Tag: Craft practices

Made of Straw

Three straw hats exemplify intricate craft skills, raising questions about creators, evolving techniques, and the contemporary relevance of a versatile and historically significant material like straw.

Lucy Hockley

19 September 2023

Broken objects whisper their secrets. Are you listening?

What value do broken objects hold? Are they doomed to spend the rest of their days in boxes being ignored? How can we instead use them to enhance our understanding of those objects?

Katrina Dring

6 June 2023

A Creative Practitioner’s Insight into Sámi Coffee and Salt Bags

Drawing on her own experience of making a fish-skin leather purse, Collections Assistant Katrina Dring provides an insight into the making of similar Sámi leather bags in the MAA collections.

Katrina Dring

18 April 2023

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