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 explores the notion of movement – something we took for granted before the pandemic confined us to our homes. We examine the textile dreamscapes of artist Jordan Nassar, whose work meditates on migration and what it means to be born into a diaspora, and we investigate the art of bespoke bicycle-making. Meanwhile, author Anthony Horowitz muses on the mechanical magic of automata, and the Handspring Puppet Company tells us how it is pulling the strings of an ambitious travelling art festival evoking the refugee experience.
The March/April issue also spotlights the artists making their debut at Collect – the international art fair for contemporary craft and design – as well as the makers at this year’s virtual event who are pushing the sculptural possibilities of paper. This special issue also includes the Collect 2021 catalogue: the tangible, physical way to explore the digital edition of the fair.