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CULTURE

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Above left to right: Reddress performance, London 2011; One World One Dream (detail), Cai Yuan, silkscreen and giclee print, 2011;

advertisement for Knoll Associates Inc. (detail), designed by Herbert Matter, 1965 Below: Book shelves, Silo Studio, 2011

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FEATURES

01 EDITORIAL

Form, function, and fun

05 UPFRONT

Su Blackwell on stage; Lumiere at Durham; Barnaby Barford’s Big Win-, Terence Conran retrospective; Korean special; Recordbreaking Coper sale; Ai Weiwei at the V8cA; Ptolemy Mann at Ruthin; Origin round-up; Steffen Dam’s Fact or Fiction; London Design Festival reviewed

29 OPINION

CRAFT'S QUICK FIX Glenn Adamson extols the crucial role of the humble cable tie in modern making

30 TALENT SPOT:

POSSIBILITIES OF POLYSTYRENE Oscar Wanless and Attua Aparicio explore the craft of plastic, saysGrant Gibson

55 REVIEWS

Grayson Perry’s Tomb of theUnknown Craftsman; British Ceramics Biennial; Power of Making at the V&A; Textiles: The Whole Stor)>; Brazil in Barnsley; interviews with contemporaryjewellers; Signs For Sounds; Knoll Textiles

91 CRAFTS GUIDE

Comprehensive listing of UK Galleries

105 BACK

Elton John’s million-dollar piano; Archive: in 1998, Alison Britton meditated on pots past and the shape of things to come; Dates; Rosy Greenlees; Merete Rasmussen on her inspirations; Tanya Harrod on Power of Making

34 SOFT SELL

On the eve of an exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Donna Wilson tells Teleri Lloyd-Jones the secrets of her success

40 PLOT ON THE LANDSCAPE

Why are so many artists and makers fascinated by maps and mapping? Hugh Pearman investigates

44 JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER

Illustrator Jillian Tamaki used embroidery to convert Penguin Classics into desirable special editions. By Zoe Blackler

48 RIGHT SAID FRED

Designer-cum-artist-cum-explorerFred Baier gives us an intimate glimpse of his world, in preparation for his retrospective at the Crafts Study Centre

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68 GIFT WRAPPED

Ever wondered what leading makers buy their loved ones for Christmas? Emma Love can put your mind at ease

82 FUN OF THE FARE

Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be arduous. Angharad Lewis suggests some of the best places to visit this Yuletide

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