Category Design Historian
Tanya Harrod is the author of the prize-winning book, The Crafts in Britain in the Twentieth Century (Yale University Press 1999). She contributes to The Burlington Magazine, The Guardian, Crafts, The Literary Review, The Spectator and The Times Literary Supplement. She is on the Advisory Panel of The Burlington Magazine and is advisor to the Craft Lives Project based at the National Sound Archive of the British Library.
Tanya is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, of the London-based Critic’s Circle and is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the V&A. With Glenn Adamson and Edward S. Cooke, she is the editor of The Journal of Modern Craft. Her book, The Last Sane Man: Michael Cardew, modern pots, colonialism and the counterculture (2012) won the 2013 James Tait Black Prize for biography. Her latest book is The Real Thing: essays on making in the modern world (2015).