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.
As our homes become our temples this winter, Crafts visits textile artist Billie Zangewa, whose silk collages draw on her own domestic environment and closest relationships to tell universal stories. Also in this issue, we explore Stoke-on-Trent’s ceramics legacy with artist Neil Brownsword, who is celebrating the city’s indigenous craft knowledge in a new exhibition.
Elsewhere, we spotlight craftspeople with fresh approaches to the environmental crisis – from designers creating objects and ideas that foster biodiversity to makers mining electronic waste for gold. Plus we meet a new wave of craft entrepreneurs who are balancing environmental and social values with profits.
Meanwhile, our critics revel in a futurist fantasy land in Italy, and artist Theaster Gates’ ode to clay in London. Finally, Crafts' artist friends compile the ultimate Christmas wish list, and chef extraordinaire Prue Leith compares one maker’s weaving skills to the art of spinning noodles.