Archived since March/April 1973
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Crafts is the world's leading magazine devoted to making.

Published six times a year by the Crafts Council UK, Crafts offers the latest news, reviews and opinion, alongside a selection of in-depth features, challenging essays and critical debate from the best writers in the business. Crafts champions high-quality contemporary craft practice nationally and internationally, as well as its impact on social, economic and cultural life.

The complete digital archive includes every issue of Crafts since 1973, providing readers with an unparalleled history of making; an essential resource for students, academics, researchers or anyone with an interest in craft.

Latest Issue

Crafts’ Mind & Body issue explores how the enrapturing act of making can boost your wellbeing and examines how craftspeople are using their work to delve inside our inner worlds. We meet makers who are shifting perceptions about our so-called imperfections and how our bodies change over time, including Hanne Friis, the artist whose visceral textiles grace our cover. We put Jacob van der Beugel’s cellular sculptures under the microscope and look at hair as a high art form, in the hands of Sonya Clark and other international makers. We also explore the therapeutic value of creativity, and how making can be an act of care.



The issue also includes a special Careers in Craft guide with advice on finding the right path for you and creating a brand that stands out.

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  • First Issue: March/April 1973
  • Latest Issue: May/ June 2021
  • Issue Count: 292
  • Page Count: 29,063
  • Published: Bi-monthly
  • ISSN: 2514-393X

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