Humor in Craft (Book Project)


Humor in Craft (Book Project)

"Humor in Craft"
Author: Brigitte Martin

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Humor in Craft

Schiffer Publishing officially released the cover and other information regarding the Humor in Craft book:

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (Release date: April 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076434059X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764340598

Foreword by Andrew Wagner.

Gail M. Brown: "You must be kidding...",
Garth Johnson: "Funk's Not Dead",
Kathryn A. Lichti-Harriman: "Taking the Piss: Mistakes and Irony in Scottish Craft Groups",
Marjorie Simon: "Wandering Thoughts: What's so funny?"

Additional information about the book: !



Please note:

The deadline for submissions to the first edition of this book has passed. However, if you are interested to submit images, videos, short blurbs, and essays for considerationfor the next book in this series, please email the following to humorincraft [ at] anytime:



- High Resolution Image(s) of your work in tiff format (preferred) or jpg.

 The absolut minimum size of a digital photograph should be 1400 x 2100 pixels. Larger images require more pixels. (8 1/2"  x 11"  =  2975 x 3850 pixels)

- Media descriptions and measurements (in inches preferably).

- Photographer's name (I will email you a release form).

- A short text from you (500 words max., written in "plain English") about the role that humor plays in your work, or how you view the topic of Humor in Craft in general. Can be anything from a one sentence statement to a multi-paragraph essay but should be written in first person singular. Please send in as word files and keep in mind that they may be edited for clarity and space.

- Audio/Video artists:

Please email an excerpt of your piece or direct me to a website where your work can be heard/seen.



Please send in your text (about 1000 words).



Discussion Forum

So when will the book be out?

Started by Brigitte Martin Aug 29, 2011. 0 Replies

"So when will the book be out?"  I get that question every day now, people are quite excited to get their hands on this book. Trust me, I can barely wait myself. Well, to answer the question: On this…Continue

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Comment by Lorena Angulo on October 9, 2013 at 12:22pm

That is fantastic !!!! ;)

Comment by Brigitte Martin on October 9, 2013 at 9:21am

SCHIFFER Publishing just told me that they arranged for a book signing engagement for me at SOFA Chicago! Thank you Pete Schiffer and Karen Choppa - I look MUCH forward to this. 2:30 pm, 2-Nov-2013 @ Schiffer Publishing, SOFA CHICAGO Partner Pavilion

Author Brigitte Martin signs copies of her groundbreaking, award winning book – celebrated as the most thorough collection of contemporary craft artists exploring the often ignored/hidden/neglected topic of humor.

Comment by Brigitte Martin on September 20, 2013 at 5:44pm
I will be signing my book at Lillstreet Art Center on Tuesday Sep. 24 from 10am-1PM CST. Charon Kransen will be there with a spread of his wonderful art books and he's bringing loads of "Humor in Craft". Hope to see you :-)
Comment by Society for Contemporary Craft on October 16, 2012 at 3:32pm

One of the artists featured in the Humor in Craft book and exhibit, Loring Taoka, will be at the Society of Contemporary Craft this weekend!  If you're in the Pittsburgh area, it's not too late to register for his workshop, The Funnies, at  We will also have a reception in his honor on Saturday (the 20th) at 5pm.  Hope to see you there!

Comment by Brigitte Martin on May 30, 2012 at 11:04am

Just added a book signing gig: I will be at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft on Saturday July 14 from 11-1. Hope to see you there !

The other book signing is September 20 from 4-6 at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh.

Come on by :-)

Comment by Colleen Baran on March 19, 2012 at 6:29pm
Wonderful! Thanks for the update!
Comment by Brigitte Martin on March 19, 2012 at 2:19pm

Thanks, Jenny. I finally got around to doing the website :-) ...

Comment by jenny Fillius on March 19, 2012 at 2:16pm

Very nice, I'd say.

Comment by Brigitte Martin on March 19, 2012 at 2:05pm

The Humor book now has its own website listing author engagements (book signings, public appearances etc.) as well as scheduled exhibitions. You can also purchase copies of the book directly from the author and request a signature and dedication while you are at it. :-)


Comment by Kelly (Robinson) Miller on March 15, 2012 at 12:07am

Thanks Brigitte, can hardly wait to see it!!


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What happens when professional craft artists are allowed to let loose when they get to explore their mischievous and irreverent sides? Find out in this groundbreaking book, which, for the very first time, reveals an entirely different side of serious craft. Hundreds of images and essays from all over the world allow you to gain insight into the creative minds of contemporary artists like never before.

A variety of traditional craft media are shown, such as furniture, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, and metal, as well as a number of unique, nontraditional techniques. Even a bus shelter in London gets a creative make-over that is sure to make you smile!

The topics range from the playful to the serious, but the message is always most enjoyable. Humor in Craft is a treasure trove for craft aficionados and humor enthusiasts alike.

More information about the book, exhibitions, press and other hurrahs here.

WINNER GOLD MEDAL, 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards

FINALIST, 2012 USA Best Book Awards

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