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John Hayes on support for heritage crafts.

p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Times; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } For those that were not at the HCA skills forum at Chelsea College last Wednesday, or for those that were and would like a transcript, this is John Hayes speech. We felt it was enormously positive, at last […]

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Invite to important free craft skills event

The Heritage Crafts Association have been working with Government to highlight some of the issues facing craftspeople in the UK. The Skills minister John Hayes and his officials have been very receptive. HCA have now organised a craft skills forum where craftspeople of all different disciplines can come together to discuss issues facing the sector […]

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Lake District

A none wood, non craft post. This is more about me trying to balance life out a bit as an antidote to too much time recently at the computer. Friday night my friend Chris and I drove up to the Lake District fish and chip dinner in Windermere then set off up the hill in […]

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made in London

This is a project by film maker turned photographer Tim Clements, the photos are copyright but Tim is a fan of HCA and has kindly let us share them with you.  This is Tim’s explanation of the project “I am making a series of 50 photographs celebrating independent Trades and Crafts People who make a […]

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Standard Quay Faversham

Great article yesterday by Jon Henley in the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/10/standard-guay-thames-barges Of a winter’s morning, the attractions of Standard Quay are not immediately apparent. A chill north-easterly wind slices in across the marshes from the Swale and, beyond, the open sea. The tide is out, and Faversham Creek is mostly mud. The tarred and weatherboarded sheds […]

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