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Becoming part of the web

One of the things we always bat on about is how we [and our work clients] should be embedded into the web and not…

Gestation

via exfordy Gestation periods are usually predictable. Hamsters take around 16 days. They’re quick. The MySociety chaps knock out stuff at a ferocious pace….

Shows

Kindly invited to judge the MMU Degree show awards today. Lots of talent. Tiffany won our vote and our purchase prize. Well done Tiffany!…

Small objects

Stumbled across this “small manufacturing arm”. I like the idea of small manufacturing arms, they seem analogous to the notion of microformats in that…

‘Tis the season

The Guardian had a great supplement yesterday that took some of the best “makes” from some of the best craft books edited into their…

The Family

The Manchester Craft Mafia are being christened on the 2nd Sept. We’re hoping to make it. Well done to Sally et al for creating…

Testing times

We’re doing the last stages of alpha testing the site, getting rid of bugs and glitches, with a view to beta testing with crafters…

Innocent

The fête was fab. We had over 250 people come and make things in the Folksy tent and the faces on the children and…

dot com

We were down for a while. No-one seemed to notice which bodes well for future down time. The reason was to try and cloak…

Meet our Makers

Granary Glass, fused glass, kiln formed glass, fused glass, fused glass art, fused glass artist, Sally Banks,

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…