Archived since March/April 1973 Complete Archive Biannually

301 issues

Crafts is the world's leading magazine devoted to making. Published 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.

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In the Spring/Summer 2023 issue of Crafts, we meet the makers using craft to forge connections. Our cover star, Aamu Song – co-founder of design studio Company – travels the world with her partner Johan Olin to learn about age-old techniques from master artisans, while Cecilia Charlton creates textile artworks that weave together narratives spanning space and time. Dissident artist Ai Weiwei shares why he treasures his 40-ton collection of buttons for the memories that they trigger, while couturier-to-the-stars Sabyasachi Mukherjee collaborates with thousands of craftspeople across India to create his intricate garments. Elsewhere, we take a walk on the wild side with the potters digging deep for their own clay
Meanwhile, artist Theaster Gates contemplates the metaphysics of making, and furniture designer Sebestian Cox champions rewilding. Our critics and writers delve into the tumultuous history of tartan, the queer activists using craft to change lives, the crafty origins of the word spinster and a new digital home for the Benin Bronzes.
Finally, we spotlight the craftspeople cultivating their own materials in an effort to regain their bond with the earth – from harvesting indigo and raising sheep, to experimenting with mushrooms, plant roots and insects. 

Subjects: Art And Design, Art, Crafts, Culture

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  • First Issue: March/April 1973
  • Latest Issue: Spring/Summer 2023
  • Issue Count: 301
  • Published: Biannually
  • ISSN: 2514-393X