A podcast where artists and artisans tell their stories through the materials they choose.
Arts and culture to enjoy at home
Douglas Robinson says in his episode, ‘An amazing place to see the virtuosity of artisans is to go to the cemetery of Genoa.’ As we discover, he’s right.
An enormous statue of an Indian holy saint, Pramashwar – The Infinite, is being carved by Nicola Stagetti at Stagetti Studios for a sanctuary in Hathras, India.
Extreme times call for extreme measures, but how do we capitalise and make good on the attention drawn to social problems during coronavirus?
Sometimes we all just want to fly away, but lockdown complicates that, so here’s a simple way to take an imaginary trip by using an everyday material – a sheet of paper.
Russian-American sculptor Sergey Eylanbekov, describes how he created the Dwight D Eisenhower Memorial in this fascinating video.
British sculptor, Antony Gormley has certainly captured the essence of how many of us have felt during recent days with his work Hold.
Luke Jerram, a UK artist from Bristol has produced a glass sculpture of a coronavirus. The 23cm replica of Covid-19 is two million times larger than actual size.
American sculptor, Anna Ladd went to France to contribute to the 1914–18 war effort by producing cosmetic masks for men disfigured in the fighting.
‘The paper seduced me’, Picasso told a friend in 1943. An exhibition at the Royal Academy, London, reveals a lesser known aspect of the artist’s practice.
Artist Lucy Dickens is raising money for the Trussell Trust, a charity supporting food banks across the UK. Donate £50 and she’ll create a portrait in coloured pencil.
Italian filmmaker Yuri Ancarani captures the otherworldly landscape of a marble quarry in north-west Italy as Il Capo (The Chief) guides his men through the extraction process.
Covid-19 turned the world upside down. We last interviewed in February, so episodes do not reflect the current crisis. However, our blog aims to share more topical information.