Citizens of Craft
Citizens of Craft: The Podcast", produced by voicEd Radio and the Canadian Crafts Federation, brings together the voices of craft artists, curators, educators and collectors who speak off the cuff about craft practice and its role in their lives. Podcast guest speakers are, truly, the “Citizens of Craft”. They are masters in their own right, chasing techniques that have been in use for thousands of years, or exploring new technologies that have just begun to push the boundaries of art. They appreciate and create objects with meaning, history, and purpose - rejecting the mass manufactured lifestyle of our time to capture something more authentic. Each episode, hosted by Canadian Crafts Federation Director, Maegen Black, addresses one of ten manifesto statements from the Citizens of Craft movement, and animates the story of craft through the values that this movement upholds. This project is made possible through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
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The Season 2 Finale of the Citizens of Craft: The Podcast, featuring glass artist and Blown Away contestant, Benjamin Kikkert, and ceramist and Editor of Musing About Mud, Carole Epp, explores the manifesto statement, “Vases are people, too.” Hosted…

Featuring Allison Green, textile artist and nature enthusiast, and Tamika Knutson, Indigenous jeweller and artist, this episode explores the manifesto statement “You are not automated, manufactured, or cloned… You weren’t made in a factory, so you…

This episode features Brendan Tang, ceramicist, and our first international speaker, Matt Durran, UK-based glass artist. Guest speakers explore the manifesto statement, “You believe in 10-digit technology… You connect more strongly with things made by…

Featuring Melanie Egan of the Harbourfront Centre and Brigitte Clavette, jeweller, metal artist, and instructor at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, this episode explores the manifesto statement “Cookie cookie butter doesn’t cut it… In…

Featuring guest speakers Leo Kowolik, editor of Studio Magazine, and Sage Paul, Indigenous fashion designer, this episode explores the Citizens of Craft manifesto statement “One size should not fit all… You prefer objects that mirror your individual…

Featuring award-winning mixed media artist, Peter Powning, and Director of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, Clayton Windatt, this episode explores the manifesto statement, “While we all march to different drums, we move together”.

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This episode features textile artist, Monika Kinner-Whalen, and mixed media artist, Seema Goel. They share the history of their own craft skill development and discuss our new-age of mass manufacturing. There are fewer things we need to make for our…

“Objects Should Inhabit, Not Intrude”, features glass artist and educator, Natali Rodrigues, and fine craft collector, Hilary West. Learn the benefits of craft in our living and working spaces, and hear how these two enthusiasts came to love the…

This episode of “Citizens of Craft: The Podcast”, highlighting the manifesto statement, “We value the unique and enduring”, features Inuk curator and academic, Heather Igloliorte, and mixed media artist, Michael Massie, whose work reflects his mixed…

This episode of “Citizens of Craft: The Podcast”, featuring contemporary jeweller, Kari Woo, and historian, curator, and writer, Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, highlights the manifesto “You are not a lemming. You’re not a follower; you trust your own tastes and…