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This report helps to identify and define how the notion of ‘place’ is interpreted and expressed across the contemporary craft sector and in the role of making. It also explores how the changing concept of ‘local’ is impacting on the business models and practices of UK craft makers.
The study provides a flavour of the breadth of business models and practices contemporary UK crafts-makers are adopting in response to a number of identified macro-level challenges. The examples presented demonstrate that rather than becoming less significant, ‘place’ and the ‘local’ in contemporary craft-making are becoming ever more important.
The Studying Craft report is research commissioned by the Crafts Council and is a comprehensive examination of contemporary craft education in England.
The research examined all stages of formal education and training from Key Stage 4 to postgraduate study to look at provision and participation in craft courses for the last five academic years.
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- Defining and measuring craft: Definitions 1998 – 2012 - June 2013
- Defining and measuring craft: Proposals for a way forward - June 2013
- How Makers and Craft Organisations are Using Social Media - Oct 2012
- Craft & Enterprise - March 2012
- From Cell to System – Making Innovation Work - March 2012
- Craft in an Age of Change - February 2012
- Education Literature Review - Dec 2011
- Craft and Higher Education - Dec 2011
- Crafting Capital: New technologies, new economies - Nov 2011
- Craft and Rural Development - June 2011
- Craft & the Digital World - May 2011
- Craft and Wellbeing – March 2011
- Craft & Environmental Sustainability - Nov 2010
- Consuming Craft - June 2010
- Making Value - June 2010
- Crafting Futures - June 2010