Richard Benson

Robin Wood, craftsman

My interview with Robin Wood, Peak District-based wooden bowl turner and chairman of the Heritage Crafts Association, is in issue of Hole & Corner, out now. Wood is an important spokesperson for modern craftsmen and women for several reasons, the most interesting one for me being his understanding of how craft works – always worked […]

The Rites of Spring on Portobello Beach

On this, the first warmish weekend of the year, I’m in¬†Edinburgh, visiting my mother in law with Laura¬†and the children, seeing Spring being welcomed in with a raw, ritual Celtic lustiness. The curtains of mist have only just withdrawn from the city, the temperatures may have risen by only a fraction of a degree, but […]