Textil/Juvel: Contemporary Craft from West Sweden

Textil/Juvel: Contemporary Craft from West Sweden

September 2015 – March 2016

Join us for a stunning and thought provoking exhibition of contemporary jewellery and textiles from seven leading makers. The exhibition demonstrates how artists are taking their rich craft heritage to forge new ways of working, using natural materials- seeds, wood, appropriated machine made objects and finely crafted metal and textiles. Textil/Juvel is a snapshot of a dynamic craft movement in Sweden, concerned with the natural world and our impact on it. Read More →

The Forest of Possibility

Claire Brewster

January – August 2015

Come and explore the fragile beauty of paper landscapes

Our ancient forests are a source of inspiration for artists: fragile paper is transformed into beguiling paper cuts, sculptures and animation to explore our experience of the forest and its inhabitants.
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Slow down with our new touring craft exhibition

Chris Keenan Celadon beakers Photo: Michael Harvey

Come and be inspired by six of the UK’s leading craft makers, whose message is that the traditional processes which lie behind their art can’t be hurried. Make it Slow is a stunning exhibition of contemporary crafts which is about to take a leisurely journey across a network of small venues in North Yorkshire, East Riding and East Lancashire. It opens at Woodend in Scarborough on Friday 15 November 2013 … Read More →

Great Northern Graduates – the Curator’s Cut

Great Northern Graduates with Grace Whowell

Make it Slow curator, Grace Whowell, has been working with the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair to select work for the Graduates section of this prestigious event.   Grace selected fourteen of the UK’s top creative graduates to exhibit their degree show collections at the event, which took place in Manchester on 10-13 October. For many of the graduates this represented their first commercial opportunity since graduating this summer. The … Read More →

Make it Slow

Make it Slow

November 2013 – October 2014

Would you like to take a moment away from our fast-forward world to explore the art of slow?

Come and be inspired by the work of six of the UK’s leading craft makers, revealing that the process of creating stunning art can’t be hurried. Every artwork embraces the intrinsic values of the Slow Movement including intricate techniques, sustainable materials and a connection with traditional skills. Read More →

Get your creative juices flowing in Scarborough

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Crafty and creative types will have the chance to create their own piece of braided jewellery in a Scarborough workshop led by world-class embroidery designer Aimee Betts.   The workshop takes place at Woodend in Scarborough on Saturday 23 November between 10.30am – 1:30pm. Using cording, braiding, knotting and linking techniques inspired by Aimee’s work, you will take away at least one braided necklace, bracelet or keyring from the session … Read More →

Meet Make it Slow artists Lizzie Farey and Misun Won

Curated by Grace Whowell November 2013 - October 2014

Our friends at Craft Scotland have produced two illuminating short videos about Make it Slow artists Lizzie Farey and Misun Won. Lizzie Farey is a basket-maker and fibre artist. In this film Craft Scotland visit Lizzie’s studio in Kirkcudbright as well as her nearby willow field. Lizzie talks compellingly about her work, processes, and the connection between craft, nature, and meaning. Edinburgh-based jeweller Misun Won talks to Craft Scotland about … Read More →