What is Craft Forward? Are we lost or found in the 21st century?

Craft Forward, an amazing title that attracted my attention when first announced. I wouldn't have missed this symposium -- and only an hour from my house. 



A symposium about CRAFT moving Forward.  Despite the upheavals and economic struggles for all artists and makers, I anticipated a symposium that could give direction to the future of craft.


Before the symposium, I was so excited and asked, "What is Craft Forward?"  The topic was prescient, and I committed ASK Harriete to sharing this information with a wider circle.

Parallel posts were put in a Crafthaus group to spark discussion. Isn't that the value and benefit of the Internet?


Lydia Matthews in her closing remarks ask us:

"How can we continue this conversation?"

"How do you move Craft Forward?"

"What do you want to move forward?"

"What do you leave behind?"

Can we "Carry the banner of craft forward?"


Before I write my final post for this symposium on ASK Harriete and Crafthaus, I am wondering....did I miss a beat at Craft Forward?

Did I misunderstand their agenda?

Was the list of speakers and the presentation addressing Craft Forward?

Here is the original description of Craft Forward as a PDF and image BELOW (if you want to read it.) craftForward%20letter.pdf

We want to hear your opinion! Your soap box is ready.



Views: 60

Tags: Craft Forward, art community, craftforward, emiko oye, harriete estel berman, the future of craft


You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Brigitte Martin posted a blog post
41 minutes ago
demi thomloudis shared their blog post on Facebook
4 hours ago
demi thomloudis posted a blog post

Kent State University NOW accepting Graduate Applications!

Jewelry/Metals/Enameling (JME) program at Kent State University is…See More
4 hours ago
Mary Sawabini is now a member of crafthaus
21 hours ago
Sandra Murray liked Brigitte Martin's video
22 hours ago
Sandra Murray left a comment for Brigitte Martin
"Thank you so much, Brigitte.  That's really kind of you to say that. =(^.^)="
22 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Exploring Curious Materials Date: Mon 7th Dec Time: 2pm - 5pm Location: Institute of Making, Malet Place, UCL, London, WC1E 7JE (Map) This is a free event but space is limited. Booking opens tomorrow at 1pm. Are you interested in getting hands-on…"
22 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Holts News With Christmas just around the corner, we are really getting into the festive mood here at Holts Academy. We kicked things off on 17 Nov with the Hatton Garden Christmas lights official switch on, a glitzy event featuring music,…"
22 hours ago

Masthead Credits

Bettina Matzkuhn, Vancouver, BC


30cm h x 96 cm w
Fabric collage, machine and hand embroidery.

© 2015   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service