Q&A with Make it Slow artist Misun Won

Misun Won in her studio. Photo: Sejin Moon

Misun Won tells us about her inspirations and creative processes We love the work of Make it Slow artist Misun Won and have all been swooning over her beautiful and wearable handmade jewellery, some of which is for sale alongside the exhibition. Misun uses circles to develop complex, handmade pieces of jewellery in silver, based on the idea of Korean patchwork. Using a ‘patchwork’ of circles, she makes rhythmical structures … Read More →

Crafts Magazine reviews Make it Slow

Crafts Magazine review of Make it Slow

We are thrilled that Make it Slow has been reviewed in the internationally read and respected Crafts Magazine. You can read writer Helen Cobby’s full piece here. She highlights the: “stimulating juxtapositions of techniques, uncovering unusual relations between practices as well as a rich, vibrant variety of colours and textures. The integrity and diversity on show is a joyful achievement, as well as a challenge: how should we relate to contemporary craft and consumer culture?” … Read More →

Christmas is coming! (and Christmas closing reminder)

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Christmas is nearly here- we hope you’re taking it slowly and managing to take some time out from the hustle and bustle that Christmas often brings. If you still have some special gifts to find, we have individual pots by Chris Keenan and smaller scale works by Misun Won, all available to take away today. Woodend is open 9-5 until Wednesday this week, but on Thursday 19th December we will … Read More →

Meet the artist – Lizzie Farey

Lizzie Farey. Photo: Paul Harris

An interview with Lizzie Farey by Grace Whowell Curator Grace Whowell visited Make it Slow exhibitor Lizzie Farey in her studio in Kirkudbright in Dumfries and Galloway. Surrounded by willow and serenaded by seagulls, Grace asked her about her life and work as a willow artist.   You started off as a stained glass artist.  Willow is very different, organic and more intuitive perhaps, did you instinctively know it was … Read More →

Mud Sticks – a talk by ceramicist Chris Keenan

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Come and meet acclaimed ceramicist and Make it Slow exhibitor Chris Keenan at a lunchtime talk at Woodend, Scarborough on Friday 15 November. Chris will explain his decision to walk away from his life as an actor to explore the world of clay. From being the first apprentice to potter Edmund de Waal, to running his own London ceramics studio, Chris talks about the development of his work over the … Read More →

What is Slow?

Fenella Elms hands – photo David Parmiter

You might be wondering where the inspiration for Make it Slow came from – here’s a little background: “The Slow philosophy is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace. It’s about seeking to do everything at the right speed.” Carl Honoré’s book, In Praise of Slow. The Slow Movement is a cultural shift towards slowing down certain aspects of our lives so that we can reconnect with the simple, … Read More →