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On one of my many visits to South Africa, I was delighted to meet Dr Elbe Coetsee, renowned authority on South African craft and promoter of social entrepreneurship.
Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown exhibited at her first show in 2015, it was Ceramic Art York and she was still an apprentice.
Having grown up on a sawmill in Devon, it’s perhaps no surprise that after Rosie Brewer completed her degree she became a woodworker.
Ceramicist Elizabeth Renton remembers clearly being taken to a museum on a school trip and being told “you can tell how sophisticated a group of people are by the utensils and pottery they use.”
Of the many master craftspeople Craft Editions has met, Eamon Tobin’s creative journey from carpet fitter to award-winning basket maker seems almost accidental - even to him.
The town of Swellendam was declared a magisterial district in 1743 and subsequently became the furthermost outpost of Dutch civilisation during the 18th century.
It was against the backdrop of the gentle, clackety rhythm that is the sound of traditional wooden handlooms at work that Craft Editions met John Heena, Master Weaver and Tristan Donaghy of Studio Donegal, in summer 2016.
Craft Editions visited Juliet Ball at her Cloonmore Pottery studio, just outside Galway, in the Summer of 2016.