The aim of the Journal of Modern Craft website is to generate debate about the place of craft in the contemporary world. The scholarship in the print journal provides a unique opportunity to engage in an informed discussion about the trajectory of craft in modernity, from the Arts & Crafts movement to the modern day. The journal’s blog posts provide a space to profile individual craft writers and practitioners who have developed opinions that contribute to the broader understanding of particular craft questions.
Themes change every three months in step with the print journal. With each issue, one article is available for free download. The particular question for that theme is designed to open up discussion related to the article.
Blog posts should be short – less than 800 words. They are opportunities for exercising opinion and so suit a personal voice. This can include responses to articles in the print journal. A blog post can feature an example of craft practice that informs the current theme.
It is best to have at least one image for each post. You need to get permission from the artist or relevant institution to use that image.
Let’s delve into the mystery of craft in our world today.