Taking place from 27-29 November 2020, 150 makers of the highest quality are currently making, photographing and stocking their shops with new designs to present over the weekend
The Digital Craft Festival returns 27-29 November 2020, with more exhibitors, a wealth of product launches, inspirational exhibits, workshops and demonstrations for everyone to enjoy for free at http://digitalcraftfestival.co.uk.
Devon based craftswoman, Rosie Brewer, who specialises in sustainable sourced wood to create unique kitchenware, will be presenting her latest designs which are thoughtfully considered, minimalist and sleek for modern lives. Crafted from the classically gnarled British oak to the dusky hardwood from overseas, each piece has a story to tell helping to create its formative form.
Willow sculpture, Juliette Hamilton whose sculptures are mainly of animal forms will be releasing some new, limited edition pieces in colours of willow not seen before.
Hamilton comments: “Over the weekend of the Digital Craft Festival, which will be my only live event of the year, I will be doing a virtual tour of my stall. People will be able to buy what they see on the real stall as well as order from me online. I don’t want to give too much away about my new pieces, but they will be fabulous!”
Brighton based design duo, Ash & Plumb, who specialise in woodturning will be paying tribute to the traditional craft in a modern context. Each piece is uniquely crafted and functional - breathing life into the living space it inhabits. The design duo will be showcasing inimitable classically formed works of sustainably sourced British woods, hand shaped on the lathe allowing the natural beauty of the material to shine.
Over the Digital Craft Festival weekend, Ash & Plumb will be showcasing how they craft their work, why they feel craft is an excellent form of personal expression and offering a limited range of bud vases, plates & bowls specifically designed for this event.
For over 40 years, Griffin and Sinclair, have been producing high quality, bespoke and sustainable furniture and will be displaying their latest comprehensive portfolio of the finest original contemporary furniture and innovative designs.
Keith Brymer Jones will be taking part in a live Q&A session. Aardman Animation Senior Model Maker and Animator, Jim Parkyn, will be teaching a live Make-Along-with-Jim session hosted by mega-fan, Andy Greenacre. James Otter, master craftsman, award-winning wooden surfboard maker will be chatting with Mark Shayler about his custom-made wooden surfboards, and his latest book ‘Do Make’ to rediscover the joy in making. Mark is an eco-innovator, public speaker and Director at Ape, an innovation and sustainable consultancy.
That’s not all, across the three days there will be a hand-picked selection of in-depth interviews ‘Meet the Master Makers’, focusing on a range of media from wood, ceramics, textiles and metal. For those of you wanting something a little more active, there will be live yoga workshops, Qigong sessions and even guidance to running from beginners from the Secret Run Club - not forgetting the Kitchen Disco presented by Print Garage.
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