Journal of Modern Craft 14.2

Editorial Introduction 

The Origins of The Journal of Modern Craft by Tanya Harrod

Tradition, Modernisation, Création: Tensions in French Craft, 1960-1990 by Forrest Pelsue

The Art-Craft Boundary in Contemporary Central China: The Case of Root Carving by Chang Wu and Xu Wu


Plaisir d’offrir: Interview with Florent Dubois by Florent Dubois and Stephen Knott


With These Hands: The Rebirth of the American Craftsman (1970) by Mina Warchavchik Hugerth

Exhibition Reviews

Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction by Naomi Sherrer

Jeffrey Gibson: It Can Be Said of Them by Sara Morris

Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch by Janneken Smucker

BOOK Reviews

Feminist Subjectivities in Fiber Art and Craft: Shadows of Affect by Sarah Louise Cowan

Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in New Zealand and the Wider Moana Oceania by Léuli Eshrāgi

Journal of Modern Craft 14.1

Editorial Introduction 


Masks for this Medical Moment. July 7, 2020  by Caroline Kipp and Ana María Rule

Sustainability and Mask Making. July 8, 2020 by Caroline Kipp and Yasmin Ahram

Masks, Art, Protection and Politics. July 15, 2020 by Caroline Kipp and Kate Kretz

Fashion and Disease Prevention. July 16, 2020. by Caroline Kipp and Alison Matthews David

Fashioning Masks. July 20, 2020 by Caroline Kipp and Erin Robertson


“Blue-Slipped Stone-Burst” Seeing Desctructive Plasticity in Takuro Kuwata by David Stent

Exploring the Sea as Studio: The Importance of Labor and Lesiure in Sailor Folk Art by Mirelle Luecke


Interview with Jessie Little Doe Baird and Jason Baird by Glenn Adamson


Commentary by Anya Montiel

The Lure and Lore of Indian Art” American Way (June 1971)  by Vincent Price

Exhibition Reviews

Sleight of Hand by Anna Helgeson

We Will Walk: Art and Resistance in the American South  by Lucie Edematie

Kai Althoff Goes with Bernard Leach by Aaron Angell

BOOK Reviews

Today’s Anthology for Tomorrow’s Crafts; CRAFT by Imogen Hart and Jorunn Veiteberg

The Art of Masks: Collaborative Event with Garland Magazine

Social media was filled with people wearing their own handmade masks, often in showy patterns, images that bespeak anxiety and pride in equal measure. This was just one way that a nation on lockdown began turning to craft, as if by ancient instinct.

Glenn Adamson, Craft: An American History, Bloomsbury, 2021.

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural collaborative event run with Garland Magazine – The Art of Masks. For details of the event – including a recording, please follow the following LINK.

“The Art of Masks” is an interview series that appears in the current issue of The Journal of Modern Craft (14.1, March 2021). In 2020, curator Caroline Kipp organised a series of conversations to reflect on the way that scientists, historians, artists, designers and craftspeople engaged with the making and wearing of masks during the pandemic. This raised issues of the materiality of sanitisation, adornment at a time of social distancing, and how the mask has become a canvas for political, social and cultural identity.

In this event, we hear from contributors and others who have reflected on the creative value of mask-making and its histories. This is the inaugural collaborative event between The Journal of Modern Craft and Garland/Reinventing the Wheel, that we aim to run three times a year, coinciding with the publication of each issue of The Journal of Modern Craft.

Speakers include:

Caroline Kipp
Alison Matthews David
Kate Kretz
Maegen Black
Anna Battista
Andrew Groves & Danielle Specher
Farieda Nazier