The remarkable gift of contemporary crafts bestowed on the Fitzwilliam Museum by Nicholas and Judith Goodison is the subject of this highly illustrated book. Built up over two decades, it numbers over 120 outstanding examples of contemporary ceramics, glass, furniture, woodwork, metalwork and jewellery by artists such as Martin Smith, Philip Eglin, Anna Dickinson, David Reekie, Alan Peters, David Poston, Adam Paxon and John Makepeace. The book contains a conversation between the editor and Nicholas Goodision, a fully illustrated catalogue, and a glossary of materials and techniques. It tells us much about the craft world and is a record of skill, great beauty and elegance of design.
Amanda Game has enjoyed a thirty year career as an exhibition maker, curator and events producer with a specialist interest in supporting contemporary makers, their thinking and their objects. Her twenty years in commercial practice at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, was followed by her establishing an independent studio to foster imaginative exhibition making in public and private galleries working with clients which include the Victoria & Albert Museum; Goldsmiths Centre; Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and National Museums of Scotland. She is currently completing an MPhil Research project at the Royal College of Art London exploring exhibition making in cultures of craft.