The edition 9 is full of talented makers. Very inspiring with a diversity of craft and country.
Love the artists and stories about their journey as a maker. So much inspiration!
I cant wait for the next edition, they are as inspiring and informative. I read it and then take to show my design students at school who also get a great deal from looking at the work of professional makers.
Copy arrived beautifully wrapped, maybe over wrapped if I was overly resource conscious but it does prevent postie trying to force it through the letter box.
I am still getting use to the shrunk down version, there was something about the thickness of the earlier copies that added a ‘heft’ to the subject making it a pleasure to hold.
The makers stories are as always inspirational and a good motivator especially when those personal doubts we all experience from time to time surface, showing other creatives have the same passage through the making and marketing process.
A suppliers list might be useful for tools and products used, or more ads for specialist products even.
The quality of the magazine is more like a large paperback book. The paper is of a really good quality/weight and the photographs and information about the makers is inspiring. The adverts that are present are beautifully crafted and unobtrusive within the publication. i have previously bought the main publications and I wasn't sure about subscribing as I thought these might be a different quality or style, however they are exactly the same and is definitely a good investment for reading, being inspired by or even as a coffee table book for anyone to pick up and read a section.
A great magazine / periodical.
It's really well written and researched, covering such a wide variety of creators.
Visiting their companies and their stories.
I really enjoyed learning about others that make things. The variety is excellent.
Simply love looking through these journals in the evening in front of the fire. I get lots of inspiration for my own work and often find things to help my students at school.
The photography, presentation and content is outstanding.
It’s interesting how many of the people featured have gone through or are going through struggles with their craft but also wellness. Being creative often helps people overcome these dark times. These journals lift my spirit and creativeness. Thank you so much.
A great discovery. It’s great to see so many different makers
Absolutely love this edition it will definitely be with the publications that get re read frequently.
I am always delighted to receive a new work. It's so stylish and made with so much love. And of course the content is so beautiful. So many people doing what they do with such a great dedication.
Really beautifully put together magazine, with a clean design, lovely paper and never feeling cluttered. Super interesting articles too!
I love getting your Book, and seeing the new selection of Artists.! Can’t wait for the new edition.!
Issue 7 was my first subscription issue after reading and enjoying a couple of purchased back issues namely 2 & 5.
Initially surprised and slightly shocked at this thinner than previous issues, however it is now quarterly rather than bi-annual so not a problem.
As with previous issues it gives a good account of each maker’s journey to market, reassuringly similar so a good indication and motivation for those makers at earlier stage.
The one article I had an initial problem with was the slightly advertorial article on Johnstons of Elgin, a corporate manufacture as opposed to individual makers, however it provided a different insight into a tradition skills industry and a way of persevering older skills albeit as an employee rather than a self employed maker, but it’s saving grace is that it supports a community very much in the way mills etc did in the early days of industrialisation, in the same way as as Salts Mills in Saltaire, Bradford and the chocolate makers did such as Caburys and Fry’s.
I eagerly await the next issue and look forward to how this magazine develops has it is a far better vehicle for Crafts and making than the crafts councils publication which has long since lost its way.
Well done and keep up the good work we are makers
The purchase of We Are Makers is a simple process. Quick and easy via their website, as any purchase should be these days. The cost of each edition is very reasonable for what you will receive. Delivery is in good time and your order is packaged responsibly.
From the moment of placing the order online, the anticipation builds. When your edition is popped through your letter box, you rip open the packaging and behold, there it is! Everything from the quality of the paper stock, to each article is well thought out. Being able to read about such a vast range of makers from around the world is thoroughly enjoyable in this analogue form.
Enjoy it with a coffee over breakfast in the morning, as a welcome break during the work day or even as your bed time reading before nodding off. This book looks great, feels great and will inspire and encourage you. Whether that be to go and create for yourself or just be encouraged that mass produced items aren't taking over the world.
I highly recommend any edition of We Are Makers! The only thing you shouldn't do, is keep it to yourself.
"It has never been more important to support makers as it is now. In a culture cuffed to mass manufacture, we risk loosing the skills and magic that independent makers bring to the world."
Kate & Jack