British Glass Biennale Finalists

From: Crafts Council

Finalists for the 2015 Biennale have been announced

Seventy-six artists have been selected for the British Glass Biennale from more than 200 applications. The list includes plenty of established makers such as Katherine Colman, Sally Fawkes and Richard Jackson, Angela Jarman, Max Jacquard and Emma Woofenden with a notable portion of student work appearing too. The Biennale, part of the International Festival of Glass, welcomes its first guest curator this year in the shape of Crafts Council trustee Matt Durran. The Biennale panel was made up of curator Janice Blackburn, writer Graham Fisher, collector Mark Holford, artist David Reekie and Jonathan Watkins of Ikon gallery.

‘The quality of submissions was remarkable and the jury had a really tough time creating the shortlist,’ said Elisabeth Johnson, directors of the International festival of Glass.

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Arts & Crafts show

Christmas in November Arts and Craft Show Planned

From: News Democrat Leader

If you are still one who loves to buy homemade gifts for Christmas, as well as getting into the Christmas spirit a month early, then the 14th annual “Christmas in November” Arts and Craft Show is the place to come.

The show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Russellville Parks and Recreation Building at 191 S. Winter Street.

Come shop from all the handmade crafts by local vendors. Admission is free and door prizes will be given.

Each year around this time, the Russellville Parks and Recreation building is temporarily transformed into a Santa’s workshop of sorts complete with arts and crafts of all kinds. The 14th annual “Christmas in November” Craft Show is a great place for shoppers to find unique gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

“It’s all handmade,” said Elaine Dixon, one of the organizers of the event.

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Festival of making

Make:Shift Conference & Festival of Making Nov 20-22

From: Crafts Council

Conference and festival of making from 20-22 November

Make:Shift will explore craft and innovation over the course of two days, with three keynote speakers, 50 presenters, 18 sessions, 1 film programme, 1 lunch and an estimated 600 cups of tea and coffee.

Sessions include: The Digital Traditional, Sonic Pattern of Textility and Code, Making for Medicine, Internet of Things and the Robotic Handmade and a look at six makers’ fascinating work over a croissant at Friday’s Maker Breakfast.

There are over 200 delegates and speakers confirmed so far with folk from;

CERN, Innovate UK, The Cultural Institute at Kings, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jaguar Land Rover, Heatherwick Studio, RSA, Science Museum, RoboFold, Institute of Making, V&A, FACT Liverpool, tutors and deans from Edinburgh College of Art, Central Saint Martins, Glasgow School of Art and Royal College of Art and press from Wired, FT and Blueprint.

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