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Jan/Feb 2008

craft&design issue 195, Jan/Feb 2008 Alun Heslop's 'chaircreative' wooden seating Textiles by Melissa Warren John Binet-Fauvelís wirework octopus sculpture Glass vessels by Martin Andrews, who exhibits at Craft in Focus Henry Moore sculptures at Kew Gardens Ceramics by Sarah Grove Metalwork by Andy Quirk and Robert Kranenborg, Utopia Forge Ltd Glass & metal table by Lisa and Colin Badger, HawkHill Forge & Art Glass Ltd

Regular Pages

  • One to Watch: Emily Ward's Gold Arts Award
  • Tipping Point: When did things turn the corner for Textile Artist, Melissa Warren?
  • Reclaim, Recycle, Reuse: John Binet-Fauvel's sculptures are all made from electrical wire!
  • People and Projects: Displays of work with the community at heart
  • The Face of Craft: Mike Turner, Chairman of the Independent Craft Gallery Association
  • Inspiring Places to Visit: Moore at Kew
  • What's Hot: The best in Contemporary Crafts
  • Congratulations & Celebrations: to Poppy Porter, Joanne Eddon and the Craft Centre & Design Gallery in Leeds
  • Heritage: the 100 year old waterwheel turns again at Solva Woollen Mill
  • Lisa Badger's concluding Diary of a Craftworker
  • Craft versus the Fine Arts - comment from Bee Sanderson, Chairman of the Sussex Guild
  • Books... and a DVD, too, this time!
  • Readers' Letters, the place to keep in touch
  • Subscribers' Pages with Special Give-Aways!
  • The Last Word by Margeret Bunn


  • Diary of UK Gallery Exhibitions - there's lots going on in the New Year
  • There's a special year ahead for The Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool
  • Coming Up; from London to Lancashire, Surrey to Scotland, fabulous Gallery exhibitions to visit and enjoy
  • Makers Gallery - a spectacular showcase, with a special Wood & Metal crafts section

Makers Features

  • "Where trees grow, so does the spirit of the imagination", Alun Heslop is chaircreative
  • The inspiration and influences behind the latest ceramics from Pollie and Garry Uttley


  • Looking Back: to London's Origin and the Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair
  • Show Case, up to date Craft Fair News
  • Where&When: Craft fairs in January & February. Subscribers can access events details for the whole of 2008 on our website
  • Directory of Craft Event Organisers: County & Country Shows, Contemporary Craft Fairs, find out about the organisers and their shows


  • Suppliers News for glass artists and jewellers


  • Wood and Metal working courses for all ages

Spotlight on Wood & Metal

  • East Weaves West; Exhibition of Basketry from Japan and Britain
  • Phil Stevenson's half ton bowl Pewter and Metalwork Awards Seven Silversmiths at Blackwell
  • Fair Trade Gold: Students from Plymouth see for themselves in Bolivia and California
  • Rocking Horses and Fairytale Creatures: the fantastic carvings of Liz Mangles

The craft&design Business

  • News from the GA plus Kathy Sylvester's 'Short Circuits'
  • Craft Angels Network - could you help?
  • Rachael's tips for affordable marketing; find out how to spend a day with her and learn more
  • Photography Q&A with Dave Ward: Lighting for Texture; Wood and Textiles

Guilds, Groups & Associations

  • The story behind the Makers Guild in Wales at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
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craft&design Best Newcomer Award at BCTF

Congratulations to Charlotte Wilkinson! We'll tell you more about Charlotte and her spectacular glass in our May issue of craft&design Online!

craft&design Highly Commended Newcomer Award at BCTF


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