The Clerkenwell Post, November 2015

In November, The Clerkenwell Post published Violin Solo, my story about violin-maker Andreas Hudelmayer who was also featured in my recent book Makers of East London.

Clerkenwell is full of craftspeople, but perhaps one of the more unusual is Andreas Hudelmayer – a luthier, or maker of stringed instruments based at Crafts Central. Katie Treggiden finds out how exactly a violin is made.

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The Clerkenwell Post, September 2015

I wrote The Whole Spectrum for the September / October 2015 issue of The Clerkenwell Post – a preview of 100% Design with a special focus on their theme of colour and local exhibitors. (All copy as submitted.)

As the London Design Festival approaches, Katie Treggiden talks to the trend forecaster behind 100% Design’s 12 Colours for 2016 and shares her picks of Clerkenwell-based exhibitors.

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The Clerkenwell Post, May 2015

May’s issue of the Clerkenwell Post featured Touch Wood my story about the Invisible Store of Happiness – a collaboration between the American Hardwood Export Council, Sebastian Cox and Laura Ellen Bacon that resulted in a site-specific installation for Clerkenwell Design Week.

Clerkenwell Design Week is known for making an impact – not least with its much talked about street installations. Katie Treggiden goes behind the scenes to find out more about the three-metre high American hardwood structure that furniture designer Sebastian Cox and outdoor sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon are making for the archway at the Order of Saint John.

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