Art Within Reach (chapter on applied arts and architecture) Thames and Hudson 1984

The Interior Design Yearbook (chapter on applied arts in interiors) Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1989

Classic Crafts, Conran Octopus 1990

International Crafts, Thames and Hudson 1991

Fiber Art Japan (introduction), Shinshindo, Japan 1994

Innkjopt 1995-2000 (chapter on Norway’s decorative arts museum collections) Forlaget Press, Oslo 2001

Michael Rowe: Silversmith, Lund Humphries 2003

Kyoko Kumai (foreword), Telos Publishing 2003

Konstfack Varutstallning (essay),  Stockholm 2005

Re:Form – contemporary Swedish Crafts, (essay) Arvinius Forlag,2005

Tord Boontje, Rizzoli USA, 2007

Foreign Bodies: Christoph Zellweger (essay), Actar, Spain 2007

Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture (essay), Routledge 2016

The Ceramics Reader (essay), Bloomsbury 2017

Material Perceptions (essay), Arnoldsche/Norwegian Crafts 2018

Postcraft (essay), Steinberg Press, forthcoming autumn 2018


Essays for exhibition catalogues

55 Pots, Orchard Gallery, Londonderry, Ireland 1979

Fast Forward: New Directions in British Ceramics, ICA London 1985

New Designs from Britain and Holland, Crafts Council/Galerie Ra 1986

Cloth Clay, Wood: contemporary British crafts, British Council tour in South America and Far East 1987

A Bibliography of the Crafts, British Council, Australasia tour  1988

Contemporary British Crafts, Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and tour 1988

Out of the Wood, Crafts Council 1990

International Textile Competition, Kyoto Museum 1991

Configura: themes of European applied arts, Erfurt, East Germany 1991

The Eloquent Vessel: Michael Rowe, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Cologne 1993

A Vision of the Crafts, Crafts Council 1993

The Raw and the Cooked: new work in clay in Britain, Barbican Art Gallery, London 1993; MOMA, Oxford 1993-4 and international tour

The Chemistry Set: colouring and patination in metals, Southern Arts 1993

2010: Textiles and New Technology, Crafts Council 1994

Works for ’94, Crafts Council 1994

Recycling: Forms for the Next Century, Craftspace Touring/Crafts Council 1996

Shifting Planes: Peter Chatwin, Pamela Martin,EMA/Angel Row Gallery 1996

Gordon Burnett: CAD/CAM Clocks, Miharudo Gallery,Tokyo 1996

Alison Britton, Victoria Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia1996

Objects of Our Time, Crafts Council 1996, international tour

Beyond  Material, the new crafts of the 90’s, Oriel Mostyn 1998

Jewellery Focus, Ruskin Gallery Sheffield 1996

Contemporary Jewellery UK/Korea, Sheffield University 1997

Embody: new figurative glass, Northern Centre for Contemporary Arts, 1998

No Picnic: contemporary designer makers, Crafts Council 1998

Zu Zweit (Twosome) Claudia Langer jewellery, Galerie Tiller, Vienna 1998

Peter Collingwood: master weaver, The Minories and international tour 1998-9

Emma Woffenden, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London 1999

Emma Woffenden, National Glass Centre, Sunderland 1999

Brennpunkt Bergen (ceramics) ,Norway 2002

Shift – Cythia Cousens jewellery retrospective, Hove Museum and tour 2003

Interface: contemporary art textiles, Scottish Gallery/Ruthin Crafts Centre 2005

The Forest of Karakusa: Tord Boontje, Shiseido, Tokyo, 2006

 ‘Harmony and Counterpoint’, Romilly Saumarez Smith: Bookbindings, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2nd May – 2nd August 2009

‘An Ecology of Being’, Lois Walpole: Urban Baskets, Walford Mill Crafts and international tour ending at the National Basket Museum, Noordwolde, Holland, 10th September 2010 until 12th August 2012

‘Flux’, European Ceramic Context Biennale, Bornholm, Denmark 2010

From Leach to Etsy: forty years of craft’ Collect, Crafts Council, Saatchi Gallery, London, May 2011

‘Actions Not Words’, The Power of Making, V&A ,6th  September 2011- 2nd January 2012

‘Journey to an Unknown Destination’, 60|40 Collective, Gustavsberg Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, 8th October 2011- 8th January 2012

‘The Lie of the Land’, Setting the Scene, Crafts Study Centre, University of Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey October 2013

Time Machines: Daniel Weil and the Art of Design, Design Museum, London 14 May-31 August 2014

The One and the Many’, Magdalene Odundo: Tri-Part-It-Us, National Glass Centre, Sunderland UK, October 2014-March 2015

On The Line: New Perspectives on Craft in Southeast Asia, British Council/Aram Gallery, London 3 May- 23 June 2017


Regular fine art reviews for Arts Review and The Connoisseur 1974-77.

1980s onwards: numerous articles, reviews and reports for Crafts; Ceramic Review, The Observer, Financial Times, The Spectator, Kunstandwerk + Design (Germany), Ceramics, Art and Perception (Australia), Glass (USA), Muoto (Finland), Kunsthandverk (Norway).  Journal of Modern Craft

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