Craft Economies (Paperback)
Craft Economies provides a wide-ranging exploration of contemporary craft production, situating practices of amateur and professional making within a wider creative economy. Contributors address a diverse range of practices, sites and forms of making in a wide range of regional and national contexts, from floristry to ceramics and from crochet to coding. The volume considers the role of digital practices of making and the impact of the maker's movement as part of larger trends around customization, on-demand production, and the possibilities of 3D printing and digital manufacturing.
Susan Luckman is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Director of the Creative People, Products and Places Research Centre at the University of South Australia. Her work is concerned with the intersections of creativity, place, making and technology. Nicola Thomas is Professor of Historical and Cultural Geography at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research addresses craft geographies and situating contemporary and 20th-century craft practice within the broader creative economy.