The Heritage Crafts Association is pleased to announce a call for applications for a suite of awards and bursaries recognising people working in traditional skills. A total of £24,000 is available and, for the third year, craftspeople in the UK are invited to apply for these awards and bursaries.
Review by Maggy Woodley from Red Ted Art
Struggling to get noticed? UK Handmade portfolio member, Lindleywood, has been featured in many major UK magazines and newspapers, plus on national TV and radio. Helen Lindley tells us how.Image courtesy of Theo Paphitis #SBS
The hazy days of summer are slowly fading and the frosty, scarf-swathed days of autumn are drawing near. Get in the mood with our Autumn magazine, out now and packed with inspirational makers, useful business tips, fabulous finds and more.
I love this time of year when the birds are singing at the crack of dawn, our cabbages are being overrun with butterflies and destroyed their hungry offspring, and bees are sneakily hiding in the washing ready to sting us - all part and parcel of living in the countryside, right? Ah well, enjoy these lovely winged critters in handmade form instead, where they are just as delightful but a little better behaved...
Pump House Gallery presents What Do I Need To Do To Make It OK?, an exhibition featuring commissioned artwork using stitch and other media that investigates damage and repair, disease and medicine, and the healing and restoration of landscapes, bodies, minds and objects.
Inspired by the natural world and created using a variety of techniques - UK Handmade member, Jane Paveley, introduces Sparkle Ceramics and Jewellery.
Are you looking to grow your creative business? Design Your Career's event at London's Craft Central will equip you with the necessary tools and information that you need. As creative enterprises expand, the role of the founder often changes.
UK Handmade portfolio member Fiona Dix of LoveFibre shares some of her thoughts on the meaning of making.
Gallery at Brockholes is a designer-led gallery in the heart of the North West, run by the Art & Craft Guild of Lancashire. The guild has moved from Burscough Wharf to the beautiful setting of Brockholes, a stunning nature reserve near Preston, and brings with it a reputation for inspirational artwork.
Today we meet Alice Duck, maker of beautiful wonky ceramics (her words, not mine!) and find out what inspires her work...Please tell us about yourself and how you got started?
In the first part of this article Helen White of Helenka White Design showed us what essential tools are needed to create beautiful jewellery with polymer clay and shared an easy tutorial for beginners. In the second part she shares with us some of her own work and explains the techniques behind each piece.