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EDITORIAL (0171) 8 0 6 2538 EDITOR: Geraldine Rudge NEWS/SUB EDITOR: Paula Shields CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: Rosemary Hill FREELANCE FEATURES WRITER: Margot Coatts PA TO CRAFTS/STOCKISTS: April Fairhurst CALENDAR: Liz Hoggard SCOTTISH CONTRIBUTOR: Paul Nesbitt Telephone: (0131) 225 1700 Fax: (0131) 551 5 1 9 2 e x .4 56 DESIGN Esterson Lackersteen ADVERTISING AND MARKETING (0171) 8 0 6 2541 SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER: Sarah Cook CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: Stanley Enright Telephone: (01522) 7 7 8 3 6 2 Fax: (01522) 7 7 8 6 0 8 Email: PUBLISHER Andrew Ryan SUBSCRIPTIONS (0171) 8 0 6 2542 CIRCULATION CLERK: Rachel Tasker

CRAFTS m agazine is published bi-monthly by the Crafts Council, 4 4 a Pentonville Road, London N1 9BY, England Telephone: (0171) 278 7700. Facsimile: (0171) 837 6891. Email: crafts@ Internet: ISSN No: 0306-61 OX. Origination and printing by Dawkins Colour Ltd, London and Friary Press, Dorchester. Distribution by Time Out Distribution (0171)813 6060. Periodicals Postage paid at Rahway NJ. Postmaster: Send address corrections to CRAFTS, c/o Mercury Airfreight, 2323 Randolph Avenue, Avenel, NJ 07001. CRAFTS does not accept responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The v iew s expressed in Crafts are not necessarily those o f the Crafts Council


Crafts gratefully acknowledges the finai support ofthe Scottish Arts Council

SHORTFORM The news in brief: Tessa Mansfield launches her inflatable accessories, Bridget Lycett Smith causes a cyclone

1 6 COMMISSIONS The TSB says ‘yes’ to craftwork for its headquarters

2 0 WRITERS AND THINKERS Edmund de Waal weighs the words of Soetsu Yanagi

2 2 FAMILY TIES The different landscapes of Sara Brennan’s tapestry

2 6 CIAO ETTORE! Ettore Sottsass’s exotic ceramic designs

Pat Russell's 'T ree o f Life' (page 44)

A ll the trim m ings: Frances S o u b e y ra n (page 30)

3 0 FRINGE BENEFITS Frances Soubeyran’s braids and tassels

3 4 LOOKOUT Loo seats, furniture, automata and wallpaper by four newcomers to the crafts

4 0 COMMENT Who’s Morris now? Pamela Johnson wonders about the great man’s influence

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SOURCES OF INSPIRATION Pat Russell, letterer and embroiderer, talks about her life and work

REVIEWS Exhibitions and books assessed

6 4 SUBSCRIPTIONS Form and details

6 7 CALENDAR A guide to craft shows and events

Ceram ic s on a plate: the w o r k of Ettore Sottsass (p age 26)

7 0 STOCKISTS Outlets for work in this issue


CRAFTNOTES Obituaries of Louis Osman and Kathleen Whyte; conference reports from Manchester, i iarrow and Newcastle plus Pamela Johnson on craft and the Internet

COVER: S a ra B re nnan w ith 'L o n g W h ite Line I ' (p age 22) P h o to g ra ph b y Paul Tozer

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