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March/April 2011

craft&design issue 214, March/April 2011 See Angela Pointon’s ceramics at BCTF, Harrogate, 3-5 April Coloured polymer clay bangles by Carol Blackburn Life size metal dog sculptures by Duncan Thurlby ‘Gathering Vessel’ by Sarah Denny, Galvanize Sheffield Spider made from recycled drinks cans by Val Hunt ‘Natter Natter Chat Chat’, by Avril Douglas, the University of Cumbria

Unique to craft&design

  • A celebration of the best in British Craftsmanship - the craft&design Selected Award Winners Exhibition at Ferrers Gallery
  • Craft and Design Month May 2011 is gathering momementum, the enthusiasm for this national initiative is almost infectious!
  • A ‘must’ for everyone to see - The Craft and Design Month Launch Exhibition at The Gallery at London Glassblowing

Front Cover Feature

  • Duncan Thurlby’s amazing metal sculptures

Makers Features

  • Artist Takumasa Ono ‘embodies William Morris’ faith in the bond between art and craft.’
  • Carol Blackburn cleverly combines colour and creativity in her jewellery designs
  • We talk with Monica Weber-Butler about her Eclectic School of Jewellery & Design
  • We’re delighted to welcome enameller, Janine Partington, as our 2011 Diary writer

Makers Features

  • A colourful Gallery of work by Makers who use Polymer or Metal Clay
  • Makers Gallery: a showcase of creativity and craftsmanship
  • Textiles, Jewellery & Ceramics, all Coming Up at a Gallery soon
  • And there’s Glass to enjoy too!
  • Our comprehensive listing of Galleries, Exhibitions & Events nationwide

Courses & Workshops

  • Getting fired up at the ever popular Alternative Raku Workshops
  • Courses and Workshops: learning a skill in an inspiring environment
  • The craft&design 2011 Directory of Courses & Workshops - there really is something for everyone here!

Students & Graduates

  • Original designs by Katie Heeks, successful young meteor at Lustre 2010
  • What do Cumbria, Canberra and Turku in Finland all have in common - why, it’s NETS of course!


  • What happens to your business when you want to retire? We meet three sets of people who are finding their own answers.
  • 2011 - a time for Changes and Opportunities


  • Galvanize Sheffield: a month long festival for contemporary metalwork
  • News of a brand new Art, Craft & Design Show. Plus SE21, The Glass & Ceramics Fair
  • Showcasing the Contemporary Textiles Fair, Craft Carnival, Wonderwool Wales & h+h Cologne
  • Where&When: Craft Fairs and Events

Show Previews

  • Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair, discover exquisite work and meet the makers
  • Exclusive to craft&design magazine! Your 13 page Preview of BCTF, Britain’s premier Trade Fair for professional designer-makers

There’s more...

  • ‘Craft for me is the future of luxury’ Professor Bruce Montgomery’s thoughts on how craft and luxury will converge
  • News from ArtsMatrix and Metal Clay Ltd
  • Face of Crafts: interview with Margeret Bunn, organiser of BCTF and Design Edge
  • Have you ever wondered ‘How to Make a Craft Town’? Lots of people do!
  • Our selection of Books that have all been published by the artists themselves
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