EXHIBITION: Flower Power - Gallery at the Wharf

Flower Power - Gallery at the Wharf
 As we enter summer what better way to celebrate the longer and hopefully warmer, sunnier days than with an exhibition entitled Flower Power. Gallery at the Wharf is full of bold art, photography, glass and patchwork on the walls with...

REVIEW: Cute and Simple Woodworking

Front Cover of the book Cute and Simple Woodworking
Review by Lisa Margreet Payne Despite going to an all girl’s school, we had woodworking classes and I *loved* them. Since then I always kept this romantic idea that I would one day make some furniture and other doo-dads out of wood. It must...

FINDS: Editor's Picks from the Home & Garden Showcase

The sky is blue and the sun is shining, the washing is on the line and the smell of cut grass is wafting on the breeze.  Put down that glass of Pimms and take a gander at our rather lovely Home & Garden Showcase. Feauring gorgeous...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Jill Lawrence

Bonjour, Tout le Monde! This week, we admire the silver plated, wire worked jewellery of designer/maker and boutique owner, Jill Lawrence. From a demanding role working within the public sector, she moved with her partner to France, 'lived the dream...

MEET: Sue Gregor

3 black leaf shadow necklace by Sue Gregor
Today, we are pleased to meet Sue Gregor, a designer specialising in surface patterns. With an MA in multidisciplinary printmaking from UWE in Bristol, Sue was able to play and experiment with dying and embossing plastics to produce her own range of...

EXHIBITION: Call Me - Kingston University Illustration and Animation Graduation Show

 ‘Call Me’ is the graduation show hosted by the Illustration & Animation students of Kingston University, hosted by the Dalston Department Store in Hackney from the 12th to the 15th June. It is a vital opportunity for the students...

REVIEW: Nordic Crafts

Front Cover of the book Nordic Crafts
Review by Ali Burdon of Very Berry If you are a fan of Scandi-style and love to have a go at lots of different crafts then this book is one to consider adding to your book collection. The emphasis here is on folky crafts, with the author, Mia...

CALL FOR MAKERS: Garden Museum's Summer Tumblr 2014

Calling artists, designers and craftspeople for the Garden Museum’s annual Summer Fair, Summer Tumblr 2014.Once again the Garden Museum are seeking exhibitors to turn their beautiful church interior into a treasure trove of original craft and...

MEET: Chris Boland

Amethyst Cab
Today we are pleased to meet award winning jeweller Chris Boland who studied his craft in Sheffield and is based there.  Chris is passionate about rocks and likes to know the origin and stories behind the stones, he uses in his jewellery. What...

EVENT: Intrigue Emporium

50 of the best and brightest cutting-edge fashion, jewellery and accessories designers, creators of sophisticated homewares, art objects, stationary and more, all under one roof - Intrigue Emporium will be taking over the beautiful &...

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