Craft events


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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Treasure hunting and treasure making with Claire Read of Little Burrow Designs!

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We recently attended the opening of the ‘Get Fresh’ exhibition at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen and it was really fantastic. It showcases work by 15 new or emerging designer-makers from the south west of England, resulting in an exciting and strong mix of diverse approaches to materials and design. This is a great opportunity to […]

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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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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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The GNCCF and Unit Twelve: A guest blog by Hens Teeth

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Another popular post from the archives from Autumn 2014… We thoroughly enjoyed catching up with lots of people at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair last week, including lovely Viv of Hens Teeth. We’re really grateful to Viv for writing this guest post for us. She shares some of her pictures and thoughts about her visit to the […]

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