Crafts Council UK
03/25/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
You've got the bright ideas and you've got the talent...but what's really going to kick your creative business or project off the ground or up a notch is the right funding. Be it private, public, crowdfunded or otherwise we'll show you how to achieve this.

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Crafts Council UK
03/24/2017 at 18:49. Facebook
Poppies in Hull, the pottery throw down winner and rainbow scarves in parliament - this week's craft news: [ Link ]

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 24 March 2017 - Crafts Council
Crafts Council UK
03/24/2017 at 15:45. Facebook
Our Directory Maker of the Week is ceramicist Emily-Kriste Wilcox who is exhibiting in Ten Years On: Showing Off at Porthminster Gallery, St Ives until 6 May.

Emily-Kriste tells us what got her into making, her inspirations and her favourite part of the making process.

"I was introduced to the coiling technique through my school years, and was taken in immediately by its versatility; the...
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Emily-Kriste Wilcox | Ceramicist - Crafts Council
Crafts Council UK
03/23/2017 at 19:48. Facebook
Hands up, who's watching the final of The Great Pottery Throw Down tonight?

If you've been inspired by the show, then maybe its time to unleash your inner potter at free #heyclay workshops across the UK on 7-9 April.

“Hey Clay! is a fantastic opportunity to roll up your sleeves and have fun with clay- the most responsive of materials. Go on, feel the pleasure of soft clay between your...
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Crafts Council UK
03/23/2017 at 15:53. Facebook
If you are in or near #Wolverhampton, don't miss our playful and fun exhibition #ACuriousTurn [ Link ]
Crafts Council UK
03/23/2017 at 10:37. Facebook
Today's #Hothouse2017 #OneToWatch is Verity Howard Ceramics.

Verity Howard uses clay to create contemplative ceramic artworks which respond to themes linked to people’s lives. In her work clay becomes a medium for drawing and monoprinting.

"When I start a new project I always do lots of timed, blind and continuous line drawings in order to discover what is most important to me about an...
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Verity Howard | Ceramic Artist | One to Watch: - Crafts Council
Crafts Council UK
03/22/2017 at 17:34. Facebook
Roll up your sleeves and unleash your inner potter at free #HeyClay workshops, taking place from 7-9 April across the UK.

Hey Clay!

Crafts Council UK
03/22/2017 at 16:35. Facebook
"My business planning for a major national charity uses the same principles as for a designer maker; completing a business case for funding for a multi-million pound IT project has all of the same headings as an application for a business loan. We have worked twice now with Creative Industries Finance to secure funding, and the experience has been extremely positive, way beyond achieving the...
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Crafts Council UK
03/22/2017 at 12:34. Facebook
Rachel Butlin - Contemporary Designer Maker is today's #Hothouse2017 #OneToWatch. Rachel seeks to challenge the concepts of contemporary interactive and wearable jewellery, producing a range of high end mixed material wearable objects. Intrigued by Japanese culture and tradition, the art of placement and cultural colour palettes remain central in her designs.

'Carefully considering material...
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Rachel Butlin | Jeweller | One to Watch - Crafts Council
Secure that all important loan, grant or bid for your creative business or project. Hear from our experienced speakers as to what made them succeed with theirs and how this can help you

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Photo Credit: Nostalgia, Osamu Kojima. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

Raising finance for your creative business or project
Put your work in front of our extensive audience of curators, stylists, media, interior designers, gallerists and more! Apply now! [ Link ]

Image credit: Caron Penney, John Moore Jewellery, Edmond Byrne, Will Elworthy, Angie Parker Textiles, Chris Barnes Pottery

Today's #Hothouse2017 #OneToWatch is furniture maker Juan Junca trained in traditional cabinet making techniques. He focuses in freestanding solid wood furniture, making his own designs as well as bespoke commissions.
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Juan Junca | Furniture | One to Watch - Crafts Council
For some #MondayMotivation on this dreary day take a look at Craft Club's fun tutorials [ Link ]

Craft Club tutorials & project how to's
Craft Cannot Stand Still - Our Executive Director, Rosy Greenlees in The Huffington Post and in Crafts magazine

Craft Cannot Stand Still
Eva Fernandez-Martos is today's #Hothouse2017 #OneToWatch. Eva Fernandez is a maker with a background in mechanical engineering. Her work challenges the notions of preciousness and value, aiming to instil an appreciation of the ordinary and the man made by stimulating curiosity and challenging perceptions.

"I feel very strongly about politics and social matters and I channel my feelings and...
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Eva Fernandez-Martos | Designer Maker | One to Watch - Crafts Council
We talked to the 7th potter to leave #potterythrowdown. Read all about their journey here: [ Link ]

The Great Pottery Throw Down : The Seventh Potter Leaves - Crafts Council
Great opportunity for new makers - places for ceramicists +silversmiths on Yorkshire Artspace Starter Studio programme [ Link ]

Support & Opportunities → Yorkshire Artspace
Get creative with clay at a free #HeyClay pottery workshop from 7-9 April [ Link ] #getcreative

Hey Clay! Free Pottery Sessions - Crafts Council
Our Executive Director Rosy Greenlees on receiving her OBE and our new home for craft on Pentonville Road [ Link ]

Rosy Greenlees awarded OBE for her crafty career in Pentonville Road
An Essex Everywoman, sewing rehabilitation and patching up Pooh Bear - this week's craft news [ Link ]

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 17 March 2017 - Crafts Council