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Taking a punt with rush weaver Felicity Irons

Felicity Irons is one of the last of the English rush weavers, keeping alive a craft that remains unchanged since Anglo Saxon times, using crops she harvests herself from a punt on the river Ouse. How did she learn this ancient art? ‘I taught myself from a book…’

A rare glimpse inside the HQ of porcelain masters Nymphenburg

At Nymphenburg’s Munich headquarters, the fine line between art and craft is blended in a way that only the stillest of hands can achieve, armed with 300 years of acquired skill in porcelain manufacture – but always with the attitude of an open and enquiring mind. ‘You always have to learn,’ says master craftsman Anton Hörl…

The New Craft Makers’ Manifesto

Is there such thing as a 'New Craft Movement'? If so, how do we nurture it and build upon it to ensure the skills required are developed – to take it to the next level for a new generation? Hole & Corner assembles a panel of experts to discuss the future of making…