Journal of Modern Craft 9.2: Special Issue “Contemporary Asian Craft Worlds”

Editorial Introduction 
by Rebecca M. Brown and Jennifer Way (full text available)


Geographical Fixity of Affective Ties: How do Artists Respond to Geographical Indications  by Chandan Bose

Dismantling or Rehabilitating the Cult of the Craftsman Paradigm: Some Reflections of Jaidev Baigel’s Practice by Katherine Hacker

Beyond Yet Toward Representation: Diasporic Artists and Craft as Conceptualism in Contemporary Southeast Asia by Pamela N. Corey

“All Art is Part of the Same Constellation”: A Conversation on Craft and Artistic Practice with Heri Dono by Julie Romian

The Emergence of “Craft” and Migrant Entrepreneurship along the Global Commodity Chains for Fast Fashion in Southern China by Nellie Chu


Statement of Practice by Sopheap Pich


Commentary by Laurel Kendall

Selections from Human Cultural Treasures by Ye Yonghae


“Hand+: Expansion and Coexistance” and “Making Process”: Cheongju International Craft Biennale reviewed by Kevin Murray

“Zakka: Goods and Things” reviewed by Jessica Hemmings


Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design reviewed by Peta Carlin

The Event of the Thread reviewed by Lynn Setterington

Journal of Modern Craft 9.1

Editorial Introduction (full text available)


You Are Not a Lemming: The Imagined Resistance of Craft Citizenship by Kathleen Morris (full text available)

The Geo-cultural Conditions of Kintsugi by Guy Keulemans

A Brief History of Mail Art’s Engagement With Craft by Laura Dunkin-Hubby


On the Name of Book Wrighting: Irma Boom’s “Transformative Crossover” Production by Danné Ojeda and Irma Boom


Commentary by Stephen Knott

On the Relation of Architecture to its Constituent Parts by W. A. S. Benson


Crafted: Objects in Flux reviewed by Sarah Margolis-Pineo

Vivarium: Textile Work by Francisca Artigues, After Drawings by Her Son Miquel Barceló reviewed by Patricia Mato-Mora

Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewelry reviewed by Finn McCahon-Jones


The World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction reviewed by Thomas S.J. Smith

Wilhelmina Geddes: Life and Work reviewed by Joseph McBrinn

Free access to Sarah A. Lichtman conversation with Hella Jongerius

For a period of six months, the conversation between Sarah A. Lichtman and Dutch designer Hella Jongerius will be available to readers for free from the following link:

Inlcuded in the special issue of The Journal of Modern Craft 8(2) from last year – ‘Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today’ – the conversation covers Jongerius’s design education, her thoughts on the definition of craft and the relationship with her many clients, including the UN who recently commissioned her to design the interior of the Delegates’ Lounge in their New York headquarters.

Included in the team who helped Jongerius with the Delegates’ Lounge is fellow Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom, who is interviewed for our Statement of Practice feature in The Journal of Modern Craft 9(1).