Category Archives: Crafts
Over the three decades since graduating, Paul Young has been developing his own distinctive style, fuelled by English and European folkloric traditions. Simultaneously, he has built up an impressive collecton of ceramics spanning 4,000 years. “Eating everything and spitting out the pips” is how he describes his journey of discovery.
Bryony Burn’s distinctive ceramics are available in a wide selection of sizes, shapes and colourways.
A unique collection can be created as all pieces complement each other and also make an individual impact.
Venetian glass has been admired for its beauty and superb craftsmanship for more than thousand years.Murano glass is a famous product of the Venetian island of Murano. Located off the shore of Venice, Italy, Murano has been a commercial port as far back as the 7th century.
Learning how to make soap for most of us is an adventure. Whether you choose to make soap for your own personal use or for gift giving, you will no doubt be hooked after your first bath. Later you will discover all pleasure of playing with shapes using different moulds, colours and scents.
In pre-industrialized western societies the average individual owned less that 100 objects throughout their lifetime. A lifetime with only 100 discreet objects is a life in which each object is likely practical, beautiful, particular, inherited, and well made. These objects are undoubtedly precious to their owners; each possessing a tremendous emotional depository of memories. Bocci is a contemporary design and manufacturing house based in Vancouver, Canada, with a satellite company based in Berlin, Germany.
Janine Drayson is a freelance artist and illustrator living on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. She specialises in watercolour and collage and uses a wide variety of recycled materials.
As well as her original pieces and limited edition prints, which are available for purchase onllne, she is also available for private commissions and her work has been widely published.
With a reputation for fine quality, leading design and a simple elegance Dartington Crystal will always be cherished and appreciated and is sure to make the perfect choice for any occasion.
What are you using as a bookmark? A simple ribbon or piece of string? An old concert ticket? A wrinkled paper with someones phone number? I remember my father used to put in the book just a small, ripped off piece of newspapers. Well, I hope you are more creative person, who, like I do, think that is much more in this small object called the bookmark. And there is a quite a history of it….
The jewelry by Tinctory is beyond beautiful, such delicate textures and exquisite colors. Watching her creations you can feel (taste and smell) the nature. And it changes how the nature changes – through the colours and shapes.
Tinctory is a word that may not exist but if it did it would mean a place where things are dyed. Tinctor means ‘dyer’ in Latin.