6 episodes

Welcome to The Capital of Craft, where we talk with makers and thinkers about what it means to be a maker and how it can change your life. I’m your host, Sarah James from Craft Festival, craft addict, maker and event producer. Please join me as we delve deep into the stories and lives of makers of all kinds, every Thursday.

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Welcome to The Capital of Craft, where we talk with makers and thinkers about what it means to be a maker and how it can change your life. I’m your host, Sarah James from Craft Festival, craft addict, maker and event producer. Please join me as we delve deep into the stories and lives of makers of all kinds, every Thursday.

    The Capital of Craft Podcast | Sian O'Doherty

    The Capital of Craft Podcast | Sian O'Doherty

    In this episode of The Capital of Craft, Sarah James from Craft Festival talks to knitwear designer maker and alpaca farmer, Sian O'Doherty.

    Based on Ash Farm in Pembrokeshire, Sian discusses how she works with wool, how she developed her use of alpaca wool and how she has expanded the herd.
    Sian will be joining 150 makers at The Digital Craft Festival from November 27-29.

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    • 33 min
    The Capital of Craft Podcast | Tom Frost

    The Capital of Craft Podcast | Tom Frost

    In this episode of The Capital of Craft, Sarah James from Craft Festival talks to printmaker, designer and illustrator Tom Frost from his home in rural Carmarthenshire.
    They discuss Tom's varied career, the different ways that he works and what's he's been doing over the last 6 months and the positive outcomes of lockdown
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    • 36 min
    The Capital of Craft Podcast |Suzi Park

    The Capital of Craft Podcast |Suzi Park

    In this episode of The Capital of Craft, Sarah James from Craft Festival talks to textile artist and teacher, Suzi Park.

    Based in the West Wales town of Cardigan, Suzi set up Make it in Wales, a workshop, retail and cafe space teaching craft workshops of all kinds.

    We discuss her journey to becoming a maker, her career in commercial knitwear and how she became a teacher and advocate for craft education.

    • 53 min
    The Capital of Craft Podcast | Nick Hand

    The Capital of Craft Podcast | Nick Hand

    In this episode, Sarah from Craft Festival talks to letterpress printer, Nick Hand from The Letterpress Collective from his home in Bristol. 
    They discuss the history of letterpress printing and how it is positioned on the Red List of Endangered Crafts published by the Heritage Craft Association. 
    They also talk about his Journeyman adventures and how they shaped the creation of The Letterpress Collective. 
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    • 42 min
    The Capital of Craft Podcast | Justine Allison

    The Capital of Craft Podcast | Justine Allison

    In this episode, Sarah James from Craft Festival, talks to ceramic artist, Justine Allison. 
    Based in West Wales, Justine hand builds with porcelain and they discuss the relationship between material, process and concept. Justine explores porcelain's fine and durable qualities juxtaposed with it's fragile and unpredictable nature. 
    They discuss the positive outcomes of lockdown and what Justine will be doing for the Digital Craft Festival in November. 
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    • 37 min
    The Capital of Craft Podcast | James Otter

    The Capital of Craft Podcast | James Otter

    In our first episode, Sarah James from Craft Festival talks to wooden surfboard maker James Otter from his Otter Surfboard workshop on the coast of Cornwall.
    We discuss his journey to becoming a maker, his love of trees and how making has led him to a career of teaching, taking him in unexpected directions.

    • 46 min

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