Scandinavian glass, Kenyan scrap metal creations and the UK's making history
Handmade on BBC Two tells the story of how the craft and manufacturing skills have shaped the UK’s towns and cities.
Cosmima opened at Clerkenwell Gallery and New Scandinavian Glass Vessel, both in London, and Knitting and Stitching Show opened in Harrogate
Crafts Council maker Bridget Harvey is currently the Fashioned from Nature resident at the V&A and is hosting an open studio on Saturday afternoon.
A round-up of London’s Christmas craft fairs and markets, plus check out Mushroom Works in Newcastle, the Christmas Show in Leeds Leeds and the Hepworth Wakefield Christmas Market
Our Crafts Council maker of the week is Diana Greenwood who is showing her jewellery as part of Dazzled at Oxo Tower until 6 January 2019.
What was said
"Is it economic heresy to suggest that sustainable businesses are as vital to a healthy economy as scalable businesses?" our Head of Research and Policy Julia Bennett blogs for the RSA.
What was made
Intricate eyewear made from scrap metal by Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru.
What to look forward to
The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize exhibition heads to the Old Library in Chester.