Current Issue: Journal of Modern Craft 8.3

Editorial Introduction (full text available)


Burnishing History: The Legacies of Maria Martinez and Nesta Nala in Dialogue: Part I: An Historian’s Perspective by Elizabeth Perrill

Burnishing History: The Legacies of Maria Martinez and Nesta Nala in Dialogue: Part II: An Artist’s Conversation by Barbara Gonzales, Jabulile Nala, Thembile Nala, Elizabeth Perrill (editor/facilitator), Nozipho Zulu (translator/faciliator), Nomusa Mabaso (transcription)

Needlepoint for Men: Craft and Masculinity in Postwar America by Joseph McBrinn

Selling Pictorialist Photography as Craft: Alice Austin’s Artistic Production and Role in the Boston’s Society of Arts and Crafts between 1900 and 1933 by Caroline M. Riley


Peripatetic Making: a borrowed space, time continuum by Phoebe Cummings


Commentary by Ewan Clayton

Visiting Edward Johnston by Margaret Alexander


Beadwork, Art and the Body: Dilo Tse Dints/Abundance reviewed by Hlonipha Mokoena

WEGNER – Just One Good Chair reviewed by Joakim Borda-Pedreira

All the World’s Futures: The Venice Biennale 2015 reviewed by Glenn Adamson


Craft, Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics, 19th – 20th Century reviewed by Emma Ferry

Intimate Collaborations: Kandinsky & Munter, Arp & Taueber reviewed by Andrea Feeser

7 thoughts on “Current Issue: Journal of Modern Craft 8.3

  1. I have just visited the Pathmakers exhibition in new York. I would like a copy of the July 15 issue of your Journal on the theme of the exhibition. Can you tell me when it will be published?
    Kind regards
    She Greig

  2. Greetings,
    I am attempting to reach Tanya Harrod, with regards to the ceramic artist Joslyn Tilson. I am a specialist at Clars Auction Gallery, were we have consigned two of her terracotta sculptural works for our November auction. They were both formerly part of a 2010 exhibition at Galerie Besson, Royal Arcade, London, “Calle Lunga S. Barnaba” and “S. Toma”, 11″h x 8″w. Might you have some since of value for this pieces? I do not want to under value them and unintentionally damage her sales record. Any assistance would be greatly appreciate. Take care,

  3. To Whom It May Concern:

    I am on an endeavor to have my mothers contribution to porcelain art recognized. She was born and raised here in the state of Arkansas. Recently, I had some of her work appraised by Little Rock appraiser Jennifer Carmen and she said that my mothers porcelain work compares to Lladro porcelain. She taught porcelain extensively throughout the southeast US and had over 70 published articles in ceramic journals in US. Her techniques and abilities were sought after worldwide. Her work began in the late 1960’s in casting of clay ceramics and she advanced exclusively to porcelain by the mid 1980’s until her death in 2010. She advanced herself into the mixing of certain mediums to produce her own exclusive colors for skin tones, etc. She was known for ability to produce beautiful flowers and blend colors that produced outstanding works and one of a kind porcelain works of art. My endeavor is to have her recognized for her contribution to Arkansas as an outstanding artist. My father Dean Wisdom is still living and was married to my mother for over 50 years. He owns much of her work, as I do. I have contacted The Arkansas Heritage Museum and The Craft Council of America. Any help or direction you could provide would greatly be appreciated. If you would like photos of some of her work, I would be happy to send them to you. I promise you will not be disappointed. Truly, she was an outstanding artists. Thank you for your time.


    Lisa Wisdom Blair
    Phone: 501-580-2795

  4. Dear Lauren,
    Please see my email correspondence for a reply to your enquiry.
    Digital Editor.

  5. Dear Lisa,
    Thank you for your comment and the information about your mother’s ceramic practice.
    For further guidance for articles please follow the link here. We do not often publish articles about single makers without a thorough investigation of the historical, social or political contexts in which they operated. Do keep this in mind if you would like to submit an article and make sure to read previous issues of the Journal to get a sense of the tone and content of the articles we publish.
    Digital Editor.

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