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What To Do, See & Buy: Pyrus; Rose De Borman; Ottolenghi; D&AD 2012; RareKind print house; Get the Gloss website
Saturday 03 November 2012
Tuesday 09 October 2012
One of the UK's oldest industrial companies has warned its profits will be materially below hopes due to a slide in European steel production.
Saturday 06 October 2012
You may feel like you are window-shopping at Harrods or the Burlington Arcade when you step inside the slick new furniture gallery at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, which opens in December.
Monday 02 July 2012
Overlooking the Bussey Building, where Victorian industrialist George Bussey once made a killing by manufacturing everything from roller-skates to cricket bats, the upper levels of this disused Peckham car-park have been swept and filled with Art.
Sunday 25 March 2012
A leading ceramics hoard, destined for sale to fill a pensions gap, may be rescued
Friday 02 March 2012
Since her popular debut, Guppies for Tea, Swedish-born Marika Cobbold has established a reputation for astute and acerbic romances. Her previous novel, Aphrodite's Workshop for Reluctant Lovers, saw the goodness of love intervening in human affairs via the auspices of a relationship therapist. The heroine of her seventh novel, Eliza Cummings, could do with some one-to-one sessions herself.
Monday 20 February 2012
The potter Ray Finch was a man of dignity with strong values who shrank from self-promotion and publicity.
Sunday 14 August 2011
Friday 12 August 2011
Wednesday 13 July 2011
A celebration of the power couple of modern interior design husband and wife Robin and Lucienne Day opens in London this week.
Friday 22 April 2011
The newly appointed director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, Paul Greenhalgh, says that craft-based art is at risk of a slow death in Britain unless art schools are better funded.
Saturday 05 March 2011
She died many centuries ago, but her mummified corpse and clothing have been almost perfectly preserved despite being buried for hundreds of years in a wooden tomb a few feet beneath a busy street in the city of Taizhou, eastern China.
Friday 18 February 2011
Friday 10 December 2010
When Emma Bridgewater first came to Stoke on Trent with a view to making ceramics, she was charmed by the "cheerful griminess" of the city and "fascinated and appalled by the chaos of roadworks... boarded-up shops and rundown terraces". In this book, her husband and business partner, Matthew Rice, a fine designer, sets out to explore the contradictory qualities and defects of this city founded on coal, steel and ceramics; to try to understand why Stoke on Trent and its industry grew, why it has declined and what its future might be.
Gillian Lowndes: Potter and sculptor noted for incorporating a wide variety of materials into her work
Wednesday 20 October 2010
Although trained as a potter, Gillian Lowndes incorporated a range of other materials in her objects that took on all the strength and intrigue of sculpture. Taking an experimental approach that drew on a diverse range of objects that included traditional artifacts seen and collected in Africa, the detritus of everyday, as well as clay, Lowndes produced work that challenged perceptions of what clay could be and how it could be used to comment on waste, culture and tradition.
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