|1/2 Project - social venture project encouraging the consumer to consider |
giving half to others in greater need - Jiwon Park, 100% Korea
|Archi Teapot Story from Taipai exhibits Toast Living|
|Positive Piece by Junggi Sung - design to make us stop and think about|
using tap water instead of the 'norm' of using a plastic bottle
|Sentou design - 100% France|
|Chocolate Creative-One of the individual makers at 100%|
|Miss Print - pattern, pattern and more pattern|
|Origin - Derek Wilson's beautiful thrown porcelain vessels|
|James & Tilla Waters thrown stoneware - absolutely beautiful|
|Syann van Niftrik - contemporary jewellery at its best|
|Tent, concrete vessels|
|Jin Baek porcelain framed pieces|
|Makiko Nakamura '100 Years after the Party'|
| Scottish design duo Blue Bell Gray developing fresh |
bold hand painted florals
Abigail Borg's notebooks were a valuable addition to her beautiful
& intricately hand drawn botanical wallpapers and furnishing fabrics
The most fantastic I think was at the V&A The Power of Making. Touching on the teachings of David Pye and investigating the processes of art & making and 'Thinking by Making', the mini films give suggestions of the breadth of craft impacting on most parts of our daily lives.
With footage detailing the surf board being sanded, the whittling of leather shoes, glass eye polishing, the process of weaving and film of Stewart Hearn glass blowing was all wonderful.
From traditional craft to more exploratory approaches which starts with innovation and the complexities of using new tooling and ends up being a scientific research project.
I loved the story of the skilled lace makers at the Koniakow Cooperative in Poland, who, after the decline of their ecclesiastical altar cloth clientele, created an on line business making lace G strings to keep their craft alive! Truly enlightening!