We are surrounded by the word craft today – whether on food packaging in supermarkets or luxury brands, galleries to gift shops to hobbies at home. What is craft and why does it matter to us today: is it a product or a process? Is it always something handmade? Is it just a marketing buzzword?
The exhibition Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters, aims to challenge preconceptions, spark interest and inspire debate about the role craft can play in culture, identity and society.
The works are from some of the most exciting and diverse contemporary British-based makers, across fashion, textiles, woodwork, glass, ceramics, metalwork, furniture and paper.
Harewood House Trust, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG, UK