Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer

Crafting Words lecture

Materiality Matters Oslo 2012

Kunsthåndverk 2012: Materiality Matters, Oslo, Norway

November 22, 2012

‘Contemporary craft deserves a little more respect than it currently receives’ – this is a familiar opinion in, 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…