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Crafts magazine Issue No. 254

The Luxury Issue

In our biggest issue ever we celebrate the third Crafts Council and V&A partnership exhibition, What is Luxury? exploring craft’s complex relationship with luxury in this special edition of the magazine.

Also in this issue:

  • On the eve of what could be his last-ever exhibition, we talk to the ceramist Rupert Spira about a career in clay
  • There’s a picture essay from William Hall’s new book, Brick, which celebrates one of our most ubiquitous, yet underappreciated, building materials
  • We catch up with furniture designer Sebastian Cox and willow-weaver Laura Ellen Bacon to discuss their inspiring new collaboration
  • Gareth Neal asks if the word ‘craft’ can lose its meaning

PLUS, three free supplements:

What is Luxury?

  • Journalist and broadcaster, Paul Mason on the economics of luxury
  • Curators Jana Scholze and Leanne Wierzba introduce What is Luxury?
  • Crafts Council’s head of exhibitions and collections, Annabelle Campbell on the meaning of value

The Graduates

  • Emma Love asks the country’s leading makers and retailers for one piece of advice for today’s graduates
  • Peter Mosley considers the importance of the carefully-calculated risk
  • Julia Bennett highlights the issues facing education and making

Crafts Guide to COLLECT 2015

  • Our editor, Grant Gibson profiles Tord Boontje
  • Corinne Julius previews the Crafts Council jewellery exhibition, I AM HERE
  • Emma Love on the experimental work coming together for COLLECT Open

To view the guide online, simply create a free Crafts Council account to view the guide on your dashboard. 


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