The Source - Ikuko Iwamoto
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of COLLECT we have asked COLLECT 2013 Contemporary Ceramics Centre exhibitor, Ikuko Iwamoto to explain in 10 images the source of her inspiration for life and work
The Source - Hormazd Narielwalla
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of COLLECT we have asked COLLECT 2013 Project Space exhibitor, Hormazd Narielwalla to explain in 10 images the source of his inspiration for life and work
Anthony Scala - COLLECT 2013
We caught up with COLLECT 2013 London Glassblowing exhibitor Anthony Scala to get an insight into his making process and preparation for the show.
Repair is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein
Paulo Goldstein's work is a celebration of repair, inspired by complexity, errors and its consequences. Goldstein developed a repair methodology that uses elements of broken systems to repair broken objects. His repaired objects reflect and question the environment that has created them.
Firing Up - Year 2 Evaluation
Firing Up is the Crafts Council's national programme highlighting clay and ceramics. Now entering its third year, the initiative has been development by the Crafts Council through a steering committee of representatives from NALN, NSEAD, University of the Arts (London), Clayground Collective and Ofsted.
Making is Connecting, David Gauntlett
In this filmed presentation, David answered questions that were crowd sourced through social media channels. He discussed making as a collaborative activity, and how it is enabled by digital communications technology.
The Craft of Surgery
Professor Roger Kneebone, Professor of Surgical Education, Imperial College London, PhD FRCS FRCSEd FRCGP and Joshua Byrne, Byrne & Burge, discuss the crossovers between surgery and tailoring.
You Blow Me Away - Louise Gardiner. COLLECT 2012
The Crafts Council asked film-maker Jessica Stevenson to make a short film on COLLECT 2012 Project Space artist Louise Gardiner making her ambitious five-piece embroidery installation -- You Blow my Mind.
Firing Up programme - outcomes of the first year of Firing Up
Interest in ceramics education is dwindling: the Crafts Councils response is a national clay programme to 'refire' kilns in schools and inspire learners.
© Tim Hyde Films/ Crafts Council
In its first year, we estimate that approximately 60 teachers and almost 2,000 pupils have directly benefited from the scheme, and would like to thank each and every individual from the HEIs, schools, and the makers, and those behind the scenes that have made this happen.
More info can be found here, http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/learn/programmes/firing-up/
This film, shown in the Crafts Council's touring exhibition, Breath Taking, demonstrates In the Same Breath, created by Kate Williams and played by Alan Tomlinson.
In the same breath, a hand-blown, lamp-worked glass trombone is created using breath, and in turn can be reactivated by breath as it is played. It serves as a metaphor for breathing; the breath becoming visible as condensation, the glass allowing the viewer to see this.
The film was devised and directed by Kate Williams.
Manchester Craft Rally - The Industry of Making
The Industry of Making held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday 8 December 2010, was the third Craft Rally. Around fifty makers attended, exploring ideas and experiences of bringing the significance of the handmade to impact and to develop industry, in many forms. The day was a mix of workshops, presentations, discussions, networking and socialising.
The Craft Club Mini Documentary
Craft Club is the national campaign for craft in schools and other cultural venues, run by the Crafts Council in partnership with the UK Handknitting Association (UKHKA) and the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI).
This short film serves as a 'mini-documentary' for Craft Club, as told by the schools, venues, volunteers, parents and -- of course -- the young people who are currently enjoying participation in a Club. Featuring Craft Club volunteers, staff and pupils from St Nicholas Primary School (Oxford), St Paul's C of E School (Brighton) and The Women's Library (London), the film demonstrated the benefits for all involved. © Tim Hyde Films/ Crafts Council, 2011.
Sing in Sand and Roar in Furnace Fire
Glassblowing is highly physical; involving the controlled, balletic, often repetitious and precise co-ordination of two people working together. In order to explore these characteristics, a choreographed work was commissioned to embody the physical involvement and communication inherent in glassblowing practice. The choreography has been generated as a response to a sound score, which is based on recordings of glassblowers at work. A duet between two dancers involves contact work to represent the essential elements of trust, cooperation and synchronicity.
Neil Wissink, 2011
SheldonCooney in the Studio
Elaine Sheldon and Dominic Cooney built their studio in a converted chapel in Staffordshire. They work collaboratively, as well as independently, on commissions, commercial and artistic projects. Film-maker Federico Urdaneta captures the events during a day in the studio. He explores the nature of their collaboration, their working practice and records the rhythm of them at work.
Find out more about the Craft Council's new touring exhibition, Breath Taking at http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/collection-and-exhibitions/exhibitions/touring-exhibitions/
Crafts Council Firing Up London Cluster Launch
Firing Up is a new national programme highlighting clay and ceramics. The initiative has been development by the Crafts Council through a steering committee of representatives from NALN, NSEAD, University of the Arts (London), Clayground Collective and Ofsted.
For more information please visit:
© Tim Hyde Films/ Crafts Council, 2010
Assemble 2010 - Daniel Miller
Listen to Daniel Miller's contribution to the The Consumer Trends Session at Assemble 2010, the Crafts Council's conference.
Daniel Miller is a world renowned author and Professor of Material Culture, University College London
Helen Beard describes her porcelain pots and the stories that inspire her illustrations. Origin 2007, Somerset House.