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Highlights from the Handling Collection

Started in 1979, the Crafts Council Handling Collection is a wonderful learning resource of over 700 objects. Some of the examples below from this collection were used in our successful 2015 First Decade learning programme which you can read more about in our First Decade blog.
Pomanders of a Synaesthete
2015  (HC1086)
(no date)  (HC711)
In The Frame
2010  (HC713)
Square Dish with Stripes
2010  (HC1088)
2015  (HC1067)
(no date)  (HC52)
2015  (HC1069)
Perspex Multiple
1976  (HC398)
Perspex Multiple
1976  (HC399)
Flexible Armpiece
1978 - 1979  (HC734)
Perspex Multiple
1976  (HC397)
Skirt 315
(no date)  (HC.2018.1)
Digitally Hammered Silver Bowl
2011  (HC389)
c. 1995  (HC128)
Woven card bag
(no date)  (HC674)
Cactus Trolley Clock
2001  (HC388)
Sequins - white
2012  (HC1085)
Paper Sample
1992  (HC750)
Dark Jewel
2010  (HC695)
Painted silksample
(no date)  (HC754)
2010  (HC1059)
Hexagonal weave sample
(no date)  (HC692)
IKAT sample
c. 1980  (HC512)
Study piece for 'Flowers for the Girls'
1992  (HC533)
'Rapid Eye' Baguette basket
1993  (HC675)
Machine embroidery sample
c.1990  (HC507)
Rayon packing strap woven sample
c. 1985  (HC437)
Tie dye stages
(no date)  (HC496)
Hard Look II' (part 1: 'mortar')
2011  (HC749.1)
Hard Look II' (part 2: 'pestle')
2011  (HC749.2)
Market Estate
2011  (HC714)
Grid Sample
1998  (HC671)
Tin fish
c.1995  (HC606)
Unglazed object
(no date)  (HC96)
Boat automata/sculpture
c.1995  (HC605)
Interlocked Wool Square
1976  (HC1022)
Fob Off Keyring
c.1997  (HC648)
Asymmetrical Piece
(no date)  (HC324)
Fragile Grasp
1992  (HC382)
Man Made Twigs
c.1995  (HC718)
Plytube table
2010  (HC1050)
2010  (HC1051)
Tapestry on frame
c.1990  (HC376)
Small twisted coiled necklace ('Twist Twist' model)
2010  (HC737)
2010  (HC268)
Box Chair
1997  (HC707)
Crocodile Brooch
c.1985  (HC726)
Crocheted brooch
2008  (HC400)
Forged Titanium Bangle Bracelet
2009  (HC1083)
Portfolio for A Prospect of Gardens
2017  (HC1105)
Pebble Wrapped with 1mm Stainless Steel Wire
2014  (HC1084)
1982  (HC378)
Bioresin Egg
2002  (HC1087)
Spiral bangle
1982  (HC377)
V&A Portrait Project Tile 5
2009-10  (HC1057)
Tile sample
c.1990  (HC167)
'Anne' Table Leg Sample
2007  (HC1070)
Irregular shaped Brooch
1982  (HC731)
Kite Shaped Brooch
1982  (HC730)
2011  (HC704)
Mug and Stand
1994  (HC293)
Quilting study
1992  (HC460)
Modelled hand – terracotta
1980s  (HC202)
Back of head added
1980s?  (HC198)
2016  (HC1073)
Copper Head Blank
2016  (HC1074)
2004  (HC411)
Wait Chair
1996  (HC710)
White earthenware sample
c.1990  (HC169)
Red earthenware sample with blue and white stripe
c.1990  (HC168)
Wooden Bowl
1986  (HC387)
(no date)  (HC2)
Porcelain Sandwich
2014  (HC1055)
T-bridle Joint
(no date)  (HC570)
Punch stamp decoration
(no date)  (HC587)
Router cut for inserting
(no date)  (HC583)
Wiggly Wood
(no date)  (HC393)
Through A Glass
201  (HC361)
Jig for five end spiral plait if made in centre cane
2010  (HC702)
Porcelain spiral plait
2010  (HC703)
Spiral arm piece
1994  (HC694)
Handling Sample (1 of 2) (Untitled)
1998  (HC1081)