Polly Dickens: Craft and Culture at the Conran Shop
As creative director of the Conran Shop, Polly Dickens brings her love of handcrafted objects from around the world to bear on the products and collections that go into creating the Conran look. In conversation with Iain Aitch, Dickens explains how she finds suppliers and makers and how she brings together designers, makers and manufacturers for fruitful results.
Wendell Castle: Shifting Shapes and Breaking Rules
In a day spent with the legendary furniture maker and sculptor Wendell Castle at his work studio in Scottsville, New York, Laurie Manfra learns about his success as the result of a lifelong ambition to push the limits of materials, question the constraints of craftsmanship and defy the inclinations of the art and craft markets.
Christa Assad: A Life Made from Mud
Ensconced in a new studio in Berkeley, California, Christa Assad finds herself at a comfortable place in her life as a studio potter.
In This Issue
A Marquetry Odyssey: Historical Objects and Personal Work
By Silas Kopf
Hudson Hills Press
Henry Moore Textiles
The British sculptor Henry Moore is known worldwide for monumental works in organic shapes, often inspired by stones, bones and seashells, and also
Kevin Coates: A Hidden Alchemy, Goldsmithing: Jewels and Table-pieces
By Elizabeth Goring, Helen Clifford, Nel Romano, Francoise Carli, Kevin Coates
Arnoldsche Art Publishers
The Fat Booty of Madness: The Jewellery Department at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich
Texts (English and German)
by Florian Hufnagel, Maribel Königer, Ellen Maurer Zilioli and Otto Künzli
Arnoldsche Art Publishers
Arline Fisch: Creatures From the Deep
Fisch dives in with textile techniques applied to metal, creating a shimmering street-side aquarium of jellyfish sculptures for the Racine Art Museum's Windows on Fifth Gallery.
Give & Take
We invite your opinions. Honest.
Here, There & Everywhere
"I wanted something unpredictable.
When Joseph Walsh was eight years old he fell in love with wood.
Sue Taylor offers an in-depth appreciation of kiln-glass master Klaus Moje's retrospective at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon.
Possibilities: Rising Stars of Contemporary Craft in North Carolina
Kate Dobbs Ariail assesses six "rising stars" at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design.
Making is Thinking
Barry Schwabsky considers two weighty books that in distinctive ways reexamine the place of manual skill in our culture.
Making it While Making it
Pondering what it means to "make it" in the arts.
Material Matters: Quiltmaking in the 21st Century
Materially speaking, quilt makers today have left tradition behind. Investigating the quilts in the Columbus Museum of Art show "Material Matters," Christine Kaminsky discovers bold works that broach new frontiers of meaning, materials and techniques.
Providence, Rhode Island: Culture Fest
Shannon Sharpe finds that craft thrives among an abundance of arts venues, events and festivities…
Robert Sperry: The Artist as Observer
American Museum of Ceramic Art
Robert Sperry: Bright Abyss
Francine Seders Gallery
September 5-October 12, 2008
Seeing Red: The Intrigue of Russian Textiles
Susan Meller, a veteran textile collector, has assembled and published an eye-dazzling array of Russian-manufactured fabrics made for the bazaars of Central Asia. Andrea DiNoto queries her on the allure of these colorful cloths and garments and on her tech-savvy approach to locating choice examples.
Where I'm Coming From
The Grand Hand Gallery
619 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102