Molten sugar sculptures, 4D printed ceramics and how textiles have revolutionised tech
The Haptic/Tacit collective are showing In Search of the Vernacular at Oriel Myrddin Gallery exploring vernacular architecture through contemporary craft.
Hong Kong researchers have created the world’s first 4D-printed ceramics, complex shapes that can change over time.
We spoke to Crafts Council maker Kirsty Adams about how National Trust’s Nostell Priory inspired her new range for them (btw we’re looking for another maker to work with the National Trust).
The The 32nd Marzee International Graduate Show opened in the Netherlands, showcasing the work of the most promising jewellery graduates from around the world.
The first-ever artist-in-residence at Wedgwood Hitomi Hosono is now showing at the new Japan House in London.
Our Crafts Council maker of the week is Katie Larmour Design who is taking part in Ireland's first ever Linen Biennale.
What was said
“Textiles are technology, more ancient than bronze and as contemporary as nanowires.” Virginia Postrel looks at how textiles have repeatedly revolutionised human technology for Aeon magazine.
What was made
Amezaiku lollipops. This centuries old sweet-making technique sculpts molten sugar syrup and is gaining a new lease of life due to a dedicated group of Tokyo craftsmen.
What to look forward to
The IN:SITE Festival of student creativity returns to Birmingham’s Cathedral Square from 3-7 September.
A ceramics masterclass at the V&A on Saturday 1 Sept with Carolien Smit and artist-in-residence Malene Hartmann Rasmussen.