MEET: Hugh Leishman

Hugh Leishman - A walnut bowl in the winter sunshine at Harlow Carr
Today we are pleased to meet woodturner and craftsman Hugh Leishman.  Based in West Yorkshire, Hugh designs and creates practical objects that reveal the beauty of the wood and develop their own history over time.Please introduce yourself.I...

REVIEW: Adventures in Letterpress

Letterpress has experienced a renaissance. Rescuing cast-iron presses from the scrapheap, artists and designers are breathing life back into the art of traditional printing and returning to the “tactile, retro and idiosyncratic” craft of the hand-...

OPPORTUNITIES: MadeByHandOnline - Call For Makers

Madebyhandonline are really proud of their community of makers. In the past year, they have worked on different projects celebrating their makers and strengthened the audience for Contemporary Craft, both online and at events around the country....

OPPORTUNITIES: Sue Ryder Handmade Competition

Sue Ryder is a national charity based in the UK. They have 13 care centres across the UK, providing compassionate care and support for people with palliative, long-term and end of life needs. http://www.sueryder.org/As with all charities,...

MEET: Emily Ketteringham

Screen Printer Emily Ketteringham
Today we are pleased to meet Emily Ketteringham - a screen printer and illustrator from Bristol. Emily creates artwork based on the sights of Bristol and enjoys being involved with community projects. Emily also has a new website to showcase all her...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Sue Maton

  This week we travel to The Mercerie to meet textile artist, Sue Maton. Since making the move away from being a college lecturer she has tapped in to her own creative energies to produce a stunning collection of crocheted and knitted...

MEET: Kimberley Woodcock

Kimberly Woodcock
Today we are please to meet Kimberley Woodcock who runs The Little Button Co, a fabulous small business based in Yorkshire that designs and creates handmade homewares, including cushions, memo boards, lampshades and mugs. Can you tell us a bit about...

WORKSHOPS: Handmade Horizons Training Webinar - Create Content That Sells

Polly and Claire Handmade Horizons
If you’re not currently writing GREAT content for your online shop, you are almost certainly losing out on visitors and sales. But fear not! Help is at hand…Join Handmade Horizons at 8pm this coming Wednesday for a practical, online training session...

REVIEW: Made By Yourself

Front Cover of the book Made By Yourself
The mere mention of DIY sends me running for the hills, I can cope with giving the odd wall a coat of paint but that is where both my efforts and interests usually end. I give a slightly wide birth to home accessory/DIY books too. I’ve reviewed...

OPPORTUNITIES: Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover - Call for Makers

Peter Andre 60 Minute Makeover
Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover is back and ITV are looking for skilled craftsmen and women with unique products to get involved!A specialist craft will be heavily featured in the show and can be anything from textiles and ceramics to...

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