October 12, 2011

Power of Making, crafts, skills and Rob Ryan


Two inspiring videos about skills, crafters and artists.

Power of Making from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo

The short film looks at the working lives of four artisans: shoe designer Marloes ten Bhömer, crochetdermist Shauna Richardson, artist, curator and glass designer Matt Durran and flute-maker Stephen Wessel. It was made to accompany the Power of Making exhibition (6 September 2011 - 2 January 2012) at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which explores the question of what  words like "craft" and "skill" mean today. Over 100 objects, ranging from a life-size crochet bear to a pencils sculpture (which was circulated widely at Pinterest a few months ago) and a fine metal flute, are on show. Crafted by both amateurs and leading artists from around the world, the works were selected by the museum to represent a snapshot of making in our time.

An interview with paper cut artist Rob Ryan

Handmade Portraits: Rob Ryan from Etsy on Vimeo

Read more on Etsy
Visit Rob Ryan's blog or website misterrob or shop. He does amazing works like these:

First morning of spring (yellow and brown)
by Robert Ryan (misterrob)
Can we shall we Valentines (lasercut)
by Robert Ryan (misterrob)

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