Archive | philosophy

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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inspiration

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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seeds of freedom

Most of my blog posts are about traditional woodworking and traditional crafts but I am also passionately interested in traditional agriculture globally and locally. Perhaps surprisingly  only 30% of the worlds food is produced by the industrialised farming methods we are so familiar with in the developed West, this system is designed to work with large […]

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