First Decade Interview with Alison Britton
Digital sound file of First Decade interview with Alison Britton, 01:04:54.
In this 2015 First Deacde interview, ceramicist Alison Britton discusses her time on the Crafts Council committee, early influences, gender issues in making, the impact of digitalisation on craft and tactility, the changing attitudes towards the term 'craft' and the adaptive re-use of the term. Britton openly discusses the politics of purchasing, referring to generational differences in craftsmanship values, and the strategies for acquiring objects in the early stages of the Crafts Council. This interview particularly highlights Britton’s concern with regards to the era of digitalisation, which she perceives to have a negative impact on people’s experience of 3D objects touch and making. It gives an insight into her views on the connotations of ‘craft’ and people’s changing perceptions of it as something to be trivialised or desired.