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Shop Talk: Jessica Catherine

In this week’s Shop Talk, we talk to self-taught ceramicist Jessica Catherine and discover how her shop has grown from a “curious experiment” into a successful business. We also learn…

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Exploring techniques: Art on the iPad

In the first of our new series artist Amy McCarthy explores different techniques for creating art and craft. First up she looks at the controversial technique of digital art, and discovers how artists are harnessing new technology to create art on their iPads.

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Meet the Maker: Jessica Catherine

Miniature versions of things are hard to resist: Lilliputian houses tempt us with their small chimneys while little owls seduce us with their teeny-tiny beaks. We talked to ceramicist Jessica Catherine about making in miniature and her kiln ‘Rhonda’…

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Shop Talk: Sarah Cryer

Bead enthusiast Sarah Cryer makes beautiful beadwork jewellery, but by her own admission she is slightly publicity-shy. We talked to her about the story behind her…

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Meet the Maker: Sarah Cryer

One of the first things that strikes you about Sarah Cryer’s work is the skill and patience involved in her pieces. Her jewellery can take hours to make - or…

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Shop Talk: Emma Higgins

Emma Higgins has learned a lot about selling online since she first started her Folksy shop three years ago. We talked to Emma to find out her product photography tips and which channels she uses to promote her work…

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Meet the Maker: Beledien

New Zealander Melanie Commins from Beledien Handmade might be a long way from home, but when she moved to the little market town of…

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Meet the Maker: Jessica Catherine

Miniature versions of things are hard to resist: Lilliputian houses tempt us with their small chimneys while little owls seduce us with their teeny-tiny beaks. We talked to ceramicist Jessica Catherine about making in miniature and her kiln ‘Rhonda’…

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Meet the Maker: Sarah Cryer

One of the first things that strikes you about Sarah Cryer’s work is the skill and patience involved in her pieces. Her jewellery can take hours to make - or…