Posts tagged ‘craft’

November 2, 2011

Exhibition – Power of Making

A V&A and Crafts Council exhibition
Crafts Council is supported by Arts Council England

6 September 2011–2 January 2012

The Porter Gallery
Room 48
Admission free

“The V&A and Crafts Council celebrate the role of making in our lives by presenting an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects, ranging from a life-size crochet bear to a ceramic eye patch, a fine metal flute to dry stone walling. Power of Making is a cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world to present a snapshot of making in our time.

The exhibition showcases works made using a diverse range of skills and explores how materials can be used in imaginative and spectacular ways, whether for medical innovation, entertainment, social networking or artistic endeavour.

Making is the most powerful way that we solve problems, express ideas and shape our world. What and how we make defines who we are, and communicates who we want to be.

For many people, making is critical for survival. For others, it is a chosen vocation: a way of thinking, inventing and innovating. And for some it is simply a delight to be able to shape a material and say ‘I made that’. The power of making is that it fulfills each of these human needs and desires.

Those whose craft and ingenuity reach the very highest levels can create amazing things. But making is something everyone can do. The knowledge of how to make – both everyday objects and highly-skilled creations – is one of humanity’s most precious resources.”




Via About the exhibition – Victoria and Albert Museum.

April 12, 2011

Centuries-Old Craft Can Evolve To Meet Today’s Product Design Needs

“Craft is proving to be an incredibly versatile area of human experience, enduring the increasing amount of digital interaction we conduct and evolving through nimble digital:analog crossovers.

And amid the recent clamour and excitement over what 3D printing will mean for the future of product design comes Stephen Burk’s ‘Man Made’  exhibition at The Studio Museum in Harlem, a stunning celebration of human craft, and an important touchstone for all those concerned with designing functional and beautiful products.

‘Man Made’ exhibition is inspired by Burks collaboration with Senegalese basket weavers based in New York and Dakar as well as projects with artisans in South Africa, Peru and India. Basket weaving technique will be applied in a number of different objects, from tables and lamps to chairs.” Read more …via Centuries-Old Craft Can Evolve To Meet Today’s Product Design Needs [Pics] – PSFK.



June 21, 2009

Host Open Studio Trail

Artists Open Studio Trail September 2009

FREE DIRECTORY? Send an A5 SAE to HOST c/o Radiant Works, Back Union St., Huddersfield HD1 6AL They’ll be sent out from the begining of July. Thank you.

Opening Party Fri 18th Sept 6-9pm at the Creative Arts Building, Uni. of Huddersfield. Everybody’s welcome.

Central & South Kirklees Studios Sat/Sun 19th/20th Sept 11am – 5pm,

North Kirklees Studios Sat/Sun 26th/27th Sept 11am – 5pm.

Studios are often personal and private spaces, each one unique and individual, directly reflecting the character and persona of the artist.

They are places of contemplation, design, inspiration, isolation, collaboration, creation, construction, spontaneity, frustration, de-construction, relief, exhilaration and relaxation.

Some will be chaotic, others havens of calm. Some spaces are heaving with a mixture of creative folk all working side by side, while other sites offer undiscovered pockets of individual innovation and expression.

During HOST artists from around the region offer you a snippet of their world. The trail invites you to experience the variety of work in a range of different atmospheres. Enjoy.