“Everywhere it’s the same, and everywhere it’s different: two hands with five fingers each (and other body parts), and a continuous loop of string”

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Trellis ✿ Jewellery on land - The Trellis features jewellery made to adorn not the human body, but the land on which the body stands.
Together with Montaigne’s Cat: Gyeonggi Ceramics Biennale 2024 - In 2024, South Korea's international ceramics biennale will reflect how ceramics bridges race, culture and history.
One step back, two steps forward: The key to South Korea’s success - How does keeping alive Joseon dynasty heritage help South Korea become a world leader in contemporary crafts?
Falepipi he Mafola ✿ 30 years of a Niue collective - A handsome tome about Niue demonstrates that the depth of a culture can be far greater than the size of the population. Each island of Moana is its own treasure.
Dacha ✿ Stories from Eastern Europe - The dacha is a country house found across Eastern Europe where families can enjoy being close to nature.
Chinese artists embrace artificial intelligence as a creative foil - Emma Duester interviews artists in today's China and finds increasing use of artificial intelligence not just as a tool but also as a creative muse.
Marie Eklund ✿ Poetry in spoons - Marie Eklund receives a Garland laurel for her wooden spoons that heighten the delicate act of portioning food.
The Hipster Economy: A conversation with Alessandro Gerosa - Join Alessandro Gerosa in a conversation about his provocative new book, The Hipster Economy.
Why we need to forge our own academies - Universities have benefitted the crafts significantly, but we can't rely just on them to define our field.
Otobong Nkanga ✿ Soap stacks of the wider world - Jessica Hemmings reviews Otobongo Nkanga's exhibition of soap with the help of a novel by Teju Cole.
Sewing seeds: Stories of embroidery - Explore the craft that threads stories into the cloths that adorn our world.
Steal This ✿ Melissa Cameron confesses to her role in a lawless jewellery gang - Melissa Cameron tells the story behind Melbourne's radical street jewellery scene of the 2000s.
Fiona Gavino ✿ Weave a deep breath - Fiona Gavino is our April laurel for a work that monumentalises basket-making as an expression of meditation.
The shed: Stories of wood - Explore stories about the transformation of trees into objects of tactile beauty.
Ten Thousand Suns spotlights the technologies of First Nations peoples through craft - Pamela See reflects on the craft works in the 24th Sydney Biennale.
Tiago Ishiyama ✿ It’s all or nothing in the favela - Paul Sepaniak pays tribute to his friend, an inspiring Brazilian street artist of Japanese ancestry
The recurring pleasures of simple - In a dark space, redolent of wax, Sara Thorn discovers a minimal beauty.
Ancient calligraphy now in the city of Kairouan, Tunisia - Leila Ben-Gacem finds a calligraphic group today in Kairouan that is inspired by the city's classic eleventh-century work, "Quran of the Nurse".
Misako Nakahira ✿ Waves of tsuzureori - We speak to Australian Tapestry Workshop weaver-in-residence, Misako Nakahira, about her unique technique of blending weaves.
Birender Kumar Yadav ✿ Presencing the keepers of the kiln - Our March Laurel goes to Birender Kumar Yadav for his terracotta installation in homage to brick kiln workers, one of the highlights of the Indian Ceramics Triennale. 




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