The Wedgewoodn’t Tureen by Michael Eden courtesy of Adrian Sassoon

Innovative, pioneering, experimental, hothouse, progressive, radical, avant-guarde, mindblowing CRAFT…the 2012 Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour will show work by artists and craftspeople that through single minded perseverance, research and experimentation, have exploded their traditional craft heritage into the realms of fantasy and adventure…. from crocheting with glass to the marriage of clay and computers; to jewellery that uses 3D Printing software, a rapid prototyping technology and CAD (computer aided design) designed cardboard furniture.

Touring exhibition venues & dates

Dufton Village Hall, Eden Valley, Cumbria CA16 6DB
Fri 4 – Mon 7 May
Tel: 017683 52902

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria LA6 2AU
Thurs 10 – Sun 13 May
 Tel: 07515 327598 / 015242 71320

St Thomas’ Church Hall, Stanhope, Weardale, DL13 2UE
Fri 18 – Sun 20 May
Tel: 01388 528673

Hamsterley Village Hall, Teesdale, Co. Durham DL13 3QF
Fri 25 – Sun 27 May
Tel: 01388 488323 / 488318

Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland NE64 6DB
Fri 8 – Sat 16 June
Tel: 01670 811951 (Centre Open 10am – 5pm)

Craft Tour Opening Times
11.00am – 5.00pm
Small admission charges apply, see individual venues
Full disabled access

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Michael Eden explores the relationship between hand and digital tools, investigating rapid manufacturing technology and materials that play with traditional ceramic forms. (

Nora Fok is a jeweller who transforms nylon micro-filament through the process of knitting, knotting, weaving and tying and recently has been using rapid prototyping technology in the form of ‘3D Printing’. (

Catherine Fuga Carr has developed a range of knitted and crocheted vessels in glass, applying traditional fibre skills to an innovative process of recycled glass products. (

Lazerian is a creative practice focused on the creation of functional objects through playful investigation of materials and processes. Recent collections include furniture created from recycled cardboard, inspired by the structure of crystals and wasps nests. (