Frankly, The Folksy Magazine


The New Artisans by Olivier Dupon

by Emily. Average Reading Time: less than a minute.

This is the kind of book that makes you swoon.

Profiling over 70 contemporary craftspeople from around the world Olivier Dupon attempts, and succeeds, in bringing back the noble status of the “artisan”. Featuring craftspeople from a wide range of creative practices, from ceramics to textiles, metalwork to glass there is a wonderful artistic quality to this book which is consistent throughout.

There are just enough words about each maker to give you a good insight into their ethic, inspiration and background but the main focus, much to my joy, is on the visuals.

For me it’s the exquisite photographs of both the making process and the finished products that make this book such a joy to read. It’s a beautifully curated celebration of modern craft, a great source of inspiration and is a must for anyone passionate about making.

The New Artisans is published by Thames & Hudson and is available now.