Author Archive | Robin Wood

The Times article on rural crafts

This excellent article was published in the Times on SaturdayGardeners turning to the rural craftsmen to sweep away gloom by Valerie Elliott, Countryside Editor The worst recession in 60 years might have hit the City hard, but the world of traditional country crafts is enjoying something of a boom.Across Britain craftsmen who have been honing […]

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Closure of the Textile Conservation Centre

The Textile Conservation Centre was founded in 1975 by Karen Finch OBE and was based at Hampton Court Palace for nearly 25 years. It is of international importance having trained over half of the textile conservators working in the world today. In 1998 the Centre merged with the University of Southampton, one of the UK’s […]

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traditional pottery in the UK

I am a huge fan of traditional pottery and draw a lot of inspiration from potters, their work, their pots and in many cases their writing too. Pottery seems to have a connection with the earth and with it’s historical routes in a way that I like to think my work does but much of […]

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