Craft Research (Journal)

ISSN 20404689 , ONLINE ISSN 20404697

The aim of Craft Research is to advocate and promote current and emerging craft research, including research into materials, processes, methods, concepts, aesthetic and style. This may be in any discipline area of the applied arts and crafts, including craft education.

The journal will portray and build the crafts as a vital and viable modern discipline that has a vision for the future. It is distinct from mainstream journals in that it is dedicated to presenting and reporting on research, in the widest sense, in order to advance the knowledge in the field. Making this knowledge, in whatever form, available to the community will help build and advance the field, and present it – in all its diversity – as a strong and essential force that cannot be overlooked. All articles are double-blind peer-reviewed in order to maintain the highest standards of scholastic integrity.

 

Category: Visual Arts


Editors

Kristina Niedderer
University of Wolverhampton, UK.
k.niedderer@mmu.ac.uk

Katherine Townsend
Nottingham Trent University, UK.
katherine.townsend@ntu.ac.uk

Craft Research is the first peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the development and advance of contemporary craft practice and theory through research. The aim of Craft Research is to elicit craft as a vital and viable modern discipline that offers a vision for the future and for the sustainable development of human social, economical and ecological issues. This role of craft is rooted in its flexible nature as a conduit from design at one end to art at the other. It gains its strength from its at times experimental, at times developmental nature, which enables craft to explore and challenge technology, to question and develop cultural and social practices, and to interrogate philosophical and human values.

 


Editors

Kristina Niedderer
University of Wolverhampton, UK.
k.niedderer@mmu.ac.uk

Katherine Townsend
Nottingham Trent University, UK.
katherine.townsend@ntu.ac.uk

Editors

Kristina Niedderer
University of Wolverhampton, UK.
k.niedderer@mmu.ac.uk

Katherine Townsend
Nottingham Trent University, UK.
katherine.townsend@ntu.ac.uk

Editors

Kristina Niedderer
University of Wolverhampton, UK.
k.niedderer@mmu.ac.uk

Katherine Townsend
Nottingham Trent University, UK.
katherine.townsend@ntu.ac.uk

Craft Research aims to actively promote and strengthen this future-oriented role of the crafts. In order to do so, it recognises inter and cross disciplinary practices, and encourages diverse approaches to research arising from practice, theory and philosophy. It welcomes contributions from new and established researchers, scholars, and professionals around the world who wish to make a contribution to advancing the crafts. Contributions may include research into materials, technology, processes, methods, concepts, aesthetics and philosophy, etc. in any discipline area of the applied arts and crafts, including craft education. Craft Research welcomes a number of different types of contributions as set out below.
 
Contributions 
We accept the following contributions:
 

Full research papers (4000–6000 words)
Full papers may describe completed research projects, including research question(s), methods, outcomes, and findings. They should include original research and/or work of developmental nature which proposes new concepts, ideas or methods that are clearly presented, argued and evidenced.

Position papers (2000–3000 words)
Position papers may put forward and debate a position on a particular (current) issue (e.g. new technology, material, theoretical, social or educational issue). Position papers should include an original argument that is clearly presented and evidenced.

Craft and industry reports (2000–3000 words)
Reports of investigative practice in the craft industry should present advances in and for the field, including new collaborations, technological developments, processes, methods, ideas etc. by craft practitioners and industry.

Review section. We invite reviews of the following:

The portrait section (1000–2000 words)
features the work of an individual (craftsperson, artist, designer, maker, researcher) within the field whose creative work stands out for its developmental / research qualities and contribution to the crafts.

The exhibition section (1000–2000 words)
features scholarly reviews of exhibitions that are of particular developmental / research significance for the field due to the quality of the work or the curation.

Publication review (1000–2000 words)
features reviews of publications in print and new media that are of particular developmental / research significance for the field.

The conference section (1000–2000 words)
features reviews of any relevant conferences/symposia/etc. in the field.

Calendar of exhibitions and conferences
We invite notifications of important and relevant forthcoming craft exhibitions and craft related conferences/research events.

Remarkable image section
We invite the submission of images of outstanding quality for their beauty, complexity, simplicity, challenging nature, novelty, humour, humanity, etc. that are representative of contemporary craft developments and research.

Submission
You must submit two versions of your article:
1) The full version of your article as word document (.doc) containing the full text and all metadata as described under ‘metadata’, including:
• Article Title (normally no more than 10 words)
• Author’s Name.
• Abstract
• Keywords
• Full text, with all subsections
• References
• Author’s biography of 50-100 words.
• Author’s postal and email address
• List of illustrations. Illustrations/images must be submitted as separate files.
2) An anonymized version of your article as a pdf. In this version, images should be included where they should appear in the text, and all references to the author(s) should be removed, including: name, affiliation, address, biography and any literary reference that refer to the author(s)’s work should be removed.
 
CRRE accepts submissions on an ongoing basis. For guidance notes, for submissions, or further information please contact the editors:
 
Kristina Niedderer: k.niedderer@mmu.ac.uk
Katherine Townsend: katherine.townsend@ntu.ac.uk
 

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Editors

Kristina Niedderer
University of Wolverhampton, UK.
k.niedderer@mmu.ac.uk

Katherine Townsend
Nottingham Trent University, UK.
katherine.townsend@ntu.ac.uk

Advisory Board

Keith Cummings
University of Wolverhampton

Vanessa Cutler
Swansea Metropolitan University

Jane Harris
Kingston University

Martina Margetts
Royal College of Art

Lesley Millar
University of the Creative Arts

Victoria Mitchell
Norwich University College of the Arts, UK.

Marie O'Mahony
University of Technology Sydney

Simon Olding
University for the Creative Arts

Robert Pulley
Royal College of Art

Vibeke Riisberg
Kolding School of Design

Timo Rissanen
Parsons School of Design, USA

Michael Rowe
Royal College of Art

Kärt Summatavet
University of Tartu

Jorunn Veiteberg
Bergen National Academy of the Arts

Martin Woolley
Coventry University

Christoph Zellweger
Sheffield Hallam University

Reviewers

Amanda Bayley
University of Wolverhampton

Amanda Briggs-Goode
Nottingham Trent University

Annabelle Campbell
Crafts Council

Anne Thorpe
Open University

Ann-Marie Carey
Birmingham City University

Brynjulf Tellefsen
Norwegian School of Management

Charlotte Goldthorpe
University of Huddersfield

Emma Shercliff
Arts University Bournemouth, UK

Faith Kane
Massey University, New Zealand

Fiona Hackney
University of Wolverhampton, UK

Gill Bunce
Nottingham Trent University

Geoff Matthews
Lincoln University

Ilpo Koskinen
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Jack Cunningham
Birmingham City University

Jill Jorneaux
Coventry University

Jo Bloodworth
University of Wolverhampton

Jorunn Veiteberg
Bergen National Academy of the Arts

Julia Sissons
Nottingham Trent University

Kate McIntyre
Buckinghamshire New University

Katherine Townsend
Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Kathryn Moore
Birmingham City University

Keith Russell
Newcastle University

Keith Cummings
University of Wolverhampton

Leopold Kowolik
Sheridan College in Ontario and Studio Magazine, Canada

M P Ranjan
National Institute of Design

Magdalene Odundo
University for the Creative Arts

Mark Smith
Birmingham City University

Martin Woolley
Coventry University

Masayo Ave
MasayoAve Creation

Max Stewart
University of Wolverhampton

Michael Rowe
Royal College of Art

Mònica Gaspar Mallol
Zurich University of the Arts

Nick Stanley
The British Museum

Nicola Perren
University of Huddersfield

Nicola Wood
Sheffield Hallam University

Nithikul Nimukulrat
Estonian Academy of Arts

Patricia Dillon
Independent Researcher and Pedagogic Consultant, UK

Pammi Sinha
University of Huddersfield

Paul Harper
Stroud

Philip Kwesiga
Makerere University

Robert Jerrard
Birmingham City University

Rina Arya
University of Wolverhampton

Sarah Kettley
Nottingham Trent University

Sabine Jünginger
Lancaster University

Sian Hindle
Birmingham City University

Sarah Whatley
Coventry University

Simon Olding
University for the Creative Arts

Tim Bolton
Plymouth College of Art and Design

Tom Fisher
Nottingham Trent University

Vanessa Brown
Nottingham Trent University

Verity Carkson
University of Brighton

Victoria Mitchell
Norwich University College of the Arts, UK.

Wendy Moody
Anglia Ruskin University

Editors

Kristina Niedderer
University of Wolverhampton, UK.
k.niedderer@mmu.ac.uk

Katherine Townsend
Nottingham Trent University, UK.
katherine.townsend@ntu.ac.uk

 
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  • Volume (9): Issue (1)
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Editors

Kristina Niedderer
University of Wolverhampton, UK.
k.niedderer@mmu.ac.uk

Katherine Townsend
Nottingham Trent University, UK.
katherine.townsend@ntu.ac.uk

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