13 November 2007 - 17 February 2008

A V&A and Crafts Council exhibition

Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft

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Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft

Edited by Laurie Britton Newell
With essays by Glenn Adamson and Tanya Harrod

This is a unique look at a group of international artists who place craft at the heart of their practice, transforming everyday subjects and ordinary materials into works that are out of the ordinary. The book features unusual works including the ephemeral ice and chocolate jewellery of Naomi Filmer, the almost hidden installations by Yoshihiro Suda, thread and lace-work of Anne Wilson and scrap metal sculptures by Olu Amoda. These innovative artists show that craft is a fundamental concern across many disciplines, and that the redirection of materials and traditional techniques achieves extraordinary outcomes.

ISBN 978 185177 5248
297 x 210 mm
144 pages, 70 colour illustrations