When putting together this issue on the theme Forge, we knew we had to include blacksmithing and jewelry, stories of artists who have forged new paths, and stories of people with the vision to create change. But this issue holds other surprises.
Many magazines publish their version of “the fashion issue.” Welcome to ours, which covers so much more than what’s stylish now.
The stories in this issue highlight how wonder plays a role in the way humans design, create, and experience craft.
The 80th anniversary issue of American Craft focuses on relationships—from an artist’s deep connection to materials to the networks of people within the larger craft ecosystem.
For this issue, we looked to the craft community to find stories about many ways of flourishing.
Craft can console us and offer us a more grounded way forward. We offer this issue as a balm, as nourishment in difficult times.
This issue explores the gifts of craft – among them, the benefits that come with making.
In this issue, we share stories of craft legacies that will help us all to better comprehend how people, movements, and events today fit within the longer timeline of humanity.
We all need beauty, especially in times of challenge and grief. It inspires us to continue on.
This issue highlights the shared handwork in cooking and craft, looking at ingredients as materials and the kitchen table as a site for making, gathering, sharing, and learning.
Craft and Design are often considered separate disciplines, but those definitions are blurring. Both provide different yet equally vital sets of tools for solving problems.
This issue attempts to expand and complicate popular narratives about “the home” and craft’s role in creating one.
In this issue, American Craft showcases both reflections on the year coming to a close and opportunities offered by the new one.
Every two years, the American Craft Council recognizes the next generation of craft talent and scholarship with our Emerging Voices Awards.
If all the world’s a stage, then craftspeople are its builders.
This issue of American Craft is all about thinking global.
This issue of American Craft is all about animals.
This issue of American Craft is all about ceramics.
This issue of American Craft is all about tools.
The October/November issue of American Craft is available now.