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Issue 215

May/June 2011

craft&design Magazine issue 215, May/June 2011 Iron Pestle & Mortar by Blacksmith Bex Simon Coat of Arms, Theatre Royal, Bath by wood carver Ian Broadbent Prize winning ceramics by Jan Lewis-Eccleston Still life with Flowers by Janine Partington, vitreous enameller Jennifer Colquitt, ceramics influenced by the French landscape Footprint detail of Journeyman Furniture - Nicholas Langan Nests of coloured ceramics bowls by Mirka Golden-Hann 'Archie the Aardvark', fully jointed mohair character by Emily's Ark Handcrafted chair by Tim Hawkins, Fine Furniture


Front Cover Feature

  • Jan Lewis-Eccleston, winner of the craft&design Prize at Potfest in the Pens 2010

Selected Awards 2011

  • Announcing our Maker of the Year 2011 and our craft&design Selected Award Winners

Craft and Design Month 2011

  • “A brilliant idea, it’s been a great success, I hope it will continue.” It will - watch this space!

Students & Graduates

  • Thinking of Exhibiting at Shows?
  • Are you pricing your work properly?


  • The Gallery at Waterperry, welcoming visitors year round as well as during Art in Action
  • Don’t miss our Selected Award Winners Exhibition at The Ferrers Gallery
  • Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design
  • Your guide to UK Craft Galleries & Exhibitions
  • Galleries... What’s Coming Up

Guilds & Associations

  • The latest on Glass, Batik and Silk Painting
  • The Guild of Enamellers Bursary Award


  • Mirka Golden-Hann exploring colour and form
  • Adopt a Potter: helping to fill a educational gap
  • Jill Fanshaw-Kato, “I, for one, would not have become a potter had I not been to Japan”
  • Especially for Potters...
  • ... Newcomer or Established
  • Jennifer Colquitt’s French connection
  • Makers Gallery: Ceramics - so many different ways to use a lump of clay!
  • Potfest in the Park and Pens, creativity in clay
  • There’s something very special at Art in Clay

Wood & Metal

  • Heather Crompton’s chainsaw sculptures
  • Bex Simon, artist, blacksmith, product designer and TV star!
  • Makers Gallery of work using Wood & Metal
  • Blacksmithing, boatbuilding & boxes, willow weaving and more
  • Rachel Carter at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • Brian Dawson’s stylised seagulls
  • Journeyman Furniture in Cornwall
  • Iain Broadbent, contemporary and traditional wood carving
  • Deborah Miles Automata - she’s One to Watch


  • Tell your story and tell it well!


  • Art in Action, “a festival of fine art and master craftsmanship”
  • A Preview of The Craft Market at Art in Action
  • Events news direct from the organisers
  • Show Case... Quilts, Crafts and Chain Saws
  • Who won what at BCTF 2011, Harrogate
  • Where&When of Craft Fairs for July & August

There’s more...

  • What’s Hot: our Pick of the Products at BCTF
  • Face of Craft: talking to Diana Pasek-Atkinson
  • One Year On with Craft Club
  • And the Winners are... results of The Balvenie Masters of Craft and the Warm Glass UK Prize
  • Makers Gallery of fine jewellery
  • Janine Partington’s Diary of a Craftworker
  • Things to do, places to see...
  • The Editor’s book choice
  • The craft&design Working Crafts Photographic Competition - how to enter
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Working Crafts Photographic Competition

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