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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.
Our March/April 2020 issue asks vital questions about the place of craft in a fast-changing world.
As the Crafts Council’s new London gallery opens, leading practitioners involved in its inaugural exhibition emphasise the life-affirming nature of making, while a new generation of fashion and jewellery designers adapt to the times, using artisanal skills to challenge and provoke. We assess the impact of Grymsdyke Farm, a laboratory for experimental making in rural Buckinghamshire, and visit the home of ceramicist Carol McNicoll, where high and low art and craft are jumbled together in an exuberant collage.
Elsewhere in the issue, we talk performance and pottery with rising star Shawanda Corbett, eye up a sugary feast by food historian Ivan Day and ask Australian artist Yhonnie Scarce about the inspiration behind her art, which shines a light on the oppression of Aboriginal people.