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Grayson Perry The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman

‘This is a memorial to all the anonymous craftsmen that over the centuries have fashioned the manmade wonders of the world…The craftsman’s anonymity I find especially resonant in an age of the celebrity artist.’ It’s not often I look forward to a big London show by a turner prize winning artist but there is a […]

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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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