Origin 2010

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Been to visit Origin, the London Craft Fair in it’s new venue. Spitalfields is a great area, but the tent itself was a bit of a let down after the great structure they had in Somerset House last year. Terrific makers as usual though.

I particularly loved the work of Wycliffe Stutchbury who makes amazing wall pieces from old timber.

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What was also wonderfully different and imaginative was the work of Joanne Tinker, who creates art works from materials that are normally thrown away. I loved the collections of tiny sculptures made from colourful sweet wrappers, all origamied and lined up!

Recycling, reclaiming, and re-appropriation were definitely still the flavour of the day, which isn’t surprising given the zeitgeist I suppose. Suits me, as I love reinterpreted materials and things with layers of meaning, or that are just plain fun.

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