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Issue 228 - July/August 2013

craft&design Magazine issue 228, July/August 2013 Liam Reeves, Venetian cane work vase. Image Sylvain Deleu Ceramics by Margaret Gardiner Jean Blood�s Oddbods Ceramics Furniture by Armando Magnino Ceramics by Ruthanne Tudball Paul Case Cleopatra Bench. Photo: Central Advertising Photography Ceramics by Natasha Wightman, Plymouth College of Art

Front Cover Feature

  • Jean Blood’s Oddbods Ceramics, winner of the competition Prize at Potfest in the Pens 2012

Our Selected Award Winners

  • Who won what and who took the coveted title of craft&design Selected Maker of the Year 2013

We’re Celebrating 30 Years!

  • ...and looking to the talent of the future, Katherine Fortnum Ceramics
  • We’re giving away 30 online subscriptions in this issue!
  • ...and Handweavers are Celebrating 40 years Designer Makers
  • Peter & Nina Archer working with wood
  • The ‘ethereal beauty of the colours and iridescence’ in Margaret Gardiner’s ceramics
  • Carolyn Genders, “it is the three dimensional aspect and the clay in my hand that excites me.”
  • Armando Magnino, maker of Fine Furniture, “I want to do work that has meaning for me.”
  • Fangfoss Pottery, Lyn and Gerry Grant, inspiring the next generation
  • Garden Sculptures in metal, glass and clay, working together, Stan Pile & Jude Howe

Craft & Design Month

  • What did you do to celebrate Great British craft&design in May?

Makers Gallery

  • A collection of Ceramics in all shapes & sizes
  • Wonderful work in Wood & Metal
  • Jewellery, textiles, leatherwork, lettercarving, glass, recycling art... so much to choose from!


  • Art in Action: Winners at Vessel Gallery
  • A Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design
  • ‘Legacy’ is at Imagine Gallery this Summer
  • Our regular listing of UK Craft Galleries

Courses & Workshops

  • Get creative with one of these Courses & Workshops


  • The second part of Jan’s guide to getting publicity
  • Pete’s thoughts on Working Collaboratively - Have you heard his podcasts yet?


  • It’s July, so it must be Art in Action time!
  • Head West this Summer
  • Show Casing upcoming events
  • Summer Events & Shows diary

Students & Graduates

  • Congratulations, you’ve graduated - so what now? Making the most of New Designers
  • Rachael mentors students on the Contemporary Crafts programme at Plymouth College of Art

There’s more...

  • Bigger, Bigger, Gargantuan! The biggest Rocking Horse ever?!
  • The Contemporary Glass Society fires up the debate on skill versus art
  • The who, what where & when of Glass
  • Researching, Selecting & Buying a New Kiln, tips from Potclays
  • All the latest on Ceramics... supplies, workshops & courses, exhibitions & events
  • Zoe Hillyard’s Diary of a Craftworker, she’s certainly a busy bee!
  • Putting the spotlight on Wood and Metal
  • Festivals, Celebrations & Opportunities
  • Jonathan Chiswell Jones on Training an Apprentice
  • Courses & Colleges, Awards & Fairs
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Meet our Maker of the Year !

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Congratulations to craft&design Selected Maker of the Year 2013 and Gold Award Winner in the Specialist Media Category.

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