Crafty Stuff

For those of your who are familiar with the excellent Crafts magazine, published by the UK’s national Crafts Council, check out this month’s issue. The eminent curator and 20thC design author and expert Lesley Jackson has written an eight page, fully illustrated preview of the forthcoming ‘Hi Sklo Lo Sklo’ Czech glass exhibition. Offering a wealth of historical and background information, as one would expect from the excellent Jackson, it’s not to be missed as a detailed introduction to the area. If anyone has any doubt that postwar Czech glass design may be ‘the next big thing’, listen to the expert herself – the last lines of the article reads “They were often beautiful objects which, until now, have been largely misunderstood or completely ignored. Cooley and Hill could just trigger off another Velvet Revolution – this time in the collecting sphere.

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