Humor in Craft                 

WINNER GOLD MEDAL, 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards
FINALIST, 2012 USA Best Book Awards
                 
"The most thorough collection of contemporary craft artists
exploring the often ignored/hidden/neglected topic of humor I have ever seen.
I've never laughed so hard upon opening a book!

Do yourself a favor and snag a copy of this book."

(Andrea Pennington, Art Jewelry Magazine Book Review)

Featured on NPR's "Radio Times"
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Special gift idea:
Like the mug on the cover? Purchase it from the artist Jason Kishell directly! The book-mug duo makes a great gift!






























UPCOMING EVENTS:

Humor in Craft EXHIBITION
March 4 - April 19, 2014
Opening Reception: April 1, 2014 @ 6:30PM
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI
17 Fountain St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The Fed Galleries are open to the public Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-5pm, or by appointment. As always, admission is free of charge. For more information on the exhibition, visit kcad.edu/events/humor-in-craft.


What happens when professional craft artists are allowed to let loose, when they get to explore their mischievous and irreverent sides? Find out in this groundbreaking book, which, for the very first time, reveals an entirely different side of serious craft. Hundreds of images and essays from all over the world allow you to gain insight into the creative minds of contemporary artists like never before.

A variety of traditional craft media are shown, such as furniture, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, and metal, as well as a number of unique, nontraditional techniques. Even a bus shelter in London gets a creative make-over that's sure to make you smile!


The topics range from the playful to the serious, but the message is always most enjoyable. Humor in Craft is a treasure trove for craft aficionados and humor enthusiasts alike.

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • 260+ contributing artists
  • 460+ full color images and artist commentary
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (April 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076434059X
Foreword by Andrew Wagner.


Essays:
  • Gail M. Brown: "You must be kidding...",
  • Garth Johnson: "Funk's Not Dead",
  • Kathryn A. Lichti-Harriman: "Taking the Piss: Mistakes and Irony in Scottish Craft Groups",
  • Marjorie Simon: "Wandering Thoughts: What's so funny?"















Images shown left to right:
Dukno Yoon. "Animation Vessel". Sterling silver, LED. Left: 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 in, middle: 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 in, right: 4.5 x 4 x 4 in. Photos: Jeff Sabo.

Lindsey de Ovies. "The Empire Strikes Back". Mixed media; 38 x 32 x 24 cm. Photo by the artist.
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