Patterned knives, arctic textile portraits and celebrating women getting the vote
The number of students taking arts GCSEs in England in 2018 plummeted by 51,000, taking the total fall in entries to almost 150,000 over the past five years.
Stitches, a play about how needlework can help prisoner reform, opened at Jermyn St Theatre. Writer Esther Freud is interviewed in the current Crafts mag
Michael Eden’s Form and Transform opened at Waddesdon Manor and Under an Equal Sky, an exhibition by Baldwin & Guggisberg opened at Canterbury Cathedral.
Inspired by the famed splatter ware made in the Italian town of Grottaglie - Jackson & Levine launched a new ceramics collection for Habitat
Crafts Council maker Penny Burdett has created some new ArtKnit cushions for the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, as they open Pop Art in Print.
What was made
Richly textured portraits of native Arctic residents and European explorers, constructed of leather, embroidery thread, wool, and glow-in-the-dark twine, by Preta Wolzak.
What was said
“There is beauty, a hint of brutality and sometimes a dash of poetic thinking in his pieces that separate them from the herd.” Crafts magazine on Leszek Sikon. Read the full article.
What to look forward to
Getting your hands on some ace craft at Cockpit Arts Open Studios in Holborn and Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey next weekend.
It’s not too late to join us on 10th June for PROCESSIONS, a mass artwork celebrating 100 years of women voting, in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.