Craft publication guide
Now the weather is getting cooler, doesn't it sound lovely to curl up with a craft magazine? We have put together a list of craft and design publications from Australia and abroad. May they teach and inspire you.
ArtWear Publications is an Australian independent publishing company, 100% Australian-owned, providing quality magazines for the textile and fibre arts, and more recently vintage lovers as well, each packed full of ideas, inspiration and news.
Australian Wood Review
Australian Wood Review is Australia's premier woodworking and woodcraft magazine and covers everything the recreational and professional woodworker needs to know to help them create beautiful and inspired works from wood.
Ceramics: Art and Perception
Ceramics: Art & Perception became a global phenomenon when it was launched by Janet Mansfield in 1990, changing the field of ceramics critical writing forever.
A bi-monthly magazine that features a range of creative and cultural content including art, craft, design, fashion, interiors, photography, music and film.
The Journal of Australian Ceramics
Australia’s most widely read tri-annual contemporary ceramics magazine that investigates the lively ceramics community throughout Australia.
Crafts Magazine UK
Published by the Crafts Council UK, this bi-monthly magazine offers insights into the highest quality of contemporary craft practice in the UK and abroad.
Current Obsession Magazine Netherlands
An independent publication discussing contemporary jewellery in the context of today’s visual culture.
Flow Magazine Netherlands
A magazine that celebrates creativity, imperfection, and life’s little pleasures. Featuring artists, creators and thinkers to cover current affairs and advice alongside delightful crafting opportunities.
Hole & Corner Magazine UK
A quarterly publication that celebrates and promotes creativity, craftsmanship, heritage and authenticity through digital, print and events.
Pom Pom UK
A quarterly publication that cultivates the beauty and meanings of knitting, crochet, and craft in a modern way.
Selvedge Magazine UK
Selvedge promotes the best in textiles and textiles makers from around the world.
UPPERCASE is a quarterly print magazine inspired by craft, design and illustration. Common elements in each issue include a playful exploration of creativity, an affinity for vintage ephemera, and a love of handmade.
Garland is a platform for thoughtful writing about beautiful objects made today across the Indo-Pacific. Launched in 2015, Garland is produced by the World Crafts Council – Australia, a national entity of the World Crafts Council – Asia Pacific.
Garland explores the nexus between East and West through a quarterly online publication which brings together writers, artists and carers from across our region.
Artichoke offers inspiring content into interior architecture, design, objects, people and products.
Australia’s leading publication for visual culture and design. Published bi-monthly, desktop explores a variety of creative disciplines including graphic design, digital and interactive design, illustration, typography, photography, and product design.
A quarterly magazine for and about the design hunters – the homes they build, the landscapes that surround them, and the products and works.
A comprehensive architecture and design magazine that brings forth the diversity of quality architecture, design, interiors and products from Australia and abroad.
A quarterly print publication focuses on style, sustainability and substance, created for the rapidly growing number of individuals who appreciate good design and creativity.
Design Anthology Hong Kong
An independent quarterly publication that features quality writing on the burgeoning creative and cultural scene. Each issue features insights into the latest products and projects, behind the scenes of industry events and into the homes of aesthetes.
Modern Magazine US
Discover a fresh and intelligent approach through the publication’s examination of buildings and interiors, furniture and objects, art and craft.
Object Platform is Australian Design Centre's ideas hub. It is a place that exists in the digital sphere to experiment, prototype new thinking, spark physical provocations and commission new content. This program is part of ADC’s ongoing research into design and craft.
The Design Files
The Design Files is Australia’s most popular design blog, covering Australian homes, gardens, art, architecture, craft, interior design, furniture, textiles, homewares, food and more!
Carefully curated, cutting-edge, and highly researched content in the areas of Interior Design, Architecture, Art, Photography, Travel and Design Culture.
Contemporary Art Publications
Since its inception in 2007, Artist Profile has been a leading quarterly journal taking its readers into the studios and minds of contemporary artists across Australasia and beyond.
Art + Australia
Art + Australia is a publishing and research body that focuses on contemporary art and its relationship to broader theoretical, social and geo-political contexts.
Artlink is a quarterly themed magazine covering contemporary art and ideas from the Asia-Pacific
Art Monthly is Australasia’s flagship visual arts publication, providing a critical platform for its artists.
Eyeline publishes criticism and analysis of contemporary art, craft and related media throughout Australia and internationally. Eyeline offers a unique mix of exhibition and book reviews, artist interviews and monographs, specialist columns and researched articles on the happenings in the arts today.
What have we missed? Share with us your favourite publications!
Image: Stack of The Journal of Australia Ceramics. Photo: Courtesy of The Journal of Australia Ceramics.