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    A Crafts Council conference exploring how advances in materials, processes and technologies are driving innovation in craft practice and creating new opportunities for makers

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  • Exhibitions

    Crafting Narrative:: Storytelling through objects and making

    Exploring how makers and designers are using objects and making to tell stories, drawing on themes as diverse as history, culture, society and technology

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  • Exhibitions

    Hidden Agenda: Socially Conscious Craft

    Hidden Agenda presents works by makers and designers who use craft as a platform for social comment and provocation, exploring issues such as the environment, war, class and labour

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  • Exhibitions

    Bud to Bloom

    Bud to Bloom presents contemporary craft works inspired by the natural world and life-cycle of plants 

Crafts magazine Issue No. 249

Disobedient Objects

The V&A’s new exhibition looks at art and design created by grassroots social


Meekyoung Shin’s Cabinet of Curiosities

The Korean artist’s soap sculptures are on show at the National Centre for Craft and


Arts Council England funding news

The Crafts Council maintains NPO status and receives requested standstill in funding


How Cox set a new benchmark

Sebastian Cox joins forces with Benchmark to create a new collection

Magazine, Features

All Consuming

Cleo Mussi’s largest series to date is at Stroud’s Museum in the Park


Shelagh Wakely: A View from a Window

A retrospective of Wakely's work opens at Camden Arts Centre


Young Masters shortlist announced

The shortlist of the inaugural Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize has been announced


Jerwood Makers Open 2014

This year’s winning commissions are on show at London’s Jerwood Space until 31


Crafts Council appoints five new Trustees

New board members will join the board in July 2014


The beauty in imperfection

Sarah Brownlee previews a new show on Lisa Hammond and Jeff Shapiro in Oxford

Magazine, Features

Unwelcome Visitors

Bath's Holburne Museum experiences an infestation of Tessa Farmer’s fairies


The importance of place

The Executive Director of the Crafts Council, Rosy Greenlees, on how craft can create a sense of

Magazine, Features

Bernhard Schobinger’s Rings of Saturn

Retrospective of the avant-garde jeweller’s work is at Manchester Art Gallery until 19


Play and pessimism

Ceramic artist Richard Slee talks to Teleri Lloyd-Jones about his inspirations

Magazine, Features

June 2014 Policy Brief

This month we’re sharing some key messages about business and education support for the

Research and Policy

Jacqueline Mina: Gold

A film about jeweller Jacqueline Mina OBE and her use of traditional goldsmithing

Craft on Film

Why it’s important to be open

Amy Twigger Holroyd on collaborating and ‘unventing’ in the contemporary crafts

Magazine, Features