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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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Preparing for her next show…a guest post by ceramicist Katie Lowe.

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Lots of our makers will be exhibiting at a new craft and design show in Cheltenham next month, including ceramicist Katie Lowe. Katie uses slip casting to make miniature vessels with a focus on creating subtle gradients of colour. Her stands are always very attractive as she displays her vessels in ‘waves’ of colour, from […]

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Renewal…A discussion with jeweller Sue Gregor about environmental impact.

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The new year often inspires changes, but jeweller Sue Gregor has been working on a significant change to her practice for some months now. Sue is based in Bristol and she’s been making contemporary jewellery using acrylic, silver and real plants since 2005. This year is a kind of renewal. Her process of embossing remains […]

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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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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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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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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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A conversation with Sue Gregor: A new design, from leaf to contemporary jewellery.

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Sue Gregor’s vibrant collection of contemporary jewellery is instantly identifiable. She’s been making acrylic jewellery with wild flower designs since 2005 from her workshop in Bristol. Her distinctive style, exciting colour combinations and incredible attention to detail show a pure celebration of the natural world that inspires her work. Sue uses glass quality acrylic and […]

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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 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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