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Issue 249

January/February 2017

craft&design issue 249, January/February 2017Mark Nuell Jewellery page 6Lesley Pike Glass Engraving page 10Julia Anne Denton page 28Aimee Bollu, Made in the Middle page 32Facets of Avalon page 44Mary Rich Ceramics page 60

Front Cover Feature

  • Master of Gems: Mark Nuell Goldsmith

Designer Makers

  • Lesley Pyke Glass Engraving
  • There's more to Morpheus Glass than meets the eye!
  • Julie Anne Denton Glass "Why do I make? Because I must!"
  • Facets of Avalon: Rachel Reilly talks about her love of copper
  • Mary Rich: "If people see the pots, they know what I do"

Makers Gallery

  • The Contemporary Glass Society New Graduate Review Gallery
  • Glass Makers Gallery: all hand crafted by skilled designer makers
  • Featuring Award winning work, the Enamellers Makers Gallery
  • Presenting seven pages of stunning craft and design for a creative start to the New Year!

Galleries & Exhibitions

  • Made in the Middle: Contemporary Craft from across the Midlands
  • handiCRAFT: Traditional Skills in the Digital Age "Currently the terms 'handicraft' and handmade' are used with inflationary frequency in advertising and lifestyle media"
  • Silver: Light and Shade at The Holburne Museum
  • Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery showcases New Tastes - Twelve New Graduates
  • Visit a Gallery near you and discover something different!


  • Pete Mosley, our Business Editor, shares his thoughts on Business Planning

Craft Guilds & Associations

  • Beautiful Glass Art -The Contemporary Glass Society
  • Emily Higham, winner of The Guild of Enamellers' Bursary Award 2017....
  • ...and some of those who were shortlisted

Craft Courses

  • Potclays invite you to 'Expand your horizons and learn something new'
  • Megan Collins and the Vannetta Seecharran School of Jewellery
  • Creative Courses & Workshops through to April, there's more on our website too!


  • Enjoy Glass? Be sure to visit The Glass Fair @ Knebworth
  • Source British - a new U.S. trade show exclusively for British brands
  • Further Afield... Trade Fairs in Germany
  • Wonderwool Wales, the wool and natural fibre extravaganza
  • Craft Fairs & Shows, a taste of things to come

Craft Supplies

  • Find out who supplies what in our Directory of Craft Supplies, Materials & Equipment

There's more...

  • Manchester Craft & Design Centre - the place to be for contemporary glass in the North West
  • Cockington Court, Centre of Excellence
  • And the Winners are... check out who's won our Awards at some of the top 2016 shows!
  • Amazing Art in a Matchbox! And the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery
  • Valentine Clays have acquired Art in Clay Hatfield, the contemporary ceramics festival!
  • Doug's Diary - it's a miracle he ever finds the time to write it, busy life that he leads!
  • Remembering Louise Salsbury

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    craft&design Online is here!

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    We're delighted to bring you the first issue of our brand new craft&design Online! We've included everyone's favourite sections from the the printed magazine - but with lots of lovely online extras!
    And it's all for free too - so sit back and enjoy!

    It's the last week of National Craft and Design Month!

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    There's so much to see and do - places to go, people to meet, creativity to share: craft fairs, shows, exhibitions, open studios, courses, workshops, demonstrations.... have a great time and a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend!

    Stitch at The Guild at 51

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    11 April – 4 June 2017 The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT Taking the ancient practice of stitch and interpreting it in the modern age, Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen members, from a variety of disciplines, will be showing new collections of work at their gallery / shop in the centre of Cheltenham.

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