MEET: Laney Mead

pink glass roses by Izzybeads
Today we are pleased to meet glass artist Laney Mead, who lives and works in rural Herefordshire. Laney trades as ‘Izzybeads’ and is best known for her quirky and humorous animal characters, which are popular with collectors worldwide.Please tell us...

EVENT: Craft In Focus Contemporary Craft and Design Fair

Craft In Focus is delighted to be staging another contemporary craft and design fair during the August bank holiday weekend within the RHS Garden at Hyde Hall. This craft event will showcase over 100 of the very best contemporary craftmakers and...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Magnolia Restrepo

This week we take a circuitous route via the Amazonian rainforest to meet jewellery maker and designer, Magnolia Restrepo. From the theoretical, abstract and often ambiguous world of science, she chose to take a path which would see her explore...

RECIPES: Blueberry & Vanilla Cake

After writing the recipes for our Summer magazine, I discovered that I had a punnet of leftover blueberries squirreled away on the top shelf of the fridge. Frankly, by that point, I was 'fruited out' and was hankering for a slice of cake. As I'm not...

EXHIBITION: Cutting Edge Contemporary Textiles

In 1988 the three leading textile art groups in Scotland shared a platform to exhibit work in a highly successful exhibition entitled ‘Three Strands’. After several other individual exhibitions, this arrangement was formalised when edge – textile...

Meet: Andy Poplar

Andy Poplar
Today we are pleased to meet conceptual artist Andy Poplar, who has developed the fine art of etching his own take on the world for others to enjoy. Harrogate based Andy talks openly and honestly about his journey into the self employed world of an...

NEWS: Summer Issue of UK Handmade's Magazine released today!

The Summer issue of UK Handmade's quarterly magazine is released today and you can read it HERE! This issue is all about KIDS and our cover is adorned by the fun work of Lorna Scobie who we interview on page 14.This issue has...

REVIEW: The Couple's Kitchen

Front Cover of the book The Couple's Kitchen
As a newlywed myself I was eager to see what this book had to offer. I admit the idea of a newlyweds cookbook sounds a little traditional to me, it almost echos an era where the domesticated little lady made perfect dinners in the kitchen. That's...

CALL FOR CRAFTERS: Guildford Craftacular

Guildford Craftactular is returning to St Mary's Church on Quarry street in Guildford for two events this year. This will their 9th year of organising contemporary craft fairs and, year on year, it has improved to become one of the premier...

MEET: Roxanne Denny

Air, Cast Glass Sculpture
Today we are pleased to meet Roxanne Denny, a glass artist who designs and creates each piece by hand from her home studio in the Lake District, Cumbria. Colour and bold designs play a huge role in her artwork, which makes Roxanne different to other...

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