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handmade philosophy

Each year around this time we get a load of stuff shared on facebook suggesting we buy local, craftsman made etc. All worthy enough but this year I really liked this one. The sad thing is that it is being widely shared without any credit to either the person that penned the words or whoever […]

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The Little Book of Craftivism

This delightful little book was published last week. For those that don’t know craftivism is a mixture of craft and activism. Craftivists get together and do stuff to raise awareness about issues and attempt to change the world for the better. The link between craft and campaigning for a better world is long perhaps Gandhi […]

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Craving the analog

Craving the analog We live in an increasingly digitised age, we are all connected and seemingly the more connected we are the more successful we appear. This change has happened incredibly quickly, far faster than the change from rural to urban living during the industrial revolution. Whilst digital connectivity has many advantages it can also […]

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goodbye to artwank?

Let’s start with a definition for those that don’t know. From the urban dictionary Artwank is; “Any visual or audio media which is made impenetrable on purpose, simply to gain critical acclaim from those who think that such impenetrability automatically implies hidden genius.Such work is almost always incredibly shallow and without thought, as can be gauged […]

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I love the web, it’s a great source of inspiration. At the moment I am interested in marketing and in particular how we can convey the very real messages of tangible, authentic, meaningful products through an ephemeral digital medium. Some folk are doing it really well and in an increasingly digital age there seems to […]

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Talks on craft at the V&A transcripts

Last September I was invited to speak on craft at the V&A for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship TrustThe transcripts have just been put up online as a PDF here Or if you would prefer to read as plain text without pictures I’ll copy my bit below. Art, Craft, and Design:Cross-overs and Boundariesin the 21st CenturyIntroductory […]

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