What is Critical Craft Forum?

Critical Craft Forum offers real time conversations about critical issues of interest to the field. Anyone can participate and shape the conversation. We are energized by over 8600 participating members today—and add new members daily -- from places across the globe.

People like you make CCF into a platform for dialogue, discussion, and debate. 

We are at the beginning stages of setting up this website and putting new projects into the mix. Email us at criticalcraftforum@gmail.com to collaborate on future projects:

  • Podcasts Coming September 2016

  • Talk Back: Podcast group discussions of books and articles Coming in October 2016

  • National Edit-a-thon Events: Update Wikipedia and grow craft's online presence Coming in Spring 2017

  • Local Chapters: Help move the conversation from online to on site! Email criticalcraftforum@gmail.com

  • College Art Association: Propose a topic, panelists, or help edit podcasts and printed matter See programs tab for current call for proposals.


In 2008, Namita Gupta Wiggers and Elisabeth Agro started Critical Craft Forum out of a desire for a place to talk with people across the craft community. From this emerged a Facebook group (2010) annual sessions at College Art Association (since 2010), and a twitter feed (2013).

Thanks to The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design for funding to research needs in the craft community, and to develop the website and forum. 

This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.