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The Capital of Craft

Jan 20, 2022

In this week's episode of The Capital of Craft, Sarah James from Craft Festival and Find a Maker talks with willow grower, basket maker and Find a Maker member, Justine Burgess from West Wales Willows. 

Justine is based amongst the mountains near Brechfa in deeply rural Carmarthenshire, West Wales. 

She grows a variety...


Jan 13, 2022

In this week's episode of The Capital of Craft, Sarah James from Craft Festival and Find a Maker talks with woodcarver and Find a Maker member, William Barsley. 

William is a second career woodcarver, intensively trained at the highly acclaimed Historic Woodcarving and Gilding course at the City and Guilds of London...


Jan 6, 2022

In this week's episode of The Capital of Craft, Sarah James from Craft Festival and Find a Maker talks with shepherdess and maker Katie Allen from Loopy Ewes.

We discuss how Katie developed her passion for growing her own vegetables and rearing her own animals into becoming a farmer.  This lead to diversifying into...


Dec 30, 2021

In this week's episode of The Capital of Craft, Sarah James from Craft Festival and Find a Maker talks with clothes designer and maker Sigrid Verschraeghen from her home in Silverton, Devon. 

Born in Belgium, Sigrid won the coveted Best Stand award at this year’s Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey. She trained as a...


Dec 23, 2021

In this week's episode of The Capital of Craft, Sarah James from Craft Festival and Find a Maker talks with silversmith, Brett Payne from his home in Sheffield. 

Brett is one of the UK's most eminent makers, specialising in hot forging and raising silver for over 25 years. 

Brett is a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company...