This week I received my copy of Illuminate – a brand new book reviewing contemporary craft lighting by the talented designer maker Hannah Nunn.

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It is a beautiful book featuring many makers’ work I already know and others I am very keen to read about.

I am particularly excited by the fact that my work is included in the gallery section, a pair of my bluebell table lamps.

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The soft cover book has 144 pages, 175 colour photos and is split into eight sections, each chapter introducing makers working in a particular medium, 47 in total.  The gallery section at the back includes another 37.

Chapter 1 is Ceramics and includes UK makers Amy Cooper, Liz Emtage, Holly Ross and Scabetti.

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Chapter 2 includes six makers working with Textiles, with the UK’s Isabel Stanley and Maxine Suttton.

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Chapter 3 is Paper and features Hannah Nunn herself and Louise Traill, along with three others.

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Chapter 4 introduces us to seven of those working in the medium of print, including Lush Designs, Helen Minns, House of Chintz, Helen Rawlinson, Laura Slater and Daniel O’Riordan.

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Section 5 is devoted to Wood and includes work by Jane Blease and Tom Raffield, plus turned bases by Sarah Lock.

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Section 6 introduces us to artists working in metal as their primary material, including UK’s Chris Cain, Colin Chetwood and Emerald Faerie.

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Chapter 7 is Glass and has beautiful creations by Aline Johnson, Rochschild and Bickers, Curiousa and Curiousa, Heather Gillespie and Penelope Batley – all UK makers.

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The last chapter is those working with recycled materials, with Lucentia, Michelle Brand and Sarah Turner.

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It is fabulous to see all of us working with light brought together in one place and I am very proud to be part of this.

Hannah Nunn is well-known for her paper-cut lamps and her lighting and craft shop Radiance in Hebden Bridge, which showcases the work of many makers.  She has done a great job!

 

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