From the archives… The CraftFinder team interviewed our Director Katie for their ‘Meet the Collector’ series and we thought we’d share the interview with you here as well… …Meet Katie Honnor, co-founder and director of the online selling site and contemporary craft community madebyhandonline. With Katie being such a strong advocate for contemporary craft we […]

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A trip to Kigbeare Studios

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From the archives… A couple of weeks ago we had a really enjoyable visit to Kigbeare Studios and Gallery – home to three of our Makers, ceramicist Bethan Jones, jeweller Corrinne Eira Evans and furniture maker Andrew Oliver. It was before the Spring sun came out – a grey and damp Devon day, but still beautiful with bright green bursts of new […]

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The Contemporary Craft Festival: A festival of fun, quality and inspiration!

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From the archives… We can’t believe that 2 weeks ago today we, along with 200 makers from all around the UK, were packing boxes, checking lists and heading to the beautiful riverside park of Bovey Tracey to set up for the Contemporary Craft Festival. There’s no event quite like it – for makers and visitors. Renowned […]

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Commissioning Contemporary Craft

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A post from the archives by madebyhandonline director Katie… At madebyhandonline we encourage customers to engage with the making process and commission our makers to create pieces of work with extra meaning and personal relevance. It creates a real attachment with the finished piece and a heightened appreciation for the skill involved. It’s also such […]

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