Crafts Issue No. 234 January/February 2012


  • Celebrating its first anniversary, Studio Manifold is a collective of nine RCA graduates who have discovered that there is strength in numbers 

  • In an extract from her new book 'On Jewellery', Liesbeth den Besten explains why all that glitters is not necessarily gold 

  • Emma Love meets lighting designer Alex Randall whose work combines rawhide, hot air ballooning and Freddie Mercury 

  • And as the shape of things , a two-year scheme celebrating the many facets of British identity, draws to a close, Emma Crichton Miller meets silversmith Chien-Wei Chang and assesses the project's impact