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The Pressure of Craft

3 Nov

The V&A exhibition, ‘Power of Making,’ launched in September. As a joint venture with the Crafts Council, it presents an eclectic selection of crafted objects, ranging from a life-size crocheted bear to a ceramic eye patch, a fine metal flute to dry stone walling. It describes itself as a “cabinet of curiosities,” showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world.

V&A Power of Making (www.vam.ac.uk)

Craft seems to be everywhere, from kitchen table Etsy sellers to the plethora of classes and clubs to attend. They even have a social twist – the Make Lounge (themakelounge.com) hosts hen nights, and Drink, Shop, Do (drinkshopdo.com) runs a bar and gallery alongside classes. There is even a website dedicated to celebrating DIY, handmade weddings (rocknrollbride.com)
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