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Issue 214

March/April 2011

craft&design Magazine issue 214, March/April 2011 See Angela Pointon�s ceramics at BCTF, Harrogate, 3-5 April Coloured polymer clay bangles by Carol Blackburn Life size metal dog sculptures by Duncan Thurlby �Gathering Vessel� by Sarah Denny, Galvanize Sheffield Spider made from recycled drinks cans by Val Hunt �Natter Natter Chat Chat�, by Avril Douglas, the University of Cumbria

Unique to craft&design;

  • A celebration of the best in British Craftsmanship - the craft&design; Selected Award Winners Exhibition at Ferrers Gallery
  • Craft and Design Month May 2011 is gathering momementum, the enthusiasm for this national initiative is almost infectious!
  • A �must� for everyone to see - The Craft and Design Month Launch Exhibition at The Gallery at London Glassblowing

Front Cover Feature

  • Duncan Thurlby�s amazing metal sculptures

Makers Features

  • Artist Takumasa Ono �embodies William Morris� faith in the bond between art and craft.�
  • Carol Blackburn cleverly combines colour and creativity in her jewellery designs
  • We talk with Monica Weber-Butler about her Eclectic School of Jewellery & Design
  • We�re delighted to welcome enameller, Janine Partington, as our 2011 Diary writer

Makers Features

  • A colourful Gallery of work by Makers who use Polymer or Metal Clay
  • Makers Gallery: a showcase of creativity and craftsmanship
  • Textiles, Jewellery & Ceramics, all Coming Up at a Gallery soon
  • And there�s Glass to enjoy too!
  • Our comprehensive listing of Galleries, Exhibitions & Events nationwide

Courses & Workshops

  • Getting fired up at the ever popular Alternative Raku Workshops
  • Courses and Workshops: learning a skill in an inspiring environment
  • The craft&design; 2011 Directory of Courses & Workshops - there really is something for everyone here!

Students & Graduates

  • Original designs by Katie Heeks, successful young meteor at Lustre 2010
  • What do Cumbria, Canberra and Turku in Finland all have in common - why, it�s NETS of course!

Business

  • What happens to your business when you want to retire? We meet three sets of people who are finding their own answers.
  • 2011 - a time for Changes and Opportunities

Events

  • Galvanize Sheffield: a month long festival for contemporary metalwork
  • News of a brand new Art, Craft & Design Show. Plus SE21, The Glass & Ceramics Fair
  • Showcasing the Contemporary Textiles Fair, Craft Carnival, Wonderwool Wales & h+h Cologne
  • Where&When;: Craft Fairs and Events

Show Previews

  • Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair, discover exquisite work and meet the makers
  • Exclusive to craft&design; magazine! Your 13 page Preview of BCTF, Britain�s premier Trade Fair for professional designer-makers

There�s more...

  • �Craft for me is the future of luxury� Professor Bruce Montgomery�s thoughts on how craft and luxury will converge
  • News from ArtsMatrix and Metal Clay Ltd
  • Face of Crafts: interview with Margeret Bunn, organiser of BCTF and Design Edge
  • Have you ever wondered �How to Make a Craft Town�? Lots of people do!
  • Our selection of Books that have all been published by the artists themselves
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