Pay Now
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

Crafted by Design
Inside New Zealand Craft Artists' Studios
By Jeannette Cook, Stephen Robinson (Photographs by)

Very good paperback

Ancient legend has it that Kiwis can achieve anything with a piece of number-eight wire. This book shows that today we can do the same with balls of wool, lumps of rock, lengths of fabric, bits of bone, sheets of perspex and any other material that springs to mind, whether within reach or hard to find. You name it: we've woven, hammered, moulded, carved or otherwise crafted it into objects of enduring beauty, for occasional adornment or daily use. CRAFTED BY DESIGN is a true story about Kiwi ingenuity. In fact it's 55 stories. They profile senior artists as well as up-and-coming ones, fifth-generation-plus and new New Zealanders - and they provide a vibrant cross-section of our craft-art scene today. Stephen Robinson's photographs capture the artists and their work in full colour. Jeanette Cook's text outlines the inspiration and processes involved in crafting; the changes New Zealand craft art has seen; and new trends that are emerging now. The materials that craft artists use are sometimes commonplace, but the results of the imaginative endeavours shown here never are. From glasswork to guitars, hats to hei tiki, sewing to swords, teapots to ta moko, these works are individual and even priceless. Some may be seen in museums in years to come. But CRAFTED BY DESIGN displays them where they are most at home: in the environment, at the studio, with their makers. This book, itself a thing of beauty, is a fine tribute to the achievements of New Zealand craft artists.

Publisher: Godwit
ISBN: 1869621166
EAN: 9781869621162
Dimensions: 23.0 x 26.0 centimetres

Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
You must log in to ask or answer questions posted. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms licence #
Firearms licence holder name
First name is required
Last name is required
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • All of NZ > courier$6.50
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Waimate, Timaru - Oamaru, NZ

Payment options

  • Other options
    Cash, NZ bank deposit, PAYPAL

Pay Now includes:

Buyer Protection Learn More