Stephen Knott

Stephen Knott was the third holder of the AHRC-funded ‘Modern Craft: History, Theory and Practice’ Collaborative Doctoral Award at the Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum. His PhD, ‘Amateur craft as a differential practice’, explores the historical evidence and theoretical richness of this marginalised phenomenon. He has written articles on railway modeling and the producing consumer (‘prosumer’) for Design and Culture and contributed an essay on paint-by-number kits to the edited volume entitled Surface Tensions (Manchester University Press, forthcoming), as well as a short piece of writing for Collaborations Through Craft (Bloomsbury, 2013). Stephen was the Founder Post-doctoral Fellow in Modern Craft at the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham and teaches at Kingston University, Camberwell College of Art and the Royal College of Art. He also is the Managing Editor for the Journal of Modern Craft (Bloomsbury).


The Amateur State