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Issue 221 - May/June 2012

craft&design Magazine issue 221, May/June 2012 Cathryn Shilling Contemporary Glass, image by Ester Segarra Elaine Peto Minotaur Ceramic Sculpture. Image Andrew Stott Maggie Smith Contemporary Willow Sculpture Marianne Forrest Clock at Ebbw Vale. Image Euan Wallace Martyn Pugh Glass & Silver Claret Jug Jewellery by Nikki Ainscow, Maneggi

Front Cover Feature

  • ‘Animal Magic’ - Elaine Peto’s amazing ceramic sculptures

Craft & Design Month 2012

  • The Knebworth Summer Craft & Design Show with Romor Exhibitions
  • The Weald of Kent Craft Show with ICHF
  • Art, Design & Innovation at Hatfield House with Living Crafts....
  • ...featuring The Craft and Design Month Marquee...
  • ...and The Emerging Designer-Makers Marquee
  • Greystoke Arts Festival with Chris & Geoff Cox
  • Wear the t-shirt - spread the word!
  • Makers Making it Happen!
  • Celebrating National Ceramics Weeks with Northern Clay, Valentine Clays and Polly & Garry Uttley
  • Ceramics in Charnwood, a Mural for Fangfoss, and the Pocklington region Opens its Studios
  • Enamel Fusion with the Guild of Enamellers, great things going on in Greenwich and the ‘sheer folly’ of Sabine Little’s glassworks

Makers Features

  • Martyn Pugh, award winning craftsmanship in gold and silver
  • ‘Glass is a beautiful, beautiful medium to work with,’ as Cathryn Shilling demonstrates
  • Marianne Forrest, time-pieces large and small
  • Maggie Smith’s award winning willow work


  • A new venture for Art in Action
  • Carla Sealey introduces you to glass


  • Blogging and social media - make it snappy!

Makers Gallery

  • Jewellery, Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics, Recycled & Reclaimed, Glass, Stone Carving, Furniture... it’s all here in our Makers Gallery


  • Handmade in Britain at OXO in London
  • It’s June so it’s Earth & Fire and The Contemporary Craft Festival
  • Showcasing the 125th Shrewsbury Flower Show, plus Woolfest and Fibre East
  • Our exclusive preview of South East Open Studios, one of the largest in the country
  • More Open Studios in Henley, North Yorkshire, East Neuk of Fife and Surrey
  • Plus, of course, the Saltaire Arts Trail, with more going on this year than ever before!
  • Glass Games and The International Festival of Glass
  • Summer Shows at RCA, Cumbria & Hereford
  • Where&When; - what’s going on in your region

Craft Supplies

  • Bulleye’s New Product Catalogue is out now!


  • Coming Up soon at a Gallery near you
  • Our 2012 Directory of Craft Galleries, probably the most comprehensive listing you’ll find anywhere - except, perhaps, on our website!

And there’s more...

  • ‘I want to realise the dreams of William Morris and John Ruskin,’ says John Hayes, Skills Minister, on the new Craft Skills Awards
  • Is hand weaver Nick Ozanne really an endangered species?!
  • There’s lots online for Trade & Private Buyers
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Craft and Design Month May 2012

This year we're extending national Make Your Creativity Pay by Pete Mosley

If you are looking at how you can develop your crafts business, this new book from Pete Mosley is a real asset. more...

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