Best of Europe:  glass bowl by Róisín de Buitléar

In our age of mass production and perfect manufactured replicas, does making things by hand matter any more? Exploring Homo Faber, a huge exhibition d(...)

John Lee:  “I’ve probably got more adventurous with experience. Before I would have thought, how am I going to make that? You get more confident. I tell myself, there is a way.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Co Meath-based furniture-maker John Lee is this year’s winner of the Golden Fleece Award. Established in 2001, the prize offers artists and makers(...)

A vessel on base by Liam Flynn

As contemporary art has embraced conceptualism and various kinds of socially engaged practices, the traditional notion of the artist as someone who wo(...)