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Detail of Hella Jongerius’ four storey-high loom, part of her ongoing Interlace project at Lafayette Anticipations, Galeries Lafayette, Paris

‘The moment a visitor crosses the building’s threshold, their eyes are mesmerised by a 50-foot cascade of colour’ CYNTHIA ROSE, p.72

REGULARS

04 Previews

Coded artworks from North Korea, festival fever in London and a Detroit relic revived 18 Story of a commission

Susie MacMurray’s velvet and barbed wire installation is a moving meditation on loss 20 Talent spot

Joshua Kerley’s experimental glass works look good enough to eat 22 Inspiration

Kazuhito Takadoi learns from the land 24 Letter from America

Why gendered exhibitions still matter 72 Reviews

African blacksmithing, identity politics and weaving on an architectural scale 96 Thinking aloud

Shedding light on a craftswoman eclipsed

FEATURES

28 Growing fashion

Could we soon be wearing dresses woven by plants? Laura Snoad investigates biodesign 38 Stoking the flames

As the British Ceramics Biennial marks its first decade, Tristram Hunt examines the shifting fortunes of clay in Stoke-on-Trent 44 Reading the surface of the world

Klea McKenna’s haunting photograms are etched with stories of labour and migration 52 A collage of memories

Opening up Natasha Kerr’s jewellery box 60 Star turn

Ernst Gamperl on his dialogue with wood and a 10-year tribute to one colossal oak 66 The next generation

From kinetic jewellery to pots fixed by bacteria, our pick of the year’s best graduate projects

Crafts September/October 2019 1

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