craft&design is a bi-monthly magazine that was originally launched in 1983 as Craftsman Magazine. In 2007 it was revamped and relaunched as craft&design magazine, to reflect and represent the contemporary design-led UK craft industry.
craft&design features work in all media by British and Irish designer makers, news, directories, listings and information about craft fairs, galleries & exhibitions, suppliers of materials & equipment, courses & workshops, guilds & associations.
With Business News & Tips for designer makers, from students and graduates through to experienced professionals, craft&design offers up to the minute advice in a practical, down to earth way.
Trade and private buyers of hand crafted work will find the comprehensive listings of events & exhibitions, the Makers Gallery pages and the variety of features in the magazine an invaluable source of fine British craft and design.
craft&design is produced by a private, independent company owned and run by husband and wife, Paul and Angie Boyer. Their unrivalled experience and knowledge of crafts, design, photography, advertising, marketing and promotion give them a unique understanding of the UK crafts industry and the needs of the people working in it.
craft&design magazine is published by a small creative business with small creative businesses in mind.
A Timeline - Celebrating Thirty Years
- Paul and Angie Boyer launch Craftsman Magazine, 16 pages, A4 size, 2 colour, newsprint
- We receive our very first order for a subscription to the magazine
- We relocate from London to Sussex
- Promotional t-shirts available bearing the slogan ‘Craftworkers do it by hand’
- With more than a little help from our friends, we organise Craft Aid - and raise lots and lots of money for Save the Children
- The magazine cover goes glossy
- We hold our first National Spinning Competiton at the British Craft & Gift Fair, Brighton, an event organised by Linda & Raeffe Maw, Southern and Sussex Country Craft Fairs
- The first full colour front cover, just in time for our Christmas issue
- We launch ‘Craftfinder’ in association with our good friend Barry Joel, a searchable database for UK Crafts
- We relocate to East Yorkshire
- We produce our first Craftsman Diary, designed especially for the craft industry
- Issue 23, the first to be stocked by WHSmith
- The magazine goes glossy throughout
- Craftsman bio-degradable carrier bags available - we were ahead of our time!
- Our bespoke Wallplanner makes it’s inaugural appearance
- We publish our immensely popular ‘Guide to Starting in Crafts’ book
- The Crafts Direct pages first appear in the magazine - the precurser to our current Makers Gallery pages?
- We publish our second book, ‘The Essential Guide to Craft Supplies’
- Closely followed by our ‘Complete Where and When’ book
- ‘Diary of a Craftworker’, was the brain child of Elizabeth White, our then Business Editor. It’s still one of the most popular features in the magazine
- We hold our first ever Business Seminar in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
- ‘The Essential Craft Guide’ is launched
- Our website goes live - little did we know what an important part it would play in the future of British Crafts!
- We sponsor the Student Award at Art in Clay, Hatfield for the first time, won by Mirka Golden-Hann. Our sponsorship continues for many years
- We successfully organise our first Craftmakers Materials Show at Kempton Park
- Selected goes live, our super-duper online gallery of work by professional designer-makers
- Big changes! We redesign and relaunch Craftsman magazine as craft&design - and get an amazing response!
- The Makers Gallery pages first appear in the magazine, a great idea from Rachael Chambers, our Contemporary Craft Editor
- Amazingly, this is our 30th year of publishing our magazine - where on earth did the time go!?
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