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End of cycle announcement
THIS is the last issue of Craft Arts International that Jenie Thomas and I will publish. It was a hard decision for us to make and not without considerable reluctance, but under the present circumstances, an essential one. This final edition has been compiled and edited with the care and eye for detail with which our readers are accustomed, and hopefully will be enjoyed as a fitting farewell proclamation after 32 years at the helm. Launched in the pre-digital age of zinc plates, ink and paper, the magazine has straddled a number of new production platforms and print technologies, up to and beyond the “desktop publishing” syndrome that has since morphed into a hybrid of online narrowcasting, blogs and social media. Miraculously, the magazine has kept its original layout format, image/text ratio and physical appearance throughout the transition into the brave new information age. We have always regarded our time in charge of this magazine as a great privilege and also an honour to be entrusted with the documentation of the works of artists and craftspeople in the most sensitive and aesthetic way possible. Of course, none of this could have been done without the ongoing support and commitment of artists, makers, writers, contributors, curators, public and commercial galleries, schools of art and, above all – you, our loyal readers. We realise this announcement may strike a dispiriting note for many who look forward to receiving the latest edition of this unique publication. But to finish on a brighter note, there is a real chance that this may not spell the end of Craft Arts International. As this issue goes to press we have entered into discussions with other arts organisations who are interested in becoming its new owners with the intention of possibly retaining the magazine’s existing style, design and mode of presentation. Obviously, such a seamless progression would be the best conclusion to our eventful 32-year watch.
Tributes to Jenie & Ken and Craft Arts International
Ken Lockwood and Jenie Thomas have announced their decision to publish their last issue of Craft Arts International, No 96, in May 2016, in its 32nd year. While they hope that someone, or some institution, will take it on, their decision to step back from involvement in the magazine is a big one, and I have insisted that we can’t let them slip away without comment! The following contributions are written by some of the craftspeople, artists, writers, collectors, curators, dealers and advertisers who have been closely connected with the magazine over the years. These observations are representative of the thoughts of many others who also want to acknowledge the value of “Ken & Jenie’s” strong commitment to this field. As well as the many issues that followed No 1 in Oct-Dec 1984, Ken (as editorial director) and Jenie (as advertising director) also published numerous Education Supplements and, in 1992, the Artfile directory. They have been notable for their participation in crafts fairs: from Craft Expo and Glenaeon in Sydney, to CINAFE and SOFA in Chicago, COLLECT in London and Messe Frankfurt in Germany, while sponsoring an annual award at the Tasmanian Craft Fair in Deloraine, Tasmania, since 1998. We thank them for the opportunities they have provided for others, and wish them well in their retirement! Grace Cochrane AM Writer, curator, historian and contributor.
Featuring Glass by Lino Tagliapietra and Louis Thompson; Sculpture by Peter Randall-Page; Wood Sculpture by Derek Weidman and Marc Andre Robinson; Metalsmithing by Malcolm Appleby; Ceramics by Carol McNicoll; Mixed Media by Marcin Rusak and much more...
Issue 95 (Nov 2015)
Featuring Glass by Ben Young, Brenden Scott French, Shelley James & Kate Maestri
Wood by Eleanor Lakelin & Jim Keller
Ceramics by Peter Hayes & Carina Ciscato
Textiles by Annika Ekdahl
Porcelain by Susan O'Byrne
Printmaking by Paul Uhlmann and much more…
Issue 94 (Jul 2015)
Featuring Glass by Bruno Romanelli, Dan Bowran and Andy Plummer, Wood by Curt Theobald, Ceramics by Jacqueline Poncelet and Brigitte Long, Metal by Rebecca de Quin and much more...
Issue 93 (Mar 2015)
Featuring Glass by Anthony Scala and Mel George, Wood by Emmet Kane, Wycliffe Stutchbury and Nic Webb, Ceramics by Mark Thompson, Metal by Dorothy Hogg & Hiroki Iwata and much more...
Issue 92 (Oct 2014)
Featuring Ceramics by Walter Keeler & Kate Malone; Multi-media Rapid Prototyping by Michael Eden; Wood by Clay Foster; Glass by Clare Belfrage, Anne Sorensen & Jessica Loughlin and much more...
Issue 91 (Jul 2014)
Featuring Wood by David Upfill-Brown, John Jordan & Brad Moss; Basket Weaving by Virginia Kaiser; Studio Glass by Fiaz Elson & Zoe Woods; Ceramics by Claire Curneen & Felicity Aylieff and much more...
Issue 90 (Mar 2014)
Featuring Glass by Peter Layton and Marc Leib; Ceramics by Annie Turner, Ros Auld, Neville French, Tjimpuna Williams and Derek Thompson; Metal by Jane Adam; Wood by Ron Gerton and much more...
Issue 89 (Oct 2013)
Featuring Glass by Jenni Kemarre Martiniello & Maureen Cahill; Wood by Bud Latven; Ceramics by Greg Daly & Jean Francois Thierion; Metalwork by Adi Toch and much more....
Issue 88 (Jul 2013)
Featuring Glass by Narcissus Quagliata, Sabrina Cant and Matthew Curtis; Ceramics by Janet Deboos and Peter Rushforth; Textiles by Audrey Walker; Metal by Simone Ten Hompel and much more...
Issue 87 (Mar 2013)
Featuring Ceramics by Ken Mihara, Ashwini Bhat and Helen Yau; Wood by Neil Turner; Glass by Kayo Yokoyama ad Jason Sims; Textiles by Hillu Liebelt and much more...
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