What is Craft to You? – Victoria and Albert Museum

An interesting question, quite keen to see how people respond What is Craft to You? – Victoria and Albert Museum

Future Goals

This time of year, with its slight lull in between Christmas and Hogmanay, and the cold days of January, many of us designer makers are looking to the year ahead. Goal setting and deciding which shows to apply for. What galleries to ...

Business Blues

Many people, outside the professional craft world, see what we do as a gentle, highly enjoyable and stress-free lifestyle choice. Occasionally this might be true but usually my reality is far from it. How I would love to spend my time ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Children vs. Business Balancing Act.

The piece below is a very personal way of trying to solve the child and work problem. Every child and every design discipline brings its own new problems. But it is a problem that many of us designer/ makers will have to solve and it ...

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, ...

“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 ...

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