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‘We are not machines. We have a human need for craftsmanship’

Features include:

Playing to the Gallery
Charlotte Abrahams discusses craft and the role of Contemporary Applied Arts with the gallery’s Executive Director Christine Lalumia

Who Owns Craft?
With craft’s popularity increasing all the time, Corinne Julius asks who – if anyone – can claim to be its rightful owner

Uncanny Worlds
Mary La Trobe Bateman shares her fascination for the strange world of animated film maker Jo Lawrence

Makers on Makers
Glass artist Michael Ruh and potter Sue Parasekva have long admired each other’s work. Here they reveal why

Grid Lock
As Dail Behennah’s latest exhibition opens, Ian Wilson visits her to discuss inspiration, process and pin boards

For the Love of Cloth
Textile artist Ptolemy Mann argues for a re-evaluation of woven cloth

Glorious Mud
Charlotte Abrahams meets AbeySmallcombe, a pair of cob artists pushing mud to its limits

Leather Works

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Issue 2


Issue two boasts 96 pages of brilliance. We have sourced new contributors and new photographers who have sought out fascinating people who make and create and who have a passion for and commitment to their work. This issue brings you the stories behind their creativity.

Features include:

New Talent

We profile jewellery designer Anna Brimley and tapestry artist Justine Randall, both of whom are names to watch.
We also have a special feature on Hereford College of Art’s unique and thriving blacksmithing course. This is the only undergraduate course of its type in the country and we asked three of its rising stars to talk about their work.


Read about six of the outstanding artists based in Stroud Valleys who open their studios in Select’s Trail in May.

Life Stories:

Natasha Kerr discusses her intriguing and beguiling textiles stories with Charlotte Abrahams.

Back to the Future

Innovation and brilliance keep the wheels turning and furniture designer-maker, Laszlo Beckett is one person who takes our breath away with his designs and philosophy.

Sense of Place

Mary La Trobe Bateman meets wood artist Wycliffe Stutchbury

A Stitch in Time

Charlotte Abrahams reports on the life-changing effects of teaching prisoners skilled creative needlework

Check Mates

The Houndstooth Project seeks to engage the public with the creative possibilities of this much-loved textile motif. Read about it here and then get involved in the Master Class Workshop during the Select Festival in May.




Issue 1


Welcome to issue 1 of the new selected journal.
This exciting new publication will feature amazingly inspiring people who bring brilliance to our lives.

Features include Jilly Edwards, Joe Hartley, the studio of Sally Fawkes and Richard Jackson, Anna Gravelle, new talent with Amy Gair and Mei-Ling de Buitléar, coppice man Sebastian Cox, Andrew Davidson blockprints for Lewis & Wood, OliverBerri, collector Charmian Adams.






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