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    The great debate: Crafts issue 283

    Our March/April 2020 issue asks vital questions about the place of craft in a fast-changing world. As the Crafts Council’s new London gallery opens, leading practitioners involved in its inaugural exhibition emphasise the life-affirming nature of making, while a new generation of fashion and jewellery designers adapt to the times, using artisanal skills to challenge and provoke. We assess the impact of Grymsdyke Farm, a laboratory for experimental making in rural Buckinghamshire, and visit the home of ceramicist Carol McNicoll, where high and low art and craft are jumbled together in an exuberant collage.

    Elsewhere in the issue, we talk performance and pottery with rising star Shawanda Corbett, eye up a sugary feast by food historian Ivan Day and ask Australian artist Yhonnie Scarce about the inspiration behind her art, which shines a light on the oppression of Aboriginal people.



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