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Howies Design Week Comp

I like competitions although I don’t win many. Done well they create a sense of excitement and of being part of something. TV luvvies…

Off the grid

There’s an excellent article in American Craft Magazine about the rise of DIY design and craft but one aspect of the article is bugging…

Mafioso

I’m off to the Manchester Craft Mafia do in er, Manchester (Craft and Design Centre) tonight so hope to see one or two of…

Feasting and fixing

*Love* this breakfast brooch from Pippin. A good antidote to summer salads. The site is filling up – there’s a feast of ‘stuff’ –…

Curating

Vicky has started a “best of” Folksy blog showcasing what she likes on the site. I love this kind of curation, taking things and…

The Weekender

Well, Lovebox was fun. It’s fair to say that the vibe wasn’t really well suited to ‘making’ and was definitely more ‘taking’ [drink, music,…

Tickety

Oh, and we have a free weekend ticket [£65] to give away to a Folksy registered user who has listed items for sale. First…

London, Lovebox and Light Rain

via slushpup It’s festival season and we’re running workshops / ‘makes’ in a big tent at Lovebox this weekend in Victoria Park, London. Apparently…

Week 1

So, we found hay. Malcolm is not needed. In fact we came up with an inspired solution – instead of getting the farm to…

Meet our Makers

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Meet the Maker – Fused Glass artist Sally Banks from Granary Glass

As a child, fused glass artist Sally Banks from Granary Glass was spellbound by the colours cast on the floor as sunlight streamed through stained glass windows. Years later, she is still just as captivated by the quality and luminescence of glass. Ceramicist Kath Cooper interviews Sally to learn more about her craft, her inspirations and her fused glass techniques…

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Meet the Maker – Kath Cooper Ceramics

Kath Cooper has been working with clay for nearly 30 years and over that time her miniature clay houses and little birds have worked their way into many a heart. Helen from Paper Bea Company interviews Kath to discover more about her ceramics, her inspiration and her scraffito technique