Craft Focus - April/May 2022 (Issue 90)

9 INDUSTRY NEWS  Industry news Latest news from the craf industry Painting competition for the Hahnemuhle calendar 2022 The Hahnemühle calendar painting competition 2023 is open! This year’s theme is: Colours of the Earth. Be inspired by the beauty of the earth in its breathtaking blaze of colours whether this is the orange glowing deserts, the bright red protruding Uluru Rock, the Canadian Indian Summer, or the ocean with its numerous shades of blue. Every country, every region has an immense wealth of colours. Show Hahnemühle your colours of the earth and be in the chance of winning! The contest is open for works of art in all painting, drawing and traditional etching techniques as well as mixed media that have been created on a Hahnemühle or Lana paper. Each image must be suitable for reproduction for the calendar in at least 40cm (W) x 30cm (H) in landscape format. By participating in the competition, each participant assures that they’re the sole author of the images submitted to the competition, that they’re free to dispose of the work and the rights of use and confirms that the works are free from third-party rights. A jury of experts will select the 12 best motifs from all of the permitted image submissions submitted in good time. The jury can request the originals from the participant for the final selection. The costs for sending in the originals are borne by the participant. Hahnemühle will return the originals after the end of the competition and will bear the costs for the return. The judgment of the jury is not contestable. The 12 best motifs selected by the jury will be published in the 2023 Hahnemühle calendar! The winners will be notified in writing by December 31, 2022 and announced on the website Each of the 12 winners receive an exclusive creative package worth a total of 350 as well as 10 copies of the 2023 calendar. Five entries are allowed per person. Entries can be submitted until May, 31st 2022 exclusively via the upload portal on the website Please do read the full Ts & Cs for further information. Good luck! Gemporia Partnership launches Gemporia Partnership is set to expand with the launch of HobbyMaker. The brand new live broadcast channel and website will showcase the very best of paper craft creativity as well as a range of other crafts and mediums. Viewers will be able to tune into presenters and skilled guests as they inspire their next crafting projects across online, Freeview and Sky channels. Steve Bennett, Chairman and Founder of the Partnership is thrilled to be launching the new channel, “We launched our first craftbased business JewelleryMaker in 2010, since then we’ve seen the craft sector grow and grow. We’re blown away everyday by the creativity of our team, our partners and our customers so we’re delighted to add paper craft to jewellery making and sewing.” “Our business became a majority employee-owned partnership in 2018. We build businesses and brands for the long term. I know our team will do a fantastic job showcasing the inspiring world of paper craft and more”, says Colin Wagstaffe Managing Director of the Partnership. HobbyMaker is keen to hear from vendors and individuals to discuss collaboration ahead of the launch. If you’re interested in working with the company email: