Always the Sea: Alex Booker

Alex Booker has a family history steeped in the sea and navy - and he makes prints inspired by that. Here he is at work in his studio, going through the entire process of making a woodcut print. https://vimeo.com/143560030   You can find his work (and order online) at bookerprinthouse.com

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Tracey Emin and Transport

Tracey Emin's huge neon text piece is installed in St Pancras: referencing time and company

Scandinavian home craft

Lotta Jansdotter has a worldwide reputation for handprinting patterns which are used on textiles, notebooks and household interiors. "Can't find what you want?  Make it!  Don't know how?  Learn it!" is how her website describes her pragmatic approach, much of her printing based on simple potato cut prints, in repeating patterns. Her fabrics are stocked by …

On now – film festival on creating

Real to Reel craft film festival. 3 days, 44 films. 2-4th May at Playhouse Cinema, London then 5-7th May to The Bureau in Blackburn. https://vimeo.com/213681374 includes films on getting more people to knit through MC, painting roadmarkings, dropping pottery from a great height, basket weaving, far Eastern women's traditional crafting.... In Lancashire 6th/7th it is part …

Pigs may Fly – Pink Floyd at the V&A

13 May - Pink Floyd Exhibition opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW2JNa3vAnw   The British Rock bank, Pink Floyd, known for imaginative staging and videos have an exhibition in their honour opening at the premier London design museum the Victoria and Albert museum (known colloquially as the V&A) beginning soon. Although known for their …

“Let’s fill this town with artists” – CASS ART

Have you ever felt you wanted to start being more creative and explore art - stepped brightly across the threshold of the local art supplies shop - and been plain bewildered and overwhelmed by the choices in there?  Suddenly discovered that everything is clearly labelled - but in an arcane, weird language which makes no sense? …