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2014

  • Space Craft

    Released: 2 April 2014

    Space Craft: architecture meets making is a new touring exhibition developed by the Crafts Council and Habitat in partnership with Crafts Magazine that explores the relationship between architecture and making. The exhibition launches at the Platform...

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  • Legacy: Two works on hope and memory

    Released: 12 March 2014

    Legacy brings together two of the UK’s most significant makers for the first time – Julian Stair and Clare Twomey. Both work in ceramic and explore scale, materials and social context. In marking the passing of one hundred years since the start...

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  • Craft Trailblazer

    Released: 5 March 2014

    Chaired by Jason Holt, CEO of Holts Group, the Trailblazer comprises a group of 31 individual makers, craft businesses and associations including the Crafts Council. Announced in National Apprenticeship Week as part of the Government’s...

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  • Project Space at COLLECT 2014

    Released: 28 February 2014

    The Project Space presents a narrative on the future possibilities of craft as well as attracting opportunities for commissions and collaborations for the artists. For 2014, a group of makers selected by Simon Fraser MA RCA from Central St...

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  • Update from Rosy Greenlees

    Released: 28 February 2014

    A Classroom Culture Clash Judging from the figures released at the turn of the year by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the UK’s creative industries are in fine fettle. Worth more than £70bn last year, the sector accounts for just...

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  • Studying Craft Research launched

    Released: 26 February 2014

    The research examined all stages of formal education and training from Key Stage 4 to postgraduate study to look at provision and participation in craft courses for the last five academic years. Headlines include; • Participation in craft-related...

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  • UK’s creative industries

    Released: 10 February 2014

    The UK’s creative industry is generating £71.4 billion of value to the UK economy, or 5.2%, according to new figures that underline the importance of creative products and services to the UK economy. The official Gross Value Added (GVA) data...

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  • DISCOVER: Ellen Thomas

    Released: 31 January 2014

    Who, what and where inspires you?
    So many things, but one of my favourite places in the world is the V&A. I love to walk around and pick objects apart; I like to try to work out what they are made from and how they were made.

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  • DISCOVER: Katherine May

    Released: 31 January 2014

    Who, what and where inspires you? I’m inspired by mending traditions with aesthetic philosophies, such as Boro Boro textiles. Richard Sennett, who writes about the techniques of making things well applying to making human relationships. I look...

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  • DISCOVER: Heidi Harrington

    Released: 31 January 2014

    Who, what and where inspires you? My work is inspired by fleeting glimpses of beauty caught whilst walking, combined with an enjoyment of the traditional depictions of landscape and nature on ceramic objects. These thoughts underpin my making and...

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