hole & corner

hole & corner is a quarterly magazine about people who spend more time doing than talking, for whom content is more important than style; whose work is their life. it’s about telling stories of dedication.



issue #17 of Hole & Corner responds to the theme of ‘elements’ which focuses its attention on artists and designers using natural methods and materials to create great work. They include ceramicist Joanna Still in Wiltshire and artist Martha Sturdy in British Columbia who discuss how the elements inform their practice; there’s a visit to Bosnia to see first-hand the woodcarving skills of the furniture maker, Zanat; and there’s also looks at essential oils; the work of designer Ilse Crawford; and the crazy world of Oliver de Sagazan.

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‘Nest’ is the theme of issue 16 of Hole & Corner. Through this theme they explore what home means to many people, including one excellent essay and profile of Mexican weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez, who after spending a decade in the US returned to his village, Teotitlán del Valle to celebrate his Zapotec roots. The photography that accompanies this article is particularly noteworthy. Elsewhere, this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize winner, Alex de Rijke, talks about community, materials and the beauty of constraint; Eel Pie Island; Sue Skeen; and the art of the nest.

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issue #15, ‘the natural issue’, of hole & corner. in it, there is the work of laura ellen bacon (who also featured in the latest edition of rakesprogress); the landscape photographer mark mattock; artist tom joyce, who uses iron as his raw material in his industrial scale sculptures; sebastian cox, who grows his own furniture using fungi; as well as a profile of f. percy smith, the esoteric godfather of natural history filmmaking. elsewhere there is wild swimming; taking time out just to think; biodynamic farmers and ley lines.

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