Hands, minds, craft. Hands minds craft.

Date and time
17 February 2021 at 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

Zoom: konstfack-se.zoom.us/j/61186137443

Welcome to a series of lectures presented by CRAFT! Konstfack.

In this series of lectures, you will meet a variety of speakers from within the international field of craft. Both theoretical as well as makers point of view will be shared.

Hear a writer’s thoughts on how recent lockdowns has affected ways in working both on personal levels as well as for the whole community within the field of craft. Get a glimpse of an artist discovering an obsession, and how to develop a wide range of work within that fixation spanning through different materials and media. Alongside with the craft makers disclose connection with material and how to involve political and community orientation in an artistic practice. As if this wasn’t enough, we have also added a curator who will share experiences on exhibiting craft.

We happily welcome you to follow these lectures online via zoom.


Barnaby Barford

From the witty cultural critique that characterised the early porcelain figurines to the more recent social commentary of installations and drawings, Barnaby Barford uses familiar iconography to subvert the telling of ancient cautionary tales within a contemporary context. His research explores the fundamental questions driving human nature in terms of morality, conflict between good or evil, lack of happiness, and society's incessant need for growth.

Over the last few years, artist Barnaby Barford has become obsessed with The Apple. It is Adam & Eve, the Judgement of Paris, Heracles, it is The Beatles, Steve Jobs and Newton, it is Cézanne, Magritte, Snow White and William Tell, it is even the American Frontier! Working across drawing, sculpture, film, installation and painting he is using the apple as a lens to explore fundamental questions driving human nature, especially our anxiety afflicted society and our incessant need for More.

Barford will in this online lecture share how he discovered The Apple, and how it continues to be his source of inspiration.

Barnaby Barford has a master's degree in Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art (2002).
Although Barford produces work in a wide variety of materials, he consistently returns to ceramics, utilising mass and industrial production processes.

Anders Ljungberganders.ljungberg@konstfack.se 0704157905

Department of Crafts