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John Grayson, Enameller & Automata Maker

John Grayson specialises in narrative-based metal work. His practice focuses on exploring through craft, the defunct industrial metal forming and decorating processes employed by Victorian tin toy and Georgian enamel manufacturers. By appropriating the aesthetics associated with these industries, he makes contemporary satirical objects, often in response to political events. What was your first memory…

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Jamie Holman, Artist, Writer and Lecturer

I work like an archaeologist, digging amongst our collective forgotten and discarded memories, our lost words, and undervalued objects, remaking the images we associate with our communities, hoping that something extraordinary will reveal itself and that unexpected connections and collisions will emerge. The work I make has an aesthetic economy that allows simple formal gestures…

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Hugh Miller, Artist

I design and make studio furniture in wood. My studio is in central Liverpool, and my work is influence by a set of Japanese design principles developed during a research study in Japan in 2015. What was your first memory of creativity? Playing with sellotape, cardboard and string in my room to try to make…

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Charles Hadcock FRBS, Sculptor

Charles Hadcock FRBS studied fine art at the Royal College of Art, London specialising in sculpture and in 2008 was made a fellow of the RBS. Hadcock’s monumental sculpture reflect his interest in geology, engineering and mathematics, and are enriched by references to music and poetry. Because of his abiding interest in engineering and industrial…

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Design and craft by Alice Rawsthorn

They downed over a million soft drinks and scoffed nearly as many Bath buns, but most of the six million people who trooped into the Crystal Palace in London’s Hyde Park to visit the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations in the summer of 1851 were drawn there by prize exhibits…

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Rebecca Packenham-Walsh: Fieldfisher on the New Intellectual Property Act (2014)

Ahead of Leighton Cassidy’s (Partner – Fieldfisher), appearance at BIG 2014, Senior Associate, Rebecca Pakenham-Walsh offers her prespective on the new Intellectual Property Bill. After months of parliamentary debate and scrutiny, on 14 May 2014, the Intellectual Property Bill received Royal Assent and became the Intellectual Property Act 2014 (the Act). It will now be…

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Daniel Charny Fixperts presets FixHub at BIG2014

Fixperts is a social project that was conceived by James Carrigan and Daniel Charny, who wanted to encourage and support people to solve everyday problems through design. Fixperts gives individuals the insight and confidence to find solutions for themselves and others. We believe fixing is the future, a design process that drives innovation, encouraging creativity…

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