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.
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Crafts issue 290: September/October 2021
What are the moments, people, objects, trends and innovations that have defined craft over the last 50 years? In this issue, Crafts puts the question to some of the UK’s creative giants – from Grayson Perry to Magdalene Odundo – and the results are full of surprises.
With the cultural world now back in action, Crafts explores the work of Halima Cassell, whose sculptures currently loom large in the gardens of an opera house, and plumber-turned-artist Chris Day, whose glass artworks confronting Britain’s role in the slave trade are on show in the grounds of a stately home this autumn.
Meanwhile, the magazine visits the home of Olivier Gabet, director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, which brims with eclectic finds, and toasts the act of dining together once more, looking at how the humble plate is heaped with new significance. Finally, check out this issue to discover the 2021 craft graduates who are set for success.