Material: Making and the Art of Transformation - Nick Kary
In this technology-driven age of mass production, it’s no surprise that the desire for well made & beautiful objects, from the hands of traditional crafters & skilled artisans, is as prevalent as ever.
Material is an inspiring and enlightening exploration of the relationship between humans and the natural world, through our inclination to craft & create. Nick considers what it is to be a ‘ maker’. He tells the stories of craftspeople, asking them why they make, and what challenges they face in forging a living out of a practice that was once a necessity, but is now something of a luxury.
This wondrous book is crafted with the same skill & experience as the beautiful objects created by the artisans described within.
Illustrations by the epic Lou Tonkin.
- 256 Pages
- Dimensions: 15.8cms x 23.7cms x 2.6cms
Nick Kary has worked as a furniture designer maker in London, Mexico and Devon since 1987. Over the last 10 years he has split his time between making, teaching and writing. He is a visiting lecturer at the Schumacher College in Devon and an associate lecturer at Plymouth University. He also runs furniture making workshops at The Brake creative centre in South Devon. MATERIAL is his first published work.