To complement the seasonal issue of Garland every three months, enjoy these ‘threads’ that appear every day or so.


Muestra Artesanía, Santiago, December 2017 - Fresh from the 44th International Show of Traditional Crafts in Santiago, Chile, the President of World Crafts Council – Latin America, Alberto de Betolaza, shares with us some images of this important continental event. 
Yuka Oyama: Helpers – Changing homes 🎞️ - Yuka Oyama is producing a series of work “Helpers – Changing homes” in Wellington as part of a residency at Whiti o Rehua School of Art. This will be displayed at The Language of Things: Meanings and Value in Contemporary Jewellery, Dowse Museum in 24 February – 24 June 2018. Oyama just recently completed her PhD […]
Ishoken (Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center) - Ishoken (Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center), established in October 1959, is the institution transferring from the Minoyaki Overglaze and Enamel Decoration Research Center. Since March 1960, when the first graduating class finished the Ishoken training program, more than 850 young talents have graduated to become active as ceramists or designers. In May 2016, […]
Jess Dare’s eternal bloom: Sydney’s Martin Place memorial - The Adelaide jeweller Jess Dare has just completed a commission for Sydney's Martin Place. This memorial for victims of the Lindt Cafe siege contains 210 individual flowers set in glass cubes embedded in the pavement. This provides a permanent version of the sea of flowers that flooded the square in the wake of the tragedy.
James Tylor: Te Moana Nui: Navigating time and space - While Garland focuses primarily on objects, we do like to highlight representational practices like photographs that involve craft and materials. We featured his torn photograph Aotearoa my Hawaiki in the online exhibition Second Home. A recent series uses the concept of Te Moana Nui to frame a series of works that were exhibited at the Samstag […]
Films from Shahrzad Creative Digital Storytelling Center in Iran - A glimpse of the creative energy emerging with a new generation in Iran, keep to tell the stories of their wonderful crafts. 
Katna’s Kantha: Stitching a future - This December, Katna’s Kantha by Street Survivors India will make their debut at ARTISANS’ with a collection of quilts, saris, dupattas and stoles in silk and cotton.The Street Survivors India project was founded by Shabnam Ramaswamy in Murshidabad in 2004 and employs 1500 women in 50 villages. At 19, Shabnam escaped domestic violence, living in […]
How much has your year been worth? Bridget Kennedy exhibition - Our Love and Money issue identified the importance of non-monetary value in what we make. One of the themes emerging from the Garland journey is the value of labour in its own terms, not only as an expression of love but also as a way of thinking and being together. The challenge posed by this […]
Green Touch: Asia Eco Craft Design Exhibition - “”   Green Touch: Asia Eco Craft Design Exhibition explores the philosophy and implementation of eco design in contemporary craftsmanship. Highlighting the spirits of “local sourcing” and “hand making” within the context of traditional crafts development, the exhibition tackles eco-friendly ideas in contemporary craftsmanship such as material research, production technology, development of multiple functions, as […]
How to Make a Necklace from a Chair – Sarah Read - One of New Zealand’s most interesting jewellers, Sarah Read has created a performance practice which explores the value of labour. In this project, she is stringing the polystyrene beads from a bean bag into an epic necklace form. It’s the kind of challenge you might imagine South Koreans like Yujin Eugénie Moon would appreciate. As automation removes our […]