By Sarah Roberts
The challenge of selecting individual practitioners to feature in this publication is testament to the wealth of talent and original creativity that abounds in the craft sector in Wales. What we’re able to offer you is a rich sample of some of the innovative work that is currently being produced by artists working in or influenced by Wales and its culture.
Wales Arts International supports the promotion and development of professional practice and practitioners, across all artforms, through the encouragement of international collaboration and partnerships. Many of the craftspeople profiled here already undertake research and projects overseas and continue to develop their work from an international perspective. Others are recent graduates who are shaping the future of craft in Wales, establishing new studio groups, initiating new ways of working and sustaining the creative energy that is integral to the ongoing evolution of both traditional and contemporary craft practices.
We are confident that you will enjoy the work in this book and look forward to inspiring you further should you wish to find out more about contemporary craft practice in Wales.
Head of Projects, Wales Arts International 2005-2007