Crafts Council Annual Report 2014/15 - page 12

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Crafts Council
Design Days
Dubai 2015
From a life-size crocheted lioness
sculpture to glass chandeliers
reminiscent of swans’plumage,
the Crafts Council showcased
the work of eight UK-based
contemporary makers at the
Middle East’s principal design
fair, Design Days Dubai,from
16-20 March 2015. For the makers
this was a great opportunity
to take their work to a new
audience,with strong sales and
commissions to follow and,for
the Crafts Council,highlighting
British skill and talent in a
newmarket.
Highlights in
2014/15
Space Craft:architecture
meets making
1 May – 1 June at the PlatformGallery
at Habitat’s King’s Road store.
Crafting Narrative:Storytelling
Through Objects and Making
Launched to coincidewith the London
Design Festival,10 September –
19 October at Pitzhanger Manor
Gallery,Ealing before a national tour.
Crafts magazine
Published by the Crafts Council for
over 40 years,the highlight of its year
was the celebratory 250th edition –
with a cover bymetal artist JunkoMori
– where it asked some of the leading
figures in the sector to nominate their
Fifty Moments that Changed Craft.
Top:Simone Brewster
with her work
Tropical Noire at
Design Days Dubai
2015.
Above:Visitors to
Design Days Dubai
2015 pose for a
photo with Shauna
Richardson’s
Crochetdermy®
Lioness.
Opposite,left:
Guardian,Claire
Curneen,2011[Crafts
Council Collection,
2015.1].
Opposite,right:Mugs
and Bottles,Simon
Hasan,2010 [Crafts
Council Collection,
HC1058-63].
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