Pump House Gallery Call for Submissions

Following the success of last year’s inaugural open submission exhibition, the Pump House Gallery is pleased to accept submissions for its annual open exhibition, The Trouble with Painting Today.The exhibition aims to raise questions about why...

REVIEW: Origami 365

Front Cover of the book Origami 365
When I was in year five at school, my teacher brought in a bumper book of origami (I’m not sure exactly what the title was), it had everything in it; frogs, pixie/elf boots, swans. It was an instant hit with the entire class, so much so that there...

Designers/Makers at Old Spitafields Market

Showcasing some of the UK’s most talented designers and makers, Designers/Makers host a regular market that highlights the plethora of talent within the UK. The market has been running at Spitafields since November 2011 and is fast becoming the best...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Miki Rogers

This week we travel to Guisborough in North Yorkshire to meet Miki Rogers of Ruby and Blue.With a background in textiles, sculpture and education, Miki now works as a community artist where she runs workshops, organises independent markets and...

MEET: Nathan Phipps

Armrest Monmouth Suite
Today we are pleased to meet Welsh born craftsman Nathan Phipps of Celtic Forest, who gives us a tour around his workshop and business. What is your background of your company and where did you learn your craft?Celtic Forest was really set...

REVIEW: Paper Cut

Front Cover of the book Paper Cut
When it comes to the world of handmade, some books you are just drawn to. For some it is sewing books, for others knitting or quilting, but for me it’s anything to do with paper. I’ve always been fascinated by the stuff, I’m one of those people that...

MEET: Sue Hughes

Sue Hughes of Blackbirds Song
Today we are pleased to meet Hampshire based milliner Sue Hughes, who runs Blackbirds Song, and find out how she creates her beautiful hats and fascinators. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you make? I’m a fidgety 53 year old who has...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Kate Marsden

This week we meet Kate Marsden of 'Made by Mrs M'.Based in the nation's capital, her work is inspired by life in the city and the architecture and textile designs of the 1950's. Her fabric designs are her main focus but she also works with ceramics...

MEET: Emma Ralph of EJR Beads.

Ceramic Pendants
Today we are pleased to meet Coulsdon based bead designer and supplier Emma Ralph of EJR Beads to find out how she started out and what inspires her beautiful creations.Please tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started?I’ve always had a...

REVIEW: Draw Dogs/Cats In 15 Minutes

Front Cover of the Draw Dogs/Cats In 15 Minutes
After a fairly successful attempt at painting some chickens for my sister-in-law, my mother and father-in-law have been waiting patiently for me to create a painting of their dog. They have been waiting for around two years. I have every intention...

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