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Issue 218

November/December 2011

craft&design Magazine issue 218, November/December 2011 Anna Calvert, pink leather and silver jewellery Wolfram Lohr, brown leather handbag Louise Gardiner, colourful contemporary machine embroidery Martyn Pugh, elegant silver jug Yueh Yin Taffs, white porcelain horse sculpture Jan Beaney, textile panel inspired by Australian landscape

Front Cover Feature

  • Anna Calvert, Winner of the craft&design Newcomer Award at BCTF 2011

Makers Features

  • Yueh Yin Taffs, Highly Commended Newcomer at BCTF 2011
  • Louise Gardiner: “I use the sewing machine to draw”
  • Jan Beaney, one half of Double Trouble Enterprises, talking about her ‘Tipping Points’
  • Melissa Warren: “Why are more not turning to knitting machines?”
  • Manchester meets India when Jane Blease takes an artist’s residency in Ahmedabad
  • Hollie Bailey, craft&dersign’s tip for One to Watch!
  • Award Winning leather work by Wolfram Lohr
  • Emma Dolan’s textile teacups
  • More than just a chair - Alun Heslop and chaircreative present the stunning Hammerhead RVS

Craft and Design Month 2012

  • What will YOU be doing in May 2012? Inspiration and ideas on how to get involved.

Colleges, Students & Graduates

  • Two textile artists recently showcased their work at the University of Cumbria


  • Mike Goldmark has “revolutionised the way we present, sell and appreciate fine pottery...”
  • Galleries... Coming Up soon


  • Time to dream, time to innovate... “A business without new products is a business without a future”

Makers Gallery

  • A splendid showcase of designer makers working in Textiles & Leather
  • Five pages of fabulous craft and design - gift ideas for the Festive Season and beyond!


  • A preview of the stunning jewellery and silversmithing showing at Desire, Winchester
  • Win a Trip to Jersey and the Textile Showcase
  • Showcasing Handmade in Britain, MADE11 and Contrasts Contemporary Jewellery Fair
  • Shows at Hereford and Oundle plus Art, Craft & Design in 2012 at Blenheim Palace
  • Seasonal Shows at RHS Wisley and Sparkle plus The Wales Spring Fair
  • Galleries, Exhibitions & Events across the UK
  • A tiny taste of what you’ll fi nd in our online Directory of Craft Event Organisers

There’s more...

  • Exclusive interview with Skills Minister John Hayes on government policy towards crafts
  • Celebrating with Circles of Life at Moorcroft Art Pottery
  • News for Textiles enthusiasts
  • Wonderwool, The Woolclip and Weavers
  • Face of Crafts: Brett Payne, Chairman of the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council
  • Imagine... The Old Fire Station in Oxford
  • Made in Clerkenwell - open studios at two buildings for the price of one!
  • Craft Town Scotland - an inspirational centre of creativity in West Kilbride
  • The Heritage Craft Alliance opens its doors
  • Textiles at Allendale Forge and the RBSA Gallery
  • Creative Courses with Flux ‘n’ Flame and West Dean College
  • News for Pyrographers and Potters
  • Enamel Artist Janine Partington’s Diary
  • The Editor’s pick of newly published Books
  • Mindfulness in Creativity - The Last Word in craft&design
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