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In A New Light

Type: Group exhibition curated by Edward Crumpton, Jess Pearson and Barnstaple Museum Dates: Saturday 1st October – Saturday 18th February 2023 Location: Museum of Barnstaple, N.Devon Entry: Free The In a New Light exhibition explores how North Devon’s endangered craft skills can be highlighted and evolved through use in contemporary arts and crafts.   New works ...

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The Heritage Craft Red List

    Prior to 2017, The Heritage Craft Association, as it was called then, carried out extensive research and created a list which highlighted viable, endangered, critically endangered and extinct crafts. In 2017 The Red List was published and since then, continues to be updated to include more crafts as well as changes in the status of crafts already included.  ...

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Barnstaple Museum Visit

In April, Edward Wild, Hester Berry and Edward Crumpton had the chance to visit the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon to look at a collection of the museum’s archival artefacts. Each artefact demonstrated the skills of gilding, tile making or copper smithing. The museum has a large collection of items and a selection was picked by the artists, with the ...

Coppersmithing at The Copper Works Newlyn, Cornwall

In March 2022 Edward Crumpton and Jess Pearson travelled to The Copper Works Newlyn in Cornwall to visit Michael Johnson in his workshop for Edward’s learning experience. Here are Edward’s notes from his experience of visiting the copper works.   I spent the week learning Coppersmithing from owner Michael and his associates Adam and Harry. With my limited ...

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Initial group meet-ups

Welcoming in the new year we introduced our artists to our skilled practitioners. During each meeting, the excitement of the artists grew as they realised the potential of the project and its ability to influence their practice.   Newlyn Copper Work Day Trip           Jess and I travelled down to The Newlyn Copper Works to meet and discuss the project with ...

Edward Crumpton Podcast Profile

The Maker Series Podcast Featuring Edward Crumpton

I was thrilled to be included in The Maker Series Podcast this month. I enjoyed talking with Jess, founder of The Maker Series, about how I have built my creative business since leaving university. It isn’t always easy building a creative business in such a rural location, however, it is possible and there is a network of support and guidance if you look in ...

Three artists for The Beginning of a New Light Art Project. Hester Berry cleaning an ink pot, Edward Wild holding a jewellery box and Edward Crumpton holding a rope sculpture

The Beginning of In a New Light Art Project

In early October I was thrilled to receive funding from Arts Council England for a new and exciting 14-month project which highlights and evolves North Devon heritage skills, intending to inspire their revival through new and exciting art and craft. The project will see myself, painter Hester Berry, and furniture designer and maker Edward ...

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In A New Light

In a New Light Project was successful in its Arts Council bid and is going ahead. Content for this exciting project, based in North Devon, will be added each month leading up to the exhibition at Barnstaple Museum in Autumn 2022. -Ed