Open for business: 1st July

We’re delighted to announce that The Hole & Corner Shop, Bruton, will re-open its doors on Wednesday 1st July. Going forward, we will be open every Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Now spanning two floors, the space is a platform for products and furniture made by skilled craftsmen from across the United Kingdom.

Stephen Bass reveals his secret spot…

Stephen Bass, co-founder of Moshi Moshi Records and Hole & Corner contributing editor (responsible for the musical programme at last year's Port Eliot Festival Makers’ Tent and for elements of Piano Craft), reveals his secret spot…

Jodie Ruffle

In the second of our Makers in Lockdown series, embroidery artist Jodie Ruffle gives an insight into her world juggling teaching and the importance of making time for her own practice with an embroidery club that has taken on a life of its own.

Lily Pearmain

Ceramicist Lily Pearmain continues our Makers in Lockdown series as she contemplates a summer without craft fairs and takes a moment to celebrate the ritual of a good cup of tea.

Hosai Matsubayashi

It takes a singular vision and a certain drive to draw on Kyoto’s vast heritage of traditional crafts to form a lifestyle brand and concept with a chic, contemporary territory.

Lawrence Neal

It takes Lawrence Neal a good few days – and a lifetime of experience –to make the traditional rush-seated chair designed by Ernest Gimson in the1890s.

This Must be the Place

Maureen Doherty of clothing brand Egg sits down with Jonathan Tuckey, designer of her award-winning shop-cum-home in a converted London dairy to talk about the subtleties of nesting

How Craft Became Mainstream

In its new report, The Market for Craft – the third in a series reports which began in 2006 – the Crafts Council asserts that craft has become mainstream and has undergone a radical transformation

Back To The Egg

Father-and-son team Peter and Andy Holden have neatly dovetailed their two careers in a fascinating study of the art of nests – and what it says about our own homes and relationships...

Iron Man

American artist and iron forger Tom Joyce has melted, smelted and hammered a reputation for dismantling the barriers between art and science.

Something in The Water

Not content with being one of the few artists using fish leather as the prime raw material in her work, Kari Furre is also one of the pioneers of wild swimming in the UK

In The Modern Style

When two architecture journalists set up The Modern House estate agency, the fact that they had no practical experience proved to be their USP. Their secret?

Flowered Up

Floral alchemist Shane Connolly may have worked on one of the most televised weddings of the 21st century, but he’s never compromised on his mantra of ‘seasonal, British, local, thoughtful, sustainable’… and understanding the language of flowers...

The Flowers of Romance

French artist Cécile Daladier combines her love of flora and ceramics to create delicate vases from her retreat in Southern France. ‘It is key to create, observe, listen… and mostly do,’ she says...

Dancing on the Edge

How did an unschooled outlier from choreography’s avant-garde become the darling of the YouTube generation? For Ryan Heffington it’s simple: he makes you want to dance your heart out...

Irish craft road trip

Hole & Corner goes on the road to discover some of the finest makers in Ireland to discover a refreshing approach where balance is paramount and craft is a narrative informing everything they do…

Harvest Moon

Fern Verrow has become a byword for biodynamic farming, forming a relationship with high-profile clients including Nigel Slater and Skye Gyngell that is built on ‘loyalty, honesty, constant communication and, at times, really hard work’

The Prom Queen

Fed up with hearing how classical music should be more diverse and accessible, composer Hannah Kendall decided to take things into her own hands.

Love Objects

The crafted objets d’art gathered over the following pages have been found, bought or passed down over the years – but all have been taken into the homes of some of our favourite creative people to be cherished

My English Rows

The lavender fields of Foxbury Farm are a fragrant landmark for anyone travelling south through the Kentish Weald – the culmination of 20 years’ work from journalist-turned farmer Jod Mitchell...

My Aim is True

BDDW’s Tyler Hays gave up on selling polymers and plastics to designers to make things out of wood for a ‘crazy ass client list’ of rock stars, celebrities and presidents, with archery evenings that have been compared to Warhol’s Factory.

Three Miles per Hour

Even in a busy city, the canal is a place to discover, to slow down and dream. Hole & Corner set off at a steady 3mph along a stretch of the 2,000 miles of waterways cared for by the Canal & River Trust, taking in the people, the history and the changing landscape...

Lost and Found

Simon Gaiger uses the odd bits of metal and wood offered up by the hedges surrounding his Welsh home for his sculptural work: his tinker’s ethic born of an eclectic childhood lived around the world, from Uganda to the Falklands...

She Sells Sanctuary

You know your tea. But a day spent with Henrietta Lovell – aka the Rare Tea Lady– is enough to prove you’ve been doing it all wrong. As she advises Noma on the perfect accompaniment to their award-winning menu, we join her to discover that reading the leaves is all about how tea makes you feel. Prepare for a stirring experience...

A Spoon Gathering

In the summer of 2016 a rare afternoon spent with some of the UK’s best spoon carvers, in ancient barn-cum gallery space, provided an opportunity for experts and novices alike to commune with nature in a way that offers a ‘kind of therapy’ that’s more than relevant for our current times...

The Motorcycle Diaries

Geoffrey Kent, the award-winning founder and CEO of travel company Abercrombie & Kent, recalls the career-defining 2,500-mile motorcycle trip across the length of Africa that he embarked on at the age of 16...

The Smell of Light

Artist and scent archivist Sissel Tolaas and Omer Arbel, founder of the Canadian lighting, design and manufacturing brand Bocci, meet in Tolaas’s ReSearch laboratory in Berlin – where she houses her collection of over 7,000 individual odours – to discuss how their careers are devoted to approaching the senses in new and unusual ways.

With a Hey Nonny – no?

The traditional, intricate instruments that Claire Dugué painstakingly makes by hand may be the butt of folk music jokes, but she asserts, ‘We really are living in the golden age of the hurdy-gurdy!’

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