Glenn Adamson: What's Important About Craft?
In this interview with craft writer, curator and editor Glenn Adamson by André Gali we are introduced to the concept of post-disciplinary practice, and a discussion on a converging visual art scene, where craft no longer takes the back seat.
Torbjørn Kvasbø: Ceramic Expressionism
Torbjørn Kvasbø defines himself as an abstract expressionist and is known for burning his monumental sculptures in the large, woodburning kiln in his backyard. In this interview by André Gali, we learn about Torbjørn Kvasbø’s road to ceramics and how exhibiting, networking, and teaching, across three continents, has contributed to his standing as one of the world’s leading ceramic artists.
Inger Johanne Rasmussen: Beauty and Myth
Rasmussen’s artistic practice combines different expressions related to other craft traditions and painting. Her works are characterised by bold colours and geometric patterns juxtaposed with floral imagery. In this article by Marit Øydegard we get a closer look at the exhibition 'Retellings and Myths', a collaboration with Terje Nordby – a playwright, radio celebrity and ‘mythologist in private practice.’ The textiles themselves tell stories, but through Nordby’s reflections, they take on an added dimension.
Kiyoshi Yamamoto: Material as Metaphor
An interview with artist Kiyoshi Yamamoto by André Gali
Mata Aho: Māori Weaving Practices at Atua-Scale
A conversation between Zoe Black and Aotearoa New Zealand art collective Mata Aho
Weaving the Wild: the Work of Brit Fuglevaag
An interview one of Norway's foremost textile artists through several decades, Brit Fuglevaag, by Zoe Black
Erika Stöckel: Power of the Oppressed Body
In this conversation between curator and artistic director Maria Ragnestam and artist Erika Stöckel we learn more about how Stöckel builds her large-scale ceramic installations, starting from a theme and using historical photography, cultural preconditions, and shame as her inspiration.
Pearla Pigao: Playing Patterns
An interview with textile artist and musician Pearla Pigao by Tora Endestad Bjørkheim and Johnny Herbert
Sigve Knutson: The Amateur Craftsman
An interview with craft artist Sigve Knutson by Tora Endestad Bjørkheim and Johnny Herbert
Joar Nango: Duodji as part of Philosophy and Cosmology
Namita Gupta Wiggers in conversation with Joar Nango about shelter, nomadism, and the Sámi concept of duodji
The Landscapes Within: Monika Svonni
Monika Svonni is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Jåhkåmåhkke. Her oeuvre consists mainly of textile collages that incorporate pewter thread embroidery and reindeer hide, but she also works with wood carvings and sculptures in a variety of materials. In this interview by the editor, artist and curator Carola Grahn we are introduced to Monika Svonni's work through many years, and her outlook on life and art.
Love as a Rebellious Act
Sarah Hudson (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe and Ngāti Pūkeko) has been an admirer of textile artist Ron Te Kawa’s practice and champions his unique approach to sharing Indigenous narratives and stories from te ao Māori (the Māori world) through toi tuitui (art making using sewing and fabric). In this article, Sarah Hudson explores Ron’s practice through the celebration of play and aroha (love), resilience and punk energy, and loud and rebellious joy.
Re-routing Whakapapa: Jasmine Togo-Brisby and Making New Material Histories
Writer and curator Ioana Gordon-Smith takes a closer look at how Jasmine Togo-Brisby’s practice explores her South-Sea Islander whakapapa, and how it can define new material customs, calling on making practices that honour her ancestry while acknowledging the histories of plantation colonisation and forced migration across the Pacific.
Noa Eshkol’s Rules, Theory and Passion: About the Status of Textiles in Her Artistic Practice
An interview with Mooky Dagan conducted by Marianne Hultman about the wall carpets of the dancer, choreographer, artist teacher and researcher Noa Eshkol.
In Search of Käsityö
Interview with Åsne Kummeneje Mellem by Maija Liisa Björklund
Mahi ki te Awa Whanganui – Revival on the Whanganui River
Interview with artist and weaver Matthew McIntyre Wilson by Isaac Te Awa
On Fibre Optic Weaving and the Archiving of Landscape
Film and interview with Hilde Hauan Johnsen by Ingun Mæhlum and Hilde Sørstrøm