Craft and the Internet

Here you are, sitting at a computer, reading about craft on the internet. You can’t feel it’s texture or temperature, walk around it to look at the back or lift it up to feel it’s weight. You cant even smell it. It’s all on a screen. So why are you … Read more


Collect at the Saatchi Gallery

Having been held in the V & A for it’s first 5 years Collect moved to the Saatchi Gallery in London this year and an exciting and interesting event it was.

Collect was set up by the Crafts Council to promote and sell contemporary craftwork to private collectors and curators … Read more


Hard times are times to get creative

No matter what the specialism, we artists are suffering along with all small businesses right now, in these economically challenging times.
It’s not all doom and gloom though. We might be worried about banks, slow markets or cash flow problems, but as this unpredictability is also good for focusing the … Read more


Dazzle me to!

“Dazzle” one of the UK`s leading exhibitors of exciting and innovative modern contemporary jewellery seems to be going from strength to strength. Established in 1981 the Dazzle events are now held in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Manchester. Only the highest caliber of maker are invited to be showcased with prices … Read more


“Craft”,Help or Hindrance?.

Skill, tradition, hobby, pastimes, high quality, low quality and a plethora of cultural pre-conceptions, good and bad, embody “Craft”. To cover all the facets of the applied arts in one umbrella term is complicated if not an impossible task, but all too often “Craft” has been used. But is “Craft” … Read more


Feeling the Crunch?

Being part of what is traditionally termed the ‘luxury goods sector’ applied artists should perhaps be living in fear of financial ruin with the constant doom-mongering that monopolises media output currently. Talk of Global recession, credit crunch and the general slow down of the markets is enough to make anyone
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