Craft Research volume 6.1 (May 2014)

Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2014

Being now held by over 40 institutions worldwide, including the American Crafts Council Library, in 2013, Craft Research has successfully introduced two issues per year. To build on its current success, we are currently looking for papers for volume 6.1.


For guidance notes or further information, or to submit an article or review, please contact the editors or visit the journal’s website for details:,id=172/.

Kristina Niedderer
Katherine Townsend

Aims & Scope

Craft Research (CRRE) 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.

Call for Papers

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.


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.

About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

5 Responses to Craft Research volume 6.1 (May 2014)

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