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A short history of the Guild

A Short History of the Guild

A Short History of the Guild May 28, 2021 ORIGINS A Guild of Sussex Craftsmen existed between1931 and 1953.  Born of the depression years, interrupted by the war, it is interesting to read the list of crafts which were to be prioritised in 1946. It included: blacksmithing; wheelwrighting and cart building; brick making; saddlery; trug making

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Jessica Jordan

A moment in Time – Jessica Jordan Ceramics

A moment in Time – Jessica Jordan Ceramics April 15, 2021 My career as a ceramicist began when I was still in school. I had a wonderful tutor who was interested in clay – she was so passionate about it that I was drawn to the medium too. It was something about the clay and its flexibility, and the seemingly endless

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Why I do What I do - Andrew Hague

Why I do What I do – Andrew Hague

Why I do What I do – Andrew Hague April 15, 2021 I think it’s part of being human to want to make things. Often people who become professional designer/makers have had an influencing figure in their lives who made them aware of it as a possibility. For me it was my Grandad, although everyone else

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Sophie Cadogen

Creative Knitwear – Sophie Cadogan

Creative Knitwear – Sophie Cadogan April 15, 2021 Cadogan Cardigans – so named as I thought it was good alliteration especially as cardigans were exactly what I made when I initially started my knitwear business. That has now developed into the production of jumpers, tunics and lots of accessories such as mittens and scarves too. People ask

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Stephen Atkinson Jones

A Life with Mud – Stephen & Caroline Atkinson-Jones

A Life with Mud – Stephen & Caroline Atkinson-Jones April 15, 2021 I have been producing ceramics in my various workshops since I was 17…I’m still doing that – it’s a lifetime’s work and interest, although I have been involved in a great variety of other pursuits over the years. After working and training in business

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Sue Scullard - Wood Engraving

Sue Scullard – Wood Engraving

Sue Scullard – Wood Engraving March 8, 2021 Wood engraving must be one of the slowest ways of creating an image.  It can take up to 6 weeks to complete one, even something the size of a postcard, so it doesn’t lend itself to tight deadlines, but at least after all that work an edition of

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Jonathan Chiswell Jones

How did it start? – Jonathan Chiswell Jones

How did it start? – Jonathan Chiswell Jones February 15, 2021 Anyone who has ever picked up a piece of clay and rolled it between their fingers or hollowed it in the palm of their hand, is a maker. My introduction to the lure of clay was rather more extended.  On the banks of the Hoogli

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Jonathan Chiswell Jones

Potting for a living – Jonathan Chiswell Jones

How did it start? – Jonathan Chiswell Jones February 15, 2021 There is a remarkable, thirty minute black and white film, made by Jon Anderson called: ‘Isaac Button, country potter’.  If you watch it on YouTube you will understand better what I am talking about but switch off the sound, it has been added later. The

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How Jo Started Creating her Jewel Narratives

How Jo Started Creating her Jewel Narratives

How Jo Started Creating her Jewel Narratives October 8, 2020 My signature style of texturing precious metals has been developed by using Stone Age tools that I find in the landscape. I am often asked, “why stones?” Well, it stems from my interest in American Indian culture that began when I first travelled to Canada as

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Darren Ball Garden Sanctuary - photo inspiration tulips

Darren Ball Garden Sanctuary

Darren Ball Garden Sanctuary September 2, 2020 For myself, and I think many people, the lockdown has meant the luxury of enjoying the garden more fully.  I have always really valued it but the restrictions of movement have enabled me to look a little more closely and to be more aware of changes as they appear. 

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