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We have spent 18 years creating some of the most beautiful craft festivals in Europe. Along the way, we have gathered a loyal and knowledgeable audience of followers that love and appreciate skillfully, handmade objects. We want to connect our audience with a curated collection of the finest makers, regardless of where they are based.

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MAKER OF THE DAY

Sasha Wardell

I have over 40 years experience in the world of bone china and porcelain having studied in two centres of excellence , namely Stoke on Trent and Limoges.

I have taken elements of this industry and adapted them to a studio environment with my own production which includes bespoke vases,bowls, lighting and tea ware.
I have concentrated on perfecting the craft-based skills which enhance the inherent qualities of bone china with the aim of producing work which embraces and reflects contemporary taste and lifestyle. 

In addition to my production I run courses in SW France and am the author of two books 'Slipcasting' and 'Porcelain and Bone China'.

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    The Capital of Craft with James Donald from Pick One Weave

    S E A S O N 2 F I N A L E ! ⁠

    It's been a blast recording the 2nd Season of @thecapitalofcraft This week is our 30th episode! I've talked with potters, printers, professors, stitchers, knitters, basket makers, jewellers, farmers, woodcarvers, surfboard makers, sculptors, curators, weavers, blacksmiths, leatherworkers and silversmiths. It's been an absolute honour. ⁠

    In the final episode of Season 2, I chat with the very lovely #weaver, James Donald AKA @pickoneweave ⁠

    James started PickOne in 1997 after training at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design @dundeeuni in #Dundee. He now exhibits, teaches & curates from PickOne studio @coburghouse in Leith, Edinburgh.⁠

    James talks about his journey into textiles and his early life in Brechin in Angus. As well as having access to countryside and freedom, it also established his love of music and dancing at the iconic nightclub, Flicks. ⁠

    James is also joining us at Craft Festival Cheltenham @cheltenhamtownhall from March 11-13th⁠
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    Since 2003 we have run multi-award winning Festivals in Bovey Tracey, Devon, Cardiff and Cheltenham. In June, we host the UK's best loved and finest contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey featuring over 200 curated makers. Hosted in idyllic parkland on the edge of Dartmoor. Complimented by an dazzling number of workshops, demonstrations, masterclasses, talks, family activities, street theatre, live music and feasting! In March and November we head to the beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham, presenting 100 makers at Craft Festival at the Town Hall. 

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