Over the past four decades, my work has been published in leading magazines and national newspapers, including 15 years of contributing to the Financial Times. More recently, I have concentrated mainly on books, with my most recent, ‘Craft Britain’ (co-authored with David Linley) bringing together many strands of my expertise.
I am represented by Caroline Michel of PFD: firstname.lastname@example.org
Craft is at the very heart of British identity, from stained-glass windows in country churches to the Enid Blyton charm of thatched houses and the ceremonial livery worn by horses at Buckingham Palace. The burgeoning of digital craftsmanship is also enriching ground-breaking technologies, including microbial weaving and bespoke-made vessels for growing human tissue. Craft Britain brings together watchmakers with saddlers; bell casters with neon benders; shoemakers with silversmiths; potters with orrery-makers; stonemasons with weavers; embroiderers with basket-makers – and a myriad other craft traditions. It is a timely reminder that our rich culture of making is still dynamic and relevant today.
Craft Britain by Helen Chislett and David Linley published by OH editions, 2022