Of Pre-industrial People - From my Notebook
In the series ‘From my Notebook’ I publish entries that explore future ideas and past observations that have been simmering in my subconscious. Think of these moments as planted seeds of thought from trips, exhibitions, books, podcasts, conversations, documentaries and music to name a few stimuli.
There is an insatiable appetite for pre-industrial processes because they represent something we have lost.
The pre-industrial age was defined by the cottage industries with their settled people, natural materials and hand tooled labour.
It is this nostalgia that draws us to clothing and products that are visibly irregular, showing their interaction with the human hand over many hours.
When most of us are not settled or dependent on our own hand skills for survivial anymore does craft feature in our lives as more of an art form?
Further Reading: The Lowe Foundation
Cover Image: Annie Spratt