|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Publisher||Berg (now under Bloomsbury Publishing Plc)|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
Bibliographical noteAuthor's note: This single authored, 80,000 word book is the first that considered post 1970s craft practice in both America and England, and related these practices both to their immediate geographical and cultural environments and also to the overlaps in traditions between the two countries.
There is a paucity of sustained critical writing about craft practice, so much of the research was through discussions and studio visits with crafts practitioners, travelling to different places to view objects and also analysing contemporary journals. As such, the book contributes in a significant manner to current knowledge and understanding. It was aimed at university students, craft practitioners and also the intelligent reader.
Berg is a major publisher who sells across the English speaking world. The work is peer reviewed and well edited. Contemporary Crafts has been chosen to be in their new online library.