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May/June 2008

Craftsman craft&design Magazine issue 197, May/June 2008 Brett Payne: innovative design and craftsmanship Christine Witham´┐Żs award winning jewellery Distinctive jewellery by Daniela Dobesova Handmarking silver using traditional hand punch Fantasy figures by ceramicist Joan Bideau The inspirational architecture of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Contemporary textiles by Liz Clay


Regular Pages

  • What was the crucial ‘Tipping Point’ for Liz Clay and her Contemporary Textiles business?
  • Sarah Donegan’s stylish handbags ‘Reclaim, Recycle and Reuse’ vintage textiles
  • What’s Hot - eye catching contemporary craft
  • A visit to The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art
  • In conversation with Rosy Greenlees, Director of the Crafts Council, ‘The Face of Craft’
  • There’s lots going on in Liverpool, the European Capital of Culture 2008
  • Adam Nash, Master Thatcher, is Craft & Design Heritage at work
  • Poppy Porter’s Diary of a Craftworker
  • Books to inspire and inform
  • Subscriber Pages and special offers
  • The Last Word from Barbara Robertson, Landmark Arts Centre


  • Makers Gallery - superb craftsmanship from UK jewellers and craftmakers
  • Coming Up soon at a Gallery near you
  • It’s May so it must be ARTSPACE!
  • Diary of Gallery Exhibitions - discover something special this Spring
  • Looking Back - Collect at the V&A 2008


  • Reporting on our visit to the Jersey Textile Showcase 2008
  • Who won what at bctf 2008
  • A preview of the talented designer makers exhibiting at Fawley Court in May
  • Show Case; with a new look for The Festival of Living Crafts, plus Woolfest and Make it
  • A taste of things to come at Art in Action 2008
  • Where&When - your Guide to UK Craft Fairs, meet the makers and buy direct
  • Open Studios and Art Trails - lots to see and do at an event near you

Makers Feature

  • Brett Payne, Silversmith: contemporary design and innovative craftsmanship
  • The fantasy figures of ceramicist Joan Bideau


  • The latest product news from Craft Creations and Woodworks Craft Supplies


  • What’s happening at West Dean College and The School of Jewellery in Birmingham
  • The story behind Colin the Cockerel!

Jewellery & Silversmithing

  • Sally Ratcliffe celebrates 20 years as a successful jewellery designer maker
  • Christine Witham’s award winning fine lace and beaded jewellery
  • Jewellery makers Nicola Hurst and Daniela Dobesova, plus books, supplies, events and courses for Jewellers
  • We ask Gordon Hamme : Can a Craftsman earn a living in the modern world?
  • British Silver Week launches nationwide in June

The craft&design Business

  • Meet a Mentor: Gay Caul talks with Angie & Paul Boyer about Starting a New Business
  • Getting Your Work Noticed- How to write and present Press Releases effectively
  • Tips from Dave Ward about Photography Jewellery, how to get the best results
  • Congratulations - Rachael Chambers is East Midlands Business Woman of the Year!

Guild, Groups & Organisations

  • A gilded past and a golden future for The Goldsmiths’ Company
  • News from the Sussex and Gloucestershire Guilds plus The Four Elements
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