Issue 209
November/December 2001
Crafts for Christmas

Out of print
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Welcome

Welcome •

Crafts

WHAT IS CRAFT? •

A decent tradition of work.

CONTEMPORARY CONCERNS •

What is the place of craft in a full world?

USEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL •

Crafts celebrate the marriage of skill and tradition.

TREADING LIGHTLY •

Craft's new counter-culture.

THE NEW ALCHEMISTS •

Renewal and transformation through craft.

MAKING IN THE CITY •

Craft is not just a country pursuit.

CREATIVE CULTURE •

New attitudes to creativity break down the art/craft divide.

A DYNASTY OF POTTERS •

The legacy of the Leach family.

LEARNING FROM A MASTER •

Recollections of working with a great potter.

IF THE SHOE FITS •

The renaissance of the local shoemaker.

Craft Directory

ON THE MEND •

Some things are too precious to be cast aside.

Education

LEARNING BY DOING •

Crafts provide a practical and profound way of connecting with nature.

The Arts

A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY •

The visionary art of Nicky Loutit.

India Diary

A CULTURE OF MAKING • &

Gujarat keeps faith with Gandhi and crafts.

Frontline

THE STAFF OF LIFE •

Real bread is part of personal and planetary health.

OUT OF THE GREEN •

Wood produces many delights and surprises.

EARTH SCULPTURES •

Topsoil is beloved of gardeners, but subsoil is the cobber's delight.

GROWING AND CHANGING •

The joys of working with living materials.

CONTAINERS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE •

Extending basketry into the realm of nature-art.

GAIA'S GLAZES •

The hidden wonders of deep sea mud.

PAPER LANDSCAPES •

Re-igniting the creative spark.

Comment

AMERICA CHALLENGED •

A nonviolent response to terrorism.

Regulars

Up the Elephant and Round the Castle

Voice From The South

Poetry

Cutting Edge

Reviews

FACTORY FED •

Review of Fast Food Nation

GLORIOUS GASTRONOMY •

Review of Gaia's Kitchen

BOOKS IN BRIEF •

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