Growing: Lincolnshire's National Centre for Craft and Design celebrates past and future

By Culture24 Reporter | 06 August 2013

Exhibition preview: Growing: Celebrating our Past, Exploring our Future, The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, until September 29 2013

A photo of various small circular badges showing colourful designs
A decade of design is being marked in Sleaford© Steve Hatton / Electric Egg
Ten years after opening, Lincolnshire’s epicentre of nimble-fingered style is harking back to its first exhibition.

Titled What is Craft?, that 2003 show invited some of the best makers in the country along to the party, and today’s finest – including glass specialist Samantha Donaldson, jewellery from Lisa Juen and the furniture of designer Sebastian Cox – have been ushered in this time.

All of them have been nominated by well-informed observers: Rosy Greenlees, the Director of the Crafts Council, chose basketmaker Stella Harding for her deployment of materials and unusual techniques, as well as Sarah Warsop, whose sense of movement imbues her jewellery with some of the skills she fostered as a dancer and choreographer.

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A photo of two circular aqua-coloured ceramic pots on a surface inside an art gallery
© Steve Hatton / Electric Egg
A photo of a paper cut out of a ship in white inside an art gallery
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A photo of various bright yellow lanterns hanging from a gallery wall
© Steve Hatton / Electric Egg
A photo of an orange lantern against a black background
© Steve Hatton / Electric Egg
A photo of a piece of black lace against a white background
© Steve Hatton / Electric Egg
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