A Fine Line - Dundurn

A Fine Line

Studio Crafts in Ontario from 1930 to the Present

Published October 1998

Paperback
$ 49.99

Description

A Fine Line celebrates in an accessible popular history the accomplishments of contemporary fine craftspeople. Using Ontario as a base, the book examines how the public eagerly embraced the work of craft designers and makers, starting with the first major craft exhibit in Toronto in 1931 at Ridpaths, and following the story from those beginnings to the present.

There has never been a comprehensive book on contemporary studio crafts in any Canadian province; one is long overdue. A Fine Line places potters, weavers, textile printers, bookbinders, metalsmiths, blown glass artists, stained glass artists, furniture makers, and many more into the larger context of the crafts movement in Ontario in the second half of this century. The book features six decades of outstanding work by Ontario’s designer-craftspeople in colour and in black-and-white photographs. The book also highlights the individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the developing craft and design scene.

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Contributors

Gail Crawford

Gail Crawford is a craft journalist who was Director of Publications at the Ontario Crafts Council prior to researching and writing this profile of contemporary studio crafts. In that capacity, she visited many of Ontario's craft communities and is thoroughly familiar with studio craftspeople and their achievements.

Book Details

Paperback
October 1998
8x8 in
240 pp
9781550023039