Wednesday, 31 October 2012

do what you love every day

Today's blog post is a group of inspirational places, first North Bennet Street School, an amazing place that has been teaching the highest quality of craft skills since 1885

Another inspirational place is North House Folk School, I am hugely impressed by their work. See the website here

In Sweden the national folk craft school at Sateglantan is a very special almost magical place, I have spent time there three times including teaching two courses there, if you ever get the chance to go don't miss it. website

and last one not craft related but another educational video which I find inspirational.

Friday, 12 October 2012

heritage at risk

The Today program this morning was looking at "Heritage at Risk" this is English Heritage's program highlighting those heritage buildings most at risk.
It is a good methodology and we would like to see a parallel system highlighting living heritage at risk. Another model is the red data list for species or the "watch list" of the rare breed survival trust The first step toward any of these lists is a survey of what you have got in the first place, we have not even got that far yet. As Joni Mitchel sang "don't it always seem to go you don't know what you got til it's gone"