Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer

Crafting Words lecture in Materiality Matters

Materiality_Matters_coverThe transcript from my Crafting Words lecture given in Oslo in November of 2012 is part of the Materiality Matters book (pp. 22-27) published by the Norwegian Craft Association and available in March.

http://www.norwegiancrafts.no/whats-on/documents-on-contemporary-crafts-no-2/605

‘Contemporary craft deserves a little more respect than it currently receives’ – this is a familiar opinion, at least in Britain and Ireland, where I live and work. But are the crafts the problem, or is it the critical discourse surrounding those objects? In many cases the physical objects are doing just fine; it is the atrocious ways we write about them that cause the problems…