Friday Craft Film - Power of Making

For the second in our blog series on craft films, we look at a piece made for the recent ‘Power of Making’ exhibition.

From October 2011 to January 2012, the V&A and Crafts Council celebrated the role of making in our lives by presenting Power of Making at the V&A London. Power of Making was a selection of over 100 crafted objects, ranging from a life-size crochet bear to a ceramic eye patch, a fine metal flute to dry stone walling. The exhibition was a ‘cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world to present a snapshot of making in our time.’

As part of the exhibition, a special film was commission which delved into the lives of four working makers: shoe designer Marloes ten Bhömer, crochetdermist Shauna Richardson, artist, curator and glass designer Matt Durran and flute-maker Stephen Wessel.

Take a look at The Power of Making on Vimeo, or watch it below:

Power of Making from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.

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If you have an online craft film you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. We're looking for films that showcase craft makers, special craft projects/exhibitions, enterprises, or other fun and quirky films that help to celebrate craft. 

It could be a film of you at work, a narrated film about the inspiration behind your craft, a film made for an exhibition, or something else. 

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  • A short description of the film, including any credits
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