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.
Inside our spring issue, we meet Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota, renowned around the world for her site-specific installations using wool thread, as she prepares to take over the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s 18th century chapel, and pay a visit to the studio of artist and maker Jochen Holz, whose wobbly lamp-worked creations in glass star on our latest cover.
Artist Matt Smith takes us through his plans to remake the displays of the Fitzwilliam Museum, fashion design, craft collector and founder of the Loewe Craft Prize Jonathan Anderson shares his inspirations, and design futures studio Franklin Till introduce some of the makers transforming our material world.
Plus: Tanya Harrod on the problem of plastic; the generous art of Adejoke Tugbiyele; how Thomas Chippendale became a brand; up and away with hot air balloon makers Cameron Balloons; Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread reviewed.