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Issue 206

November/December 2009

craft&design Magazine issue 206, November/December 2009 award winning glass curtains by Robyn Smith work by contemporary jewellery designer Andrew Geoghegan ceramics by Stacey Manser-Knight The Devon Guild of Craftsmen Gallery at Bovey Tracey Silverware by Anne Davis Flax plants drying Blown glass by Will Shakspeare Glass sculpture by James Lethbridge Courses at The Liquid Glass Centre

craft&design Selected Awards

  • We’re inviting applications now for our 2010 Awards; the Public Vote opens on 1st January

Front Cover Feature

  • Robyn Smith, joint winner of the People’s Prize at the British Glass Biennale 2008

Makers and more...

  • Andrew Geoghegan, leading contemporary jewellery designer, talks about his work, his inspiration and his personal philosophy
  • Stacey Manser-Knight ceramics: “My designs come from a string of happy memories”
  • Places to Visit: We head West to The Devon Guild of Craftsmen at Bovey Tracey
  • Anne Davis, Sheffield based Designer Silversmith is our One to Watch
  • Heritage: Ritta Sinkkonen Davies is one of the few people in Britain to work with linen
  • What is the Razorfish? How to Customise a Campervan in style... it’s all News to me!
  • Reclaim, Recycle, Reuse: Berni Marfleet’s sculptures are Not Just Any Old Iron
  • Makers Gallery: it’s the place to find Award Winning work and original creativity
  • There’s support and encouragement for talented jewellers at Design Space
  • Face of Crafts: Stuart Dell talks about his role within Creativefife
  • Elisabeth Rose chooses her favourites from the latest selection of craft books
  • Diary of a Craftworker - the search is on for our 2010 Diary writer - could it be you?
  • The Last Word from Jessamy Kelly, our 2009 craft&design Selected Maker of the Year


  • Discover a glorious gathering of glass at the Desiree Hope Gallery
  • Scottish Success in St Andrews and a Seasonal Show in Suffolk
  • For something really special, be sure to visit Aura, the Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition
  • Coming Up for Christmas
  • Gallery Exhibitions for Christmas and beyond


  • The Liquid Glass Centre, where glass and creativity merge.


  • Glassblower Will Shakspeare refl ects on his Journey into Craft
  • James Lethbridge is a Glass Artist with a healthy interest in viruses!
  • Glass reflections
  • Remembering Dan Klein, “a renaissance man with a passion for glass”
  • There’s some seriously spectacular work in our craft&design Glass Makers Gallery


  • Christmas is coming and brings before it a fabulous selection of craft events for you to visit and enjoy, shop at your leisure, buy original gifts or treat yourself to a very special something!
  • Our Preview of ‘Desire’, the stylish Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair in Winchester
  • Showcasing some fabulous pre-Christmas events and looking ahead to next year
  • Where&When: your Guide to UK Craft Fairs in the run up to Christmas

The craft&design Business

  • Sale or Return: it can suit both the maker and buyer, but you must be organised.
  • Don’t be shy, follow our 10 cool ways to develop your expert profile
  • Short Circuits around the NEC with Rotary

Guilds & Associations

  • News, events and superb craftsmanship from British Craft Guilds


  • You’ll find a wealth of information about who stocks what and how to contact them in our Directory of Craft Supplies
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