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Head, Hand and Heart 2024 John Ruskin believed that the move from hand crafted objects to machine made mass-produced goods during the industrial revolution was detrimental to workers, physically, mentally and emotionally. He thought that industrialisation removed workers from the artistic process and as a result from nature itself. Ruskin felt that this dehumanized the worker and led to a loss of dignity. Ruskin advocated producing art and craft as he thought it brought “the hand, the head and the heart” together, helping to create a more purposeful and fulfilling way of life.
Seven fresh perspectives on the Ruskin Collection online Seven interns from Manchester Metropolitan University, working with Guild Master Rachel Dickinson in the summer of 2021, have explored the Guild's Ruskin Collection online, and come up with their own responses to what they discovered, guided by the brief to create something of interest for people between the ages of 16-24.
Sheffield The Guild is deeply connected to the city of Sheffield and its people, owning the Ruskin Collection, now cared for and displayed by Sheffield Museums Trust, which was given by John Ruskin for the benefit of the working people of the city. From 2014 - 2019 the Guild ran an annual programme of events and activities to rediscover the city's Ruskin legacy, entitled Ruskin in Sheffield., which culminated in Ruskin's bicentenary year, 2019.
Ruskin and Sheffield - a reflection by Clive Wilmer. Former Master of the Guild Clive Wilmer reflects on the relationship between John Ruskin and the city and people of Sheffield.
Ruskin Land in the Wyre Forest Ruskin Land is an area of woodland, meadows and orchard in the Wyre Forest near Bewdley in Worcestershire, owned and cared for by the Guild of St George.