Issue 25:1 | March 2005 | Handmade: the New Labour
Handmade: the New Labour
Guest Editor Kevin Murray. What place remains in a fast, digital world for the slow, painstaking work of making things? Many artists still spend long hours working by hand on unique objects whether sculpture, furniture, drawing, fibre, even photography.
In the light of increasing use of hands-off production the work of Ricky Swallow, Patrick Hall, Jan Nelson, David Trubridge, Christian Capurro, Bernhard Sachs, Robert Foster, Rosemary O'Rourke and many others take on a special significance.
Writers Robert Cook and Mark Thomson give us their take on the consumer heaven of ever-newer digital and power tools and the purgatory of obsolete junk.