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Issue 244

March/April 2016

craft&design issue 244, March/April 2016Chris Cummings page 6Steve Robinson page 26Gaby Devitt page 38Rachel Morley page 42Yusuke Yamamoto page 46Nik Burns page 54Helen Russell page 66

Front Cover Feature

  • Christine Cummings - her ceramic pigs won our very first Newcomer Award at BCTF 1996!

British Craft Trade Fair

  • We're proud to have sponsored the Newcomer Award at BCTF for 20 years and in this issue we catch up with some of our previous award winners...
  • Ingrid Pears MBE, glass artist
  • Daniela Dobesova, jeweller
  • Rebecca Joselyn, silversmith
  • Desiree Hope, glass artist
  • Sarah Jane Williams, leatherworker
  • Our sneak peek at some of this year's exhibitors in our exclusive 8 page BCTF Preview

Designer Makers

  • Chatting with Steve Robinson, fused glass artist
  • Andrew Franks "Beauty is the splendour of the true"
  • Gaby Devitt Woven Textiles, craft&design Best Emerging Maker at SIT Select Showcase 2015
  • Rachel Morley has a passion for felt
  • The Parachute Collective, handmade footwear
  • Yusuke Yamamoto, The Silversmith Inspired by Scotland
  • Nik Burns: spectacular sculptures from scrap
  • Helen Russell Creations - finding new opportunities with Royal Stafford Pottery

Makers Gallery

  • A tempting array of award winning work!
  • Fine craftsmanship in Metal Clay & Polymer Clay
  • Recycle, Reclaim & Reuse - the results are amazing!


  • Ceramics by John Pollex in Plymouth...
  • ...and by Verity Howard in Manchester
  • Visit a gallery near you and discover great British craftsmanship
  • Exhibition Spotlight: Silver Speaks


  • Fancy a creative break? Want to learn something new? Check out our Directory of Craft Course & Workshop Organisers
  • Creative courses nationwide in March & April


  • Pete Mosley reminds us that 'We're in this together'


  • Show Case: starting a new season of shows
  • Rising Stars and Contemporary Textiles
  • Be sure to visit wonderful Wonderwool Wales
  • Showcasing events in London and the South
  • Ceramic Art London - it's that time of year again!
  • Where & When - craft events coming up

Craft Supplies

  • Have you been bitten by the pottery bug?
  • Who supplies what? See our classified listings

There's more...

  • Textiles: Shows, Exhibitions & Call for Entries
  • Doug's Diary - a warm welcome to our new diary writer for 2016!
  • Where to Start with Ceramic Art, top tips from three artists exhibiting at Ceramic Art London
  • Inspired by... chatting with Kirsty Hassard, Assistant Curator at the V&A
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