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June/July 2019

June/July 2019

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This issue is all about thinking globally, and we're spotlighting a handful of international craft hubs: glass in Australia, textiles in India, furniture in Sweden, ceramics in Korea, metalsmithing in Mexico, and more. Plus, Tanya Aguiñiga shows how making things – and the things themselves – can help form community across barriers, and the nascent Climate Museum takes on our worldwide crisis.

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Feature Articles

Around the World

Artists from near and far continue to reinvent craft.

Korea: Twice-Told Tales

Ceramist Yunhee Lee’s narrative works combine imagination and a rich craft legacy.

Sweden: The Extraordinary In the Ordinary

David Ericsson’s furniture is spare and elegant – but might not be as minimalist as you think.

Mexico: Bringing It with Her

Lorena Angulo channels a childhood spent traveling through Mexico.

Australia: The Land of Oz

Duo Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott and solo artist Elizabeth Mavrick make their mark in glass.

India: Weaving it Together

Archana Shah’s clothing company Bandhej celebrates India’s textile history and points to its future.

Object Lessons

Tanya Aguiñiga shows how making things – and the things themselves – can help form community across barriers.


Nomadic art quilter Laura Preston knows how to make the most of a small space.

More from This Issue

Laura Preston

From the Editor: Common Bonds

The artists featured on the pages of our first international issue may speak different languages, practice different religions, and live in different climates, but they all share a passion for the handmade.
Aliki van der Kruijs process

Made By Rain

Dutch artist Aliki van der Kruijs’ Made by Rain clothing lets people “wear the weather.”
Alexandra Kehayoglou, Shelter for a Memory

Magic Carpets

Alexandra Kehayoglou’s rugs evoke vanishing landscapes and verdant memories.
Serge Attukwei Clottey, Packed Community

Out of Whole Cloth

Serge Attukwei Clottey works not to elevate the everyday, but to recognize the creativity and wonder that already reside within it.
Mira Nakashima sofa

Shows to See: June/July 2019

This summer, international designers, collagists, textile artists, and glass experimenters have work on view around the country.
Sophie Southgate, Spectrum series

Sophie Southgate

With British potter Sophie Southgate’s bowls, first looks can be deceiving.
The Foraged Home

Ties That Bind

Reviews of The Foraged Home, Weaving Modernism, and William Simmonds.