Sheridan: The Cutting Edge in Crafts by James Strecker
8vo. pp. 160. colour illustrations. biographies. hardcover. dw. (fine condition). [Erin, ON]: The Boston Mills Press, .
ISBN-10: 1550463020 / ISBN-13: 9781550463026
This vividly illustrated book celebrates the major contribution of Sheridan College's School of Crafts and Design on contemporary Canadian crafts. It features the diverse creations of 48 renowned alumni in ceramics, furniture, glass, and textiles, with each artist providing a personal explanation of his or her work, augmented by an informed appreciation from another major figure on the Canadian crafts scene. It also contains chapters on the creative experience, the understanding of crafts, the craftsperson's life, the place of crafts in modern society, and the value of crafts. This beautiful volume gives voice to a wide range of experience and understanding from within the crafts world. It will inform and fascinate both the professional and the casual observer, and will provide an elegant and challenging introduction to crafts in Canada.