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 and Find a Maker, 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 | William Barsley
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 Art School.
The Capital of Craft Podcast | Katie Allen
In this week's The Capital of Craft, Sarah James from Craft Festival and Find a Maker talks with shepherdess & maker Katie Allen from Loopy Ewes.
We discuss how Katie developed her passion for growing her own vegetables and animals into becoming a farmer, leading to diversifying into rearing rare breed sheep, using their wool for her label, Loopy Ewes.
We also talk about regenerative farming and how she implements the "cycle of nutrients", which is a crucial element of good land management.
The Capital of Craft Podcast | Sigrid Verschraeghen
In this week's episode of The Capital of Craft, Sarah James from Craft Festival & Find a Maker talks with clothes designer/ maker Sigrid Verschraeghen from her home in Silverton, Devon.
Born in Belgium, Sigrid won the coveted Best Stand award at this year’s Bovey Tracey Craft Festival. She trained as a fashion designer, working with various fashion houses, never feeling at home with the values of mainstream production. A move to the UK followed and the process of creating her slow-fashion label bega
The Capital of Craft Podcast | Brett Payne
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.
The Capital of Craft | John Williamson
In this week's episode of The Capital of Craft, Sarah James from Craft Festival and Find a Maker talks with Dartmoor based woodsman, charcoal maker and stave basket maker, John Williamson.
The Capital of Craft Podcast | Anne Morgan
In this week's episode, Sarah chats with jeweller and gallery owner, Anne Morgan.
Born in Keynsham, Anne has always had a passion for jewellery. After gaining a BA (Hons) in Designed Metalwork and Jewellery at Buckinghamshire College, High Wycombe she moved to Cardiff.
She has established herself as a leading jeweller and 6 years ago opened her gallery, Anne Morgan Jewellery in the coastal town of Penarth in South Wales.
@craftfestival @morganjewellery www.craftfestival.co.uk
Lovely warm conversations about craft, making and life!
A great listen and fascinating to find out how different creative people tick and are inspired.
Fascinating insights into the why and the how of craft. Sarah as a maker herself, understands the importance of making. Such a great way of keeping us all in touch with the craft world.