Issue 209 • November/December 2001
Crafts for Christmas
Welcome • Satish Kumar
WHAT IS CRAFT? • John Lane
A decent tradition of work.
CONTEMPORARY CONCERNS • Tanya Harrod
What is the place of craft in a full world?
USEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL • John Makepeace
Crafts celebrate the marriage of skill and tradition.
TREADING LIGHTLY • Alexander Murdin
Craft's new counter-culture.
THE NEW ALCHEMISTS • Anna Champeney
Renewal and transformation through craft.
MAKING IN THE CITY • Edmund De Waal
Craft is not just a country pursuit.
CREATIVE CULTURE • Janet Barnes
New attitudes to creativity break down the art/craft divide.
A DYNASTY OF POTTERS • Emmanuel Cooper
The legacy of the Leach family.
LEARNING FROM A MASTER • Joanna Bird
Recollections of working with a great potter.
IF THE SHOE FITS • Roger Deakin
The renaissance of the local shoemaker.
ON THE MEND • Roger Scruton
Some things are too precious to be cast aside.
LEARNING BY DOING • Aonghus Gordon
Crafts provide a practical and profound way of connecting with nature.
A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY • Canon Keith Walker
The visionary art of Nicky Loutit.
A CULTURE OF MAKING • Satish Kumar & June Mitchell
Gujarat keeps faith with Gandhi and crafts.
THE STAFF OF LIFE • Olive Ashmore
Real bread is part of personal and planetary health.
OUT OF THE GREEN • Sue Webster
Wood produces many delights and surprises.
EARTH SCULPTURES • Lorna Howarth
Topsoil is beloved of gardeners, but subsoil is the cobber's delight.
GROWING AND CHANGING • John Warnes
The joys of working with living materials.
CONTAINERS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE • Oliver Lowenstein
Extending basketry into the realm of nature-art.
GAIA'S GLAZES • Nancy Jack Todd
The hidden wonders of deep sea mud.
PAPER LANDSCAPES • Kevin Mount
Re-igniting the creative spark.
AMERICA CHALLENGED • Satish Kumar
A nonviolent response to terrorism.
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle • David Nicholson-Lord
Voice From The South • Vandana Shiva
Poetry • Peter Redgrove
Cutting Edge • George Monbiot
FACTORY FED • Sandy Lovelock
Review of Fast Food Nation
GLORIOUS GASTRONOMY • Diana Schumacher
Review of Gaia's Kitchen