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 May/June 2018 issue has arrived!
Inside, we launch the first power list of British craft – an attempt to find out who the most influential people in the field are, from writers to makers, collectors to curators. To do this, we invited 30 leading experts to nominate five names each in descending order of importance. And the results proved to be both fascinating and a cue for conversation and debate. We hope you’ll join in using #CraftsPowerList
Also in this issue, we meet Intoart, a pioneering Peckham-based collective breaking down the barriers facing artists with learning disabilities, Esther Freud on her new play Stitchers, and a trip to the studio of Mackinnon & Saunders, the puppet-making company whose credits include Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox.
Plus: celebrated ceramists James and Tilla Waters show us round their bucolic workshop in rural Wales; our guide to this year’s London Craft Week; Tanya Harrod ponders a turn to textiles in contemporary art and leading makers and artists offer advice to the next generation in our annual Graduates Special.