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Why are traditional crafts not supported in the UK?

In the UK traditional crafts fall outside the remit of all government support agencies. We do not fit in the innovative artistic remit of the Crafts Council and English Heritage’s remit is buildings and monuments. This leaves traditional basketmakers, sievemakers, Sheffield folding knife makers, country potters, weavers and anyone else making traditional functional craftwork without […]

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wabi sabi

Very busy and behind with work at the moment but lots of interesting things which would be nice to share when I get time. Today I just wanted to share a few thoughts on wabi sabi. Ever since Bernard Leach went to Japan and wrote about Japanese aesthetics there has been great interest in the […]

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