The Material Issue

Introducing Issue 14, where we meet those who specialise in pushing materials to their limit – both physically and theoretically – from industrial designer Bodo Sperlein and jeweller-turned-product designer Lara Bohinc to Christopher Sharp, co-founder of The Rug Company. Elsewhere, we meet figures for whom materiality plays a pivotal role, from gallerist Sarah Myserscough, to multi-disciplinary practice Studio Toogood or 1882 Ltd’s Emily Johnson, who is dedicated to giving the traditional ceramics industry a much-needed contemporary relevance. We travel to Santa Fe’s International Folk Art Market, the mecca of artisanal craft, and elsewhere talk to some of the leading lights spearheading a British manufacturing revival, including Sunspel, William & Son and Ettinger…

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 Studio Toogood

Studio Toogood has collaborated with photographer David Hughes on a new series of still life images, especially commissioned by Hole & Corner  and used as as placement prints in the latest Toogood clothing collection, 008…

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 Sarah Myerscough

Gallerist Sarah Myerscough on how the work of Ernst Gamperl, Nic Webb, John Makepeace et al elevates craft to fine art – and how her commitment to engaging with older processes in a contemporary way is vital to her approach…

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T orchlight System

Hole & Corner contributing editor Kevin Braddock has done a very good thing: his Torchlight System aims to provide support and help for those recovering from anxiety, depression and dependency via a publication, 'firegazing' events and a set of Eno-esque Practice Cards. He has now launched a crowdfunding campaign to expand the project and produce a new issue of Torchlight. Find out how to help here…

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Modern Craft Workshop

Modern Craft Workshop is the North Cornwall-based studio of potter Rebecca Proctor. First attracted to pottery by the writings on the subject by Leach and Yanagi, she fell in love with the process after her first lesson. Embracing the focus and discipline of production pottery, she consistently strives to make beautiful, functional pottery, each a little better than the piece before…

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My Hole and Corner

The term 'hole-and-corner' derives from an old English phrase meaning a secret place or a life lived away from the mainstream: somewhere you go to contemplate, create and be inspired. From sheds to secret gardens here are some of people's favourite spaces…

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