‘Cornerstones’ of Northern Ireland craft sector merge

10 Oct 2017

Craft NI is now the sole representative body for artists, designers and makers.

Job Ladder – Barney Hare Duke

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27 Sep 2017

As he opens the fifth British Ceramics Biennial, Barney Hare Duke tells us about his career, which started in the pottery studio.

Boosting employment in craft

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14 Jun 2017

Cockpit Arts’ programme of support for apprenticeships in the craft sector is delivering tangible benefits among micro craft businesses, says Imogen Lawry.

Making a difference

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10 Mar 2016

In Birmingham, craft projects are not only helping young people learn new skills but giving their self-confidence and resilience a boost. Deirdre Buckley explains how.

A future for craft

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24 Nov 2014

The number of students choosing craft-related subjects is dwindling, research has revealed. Annie Warburton describes the action The Crafts Council is taking to reverse this trend.

New call for craft and enterprise in the curriculum

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11 Nov 2014

A manifesto for craft education aims to raise the profile of craft-based subjects in schools, where participation has declined by a quarter in five years.

My Gurus

17 Apr 2014

Director of Craftspace Deirdre Figueiredo names those who have inspired her throughout her career.

Craft apprenticeships get Government backing

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07 Mar 2014

A new government-backed craft apprenticeship initiative could help reverse falling participation in craft-related design and technology.

A craft community

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08 Jul 2013

Emma Daker describes a jewellery-making project which has successfully integrated some migrant and refugee women into the community.

A tale of two halves

30 Apr 2012

Annabelle Campbell and Andy Horn share their experiences of the partnership between the Crafts Council and Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

An able board

03 May 2011

A diverse board can be of great benefit to an organisation. Charlotte Jones highlights the importance of having board members from different backgrounds

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