Social and economic development is more likely to succeed if specific cultural conditions are carefully nurtured through higher education and enterprise. When we reflect on the unifying potential of craft it may help us to improve prosperity. From this perspective, craft connects artists,
writers, designers, musicians, conservators, farmers, gardeners, engineers, masons, scientists, chefs, surgeons and manufacturers. It may also provide a blueprint for a national innovation system, for a life that involves a drive to create something and a desire to consistently evaluate how
craft, science and technology may be used to the benefit of society, education and the economy.
The aim of Craft Research is to advocate and promote current and emerging craft research, including research into materials, processes, methods, concepts, aesthetic and style. This may be in any discipline area of the applied arts and crafts, including craft education.