Vol. 5 No. 1
Craft and design blogs; new twist on collectible ceramic figurines; researching craft online; Quilt Canada 2010; Unity and Diversity Redux; congratulations and council activity from across the country.
Unity and Diversity: a Review of Cheongju
In the wake of this important Canadian exhibition, Mary-Beth Laviolette celebrates the accomplishments and reflects on the challenges of this eclectic and wide-ranging show.
Writing about Craft
What is the role of curating for contemporary craft? Alan Elder interviews gallery directors and curators to investigate the question.
Playing with Paper, Playing with Words
Saskatchewan book artist Cathryn Miller reflects on concept and design in her unique, inventive book works.
Hypothetical Pasts, Reconstructed Futures
Ione Thokelsson, winner of the 2010 Saidye Bronfman Award, creates imaginative, technically brilliant glass pieces informed by evolutionary and existential themes. Helen Delacretaz explores her dynamic and innovative career.
Making and Writing
Taking up the pen: Gord Thompson examines the connections between making and writing, with a focs on the work and words of Stephen Hogbin.
Relocation, memory and narrative: Don Beaubier, explores compelling themes in Newfoundland and Labrador textiles.
Max Allen surveys the role of political banners and textiles through history, around the world.
Twelve makers, curators and supporters of craft reflects on the meaning of words in their work.
Linguistics of Clothing
Vanessa Malicki-Sanchez challenges outmoded ways of thinking about clothing: the use of ‘Orientalism’ and ‘modern primitive’ in fashion.
Did You Know?
An historical moment in Canada’s textile past.
Jonathan Sabine reviews two compelling exhibitions in one: Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets its Maker and Gord Peteran: Recent Works, shown at the University of Toronto Art Centre during September 8 – December 5.