Meet artist Lisa Slater

Lisa in studio

Lisa Slater works from a compact but charming studio in Hebden Bridge, deep in the Calder Valley.  Tucked away at the end of a corridor in the Northlight building, her workplace manages to be busily crammed with material and tools, whilst at the same time giving off a sense of calm and order – everything has its place.  There is little colour – Lisa mainly works in natural wood.  But … Read More →

We’re open in Settle

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Textil/ Juvel: Contemporary Craft from West Sweden is now open at The Folly in Settle. Showcasing the work of seven artists and makers from Gothenburg and around, the exhibition is a snapshot of ideas and processes in textiles and jewellery. Using materials as diverse as reindeer leather, melon seeds, electroplated twigs and readymade backpacks, the work seeks to explore areas of interest for the artists: the passing of time, our … 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →