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.
In this issue, Crafts’ editor Grant Gibson takes a trip to the Dutch countryside to pay a visit to Maarten Baas and the man who has been making his often extraordinary work for many years, Bas den Herder.
We meet this issue’s cover star, David Bielander, one of contemporary jewellery’s most intriguing artists, as he prepares for a major exhibition of his work now showing at mudac in Lausanne, and catch up with textile innovator Elaine Ng to find out more about her work with villagers from San Du in China.
PLUS: esteemed ceramist Claire Curneen talks to Emma Crichton-Miller about new departures in her practice, artist Aaron Angell tells us where he looks for inspiration and Sebastian Cox explains why he’s warming to digital technology.