Being a maker is more than just creating. Behind the creation of handmade object there is a process that includes the formation of narratives that communicate to the user the story of the object and practice. Inherent in this the process is writing.
Read up on all the myths busted and the expert advice excavated from bringing together representatives from the Australia Council for the Arts,Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and Asialink to talk about grants and funding.
We’re constantly trawling the net for research, education and inspiration here at Craft. There are a magnitude of sites that feed us, one great resource is the website Collosal | Art, Design and Visual Culture - although not specifically classified as craft the site features artists employing craft processes in their making
Ceramicist and craft commentator Robyn Phelan has uploaded content to her blog Looking With Soft Eyes in which she reviews recent exhibitions, in particular she makes commentary on the following four artists having showed in the past month.
Christine Cholewa's work uses graphic imagery to record and detail moments in life, in particular showing the evolving connection between humans and nature through blown, fused and sandblasted glass panels.
Craft is pleased to publish Instruments of contentment – Furniture and poetic sustainability, a book by Associate Director Student Experience at Monash University and Art Critic for The Age, Robert Nelson.