Friday, 29 April 2016

Behind the Scenes at The V&A Museum, viewing their recent acquisition of Paper Peepshows from The Gestetner Collection

In preparation for an upcoming workshop at the V&A (details to come soon), 
I visited the V&A's new collection of Paper Peepshows (or Tunnel Books) as they are also called. 
These wonderful peepshows in the photographs below date from 1840-1860, 
when these books were very popular as souvenirs or mementos to mark a special occasion.

Courtesy of the V&A Museum

Wednesday, 13 April 2016


Picturehouse Central, London, 4-5 May 2016

The UK’s first film festival dedicated to crafts and making launched by the Crafts Council and Crafts magazine, is set to be among the highlights of this year’s London Craft Week.

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival takes place on the evenings of 4 and 5 May at Picturehouse Central in London’s West End, with a carefully curated programme of different films shown each night.

Following an open call, 36 films have been selected from well over 300 submissions, covering the gamut of styles from animation to satire and from documentaries to surreal art pieces. As diverse as the films are, each looks at our relationship with materials and making in different ways.