21st Century Bespoke Design: The Resurgence of the Hand
I am investigating parallels & relationships between the 19th Century Arts & Crafts Movement & 21st Century Arts & Crafts aided by the digital world. Does evidence of the ‘hand’ in artwork, design & craft alter our perception of value & does the desire by contemporary designers to create handmade objects stem from this belief? How can a digital contribution assist the handmade? Independent Art & Design Markets have burgeoned in Australia over the last decade. As a Designer-Maker who participates in markets, I have been investigating the views of other participants & have also been exploring these ideas by reflecting upon my own practice as a commercial textile designer, designer of handmade products & artist.