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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...

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

Behind the Wheel

Richard Batterham doesn’t do brash. Instead of worrying himself over ‘offensive’ designs that might sell, this reluctant, reclusive legend of pottery prefers to do things on his own terms, in his own way, the only way he knows how. ‘I like to make something you can hold,’ he explains...

Focus on Cornish makers: Michel François

There’s something in the air in Cornwall. It was the chance to journey through this ancient, inspiring scenery that prompted our road trip – to discover and celebrate its craftsmanship, from the famous Leach Pottery to today’s emerging talent.

The Angler's Rest

Shooting the breeze with the men behind Caught by the River...‘I’m trying to think what single thing connects our writers,’ says Robin Turner, one third of the collective that has produced the website Caught by the River since 2007.

Maria Sigma

Weaver Maria Sigma talks about working from home

For London Craft Week, weaver Maria Sigma moves her enormous loom from her home studio into The Home of Craftsmanship. While she demonstrates her work in a new environment, we caught up with Sigma about the delicate art of working from home…

Esna Su

When Turkish students were denied access to study in America in the aftermath of the Iraq War, Esna Su’s future plans were crushed. She was living in Antioch in southern Turkey, just 12 miles from the Syrian border, which was increasingly becoming home to refugees fleeing war and decided to move to London to improve her English instead.

Masters at work

Two experts of their craft, furniture designer Matthew Elton and his father, the sculptor, caster and patinist Andy Elton, sit down to discuss their shared love of material, making and the elemental…

Backyard Bill in Santa Fe

Shopping with soul: six collectors explain why they keep returning to IFAM Santa Fe – and why making a stand against homogenization is so important...  

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