92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y

The 92nd Street Y was founded in 1874 and its School of the Arts, which began in 1930, has been a seminal part of New York’s craft education for decades, even training artists under the GI Bill. (For more... MORE »


Matt Kelleher, Assistant Professor of Ceramic Arts at Alfred University, discusses his students' work

Alfred University

Alfred was founded in 1836 by Seventh Day Baptists as a non-sectarian institution. Unusual for the time, the school was co-educational. It was also racially integrated, and enrolled its first African American student and two Native American students in the... MORE »
Allan Adler, Crowns, 1953. Courtesy of Mrs. Allan Adler, Doug Hill photograph

Allan Adler

Allan Adler (1916-2002) was a silversmith who worked in the Arts and Crafts style. Born in Missoula, MT, he lived and worked most of his life in Los Angeles. He learned the trade from his father-in-law, Porter Blanchard. The... MORE »
American College of the Building Arts

American College of the Building Arts

The American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, SC was created in 1998. A team inspired by legendary master blacksmith Philip Simmons and led by John Paul Huguley wanted to solve the problem that became evident when Hurricane... MORE »
Anni Albers

Anni Albers

Anni Albers (1899-1994) was a textile artist trained at the Bauhaus. In 1932, Anni and her husband Josef Albers fled Germany and moved to North Carolina, where they were invited to teach at Black Mountain College. Anni Albers was... MORE »
Archie Bray

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts

The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is a public, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1951 by brickmaker Archie Bray, who intended it to be “a place to make available for all who are seriously interested in any... MORE »
Neda Al-Hilali

Neda Al-Hilali

Neda Al Hilali is a Czech-born, Los Angles-based artist who was one of the leading female artists working in large-scale three-dimensional fiber in the 1970s. She adopted processes that had traditional origins in the domestic realm, including crochet and... MORE »
Tanya Aguiniga

Tanya Aguiñiga

Tanya Aguiñiga grew up in both San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico, a bi-cultural artist whose quest is to create a dialogue between two very different cultural experiences in her craft-based artistic expression. Having learned her trade from vastly... MORE »
Terese Agnew

Terese Agnew

Terese Agnew’s work has evolved from sculpture to densely embroidered quilts by a process she calls drawing with thread. Her themes are environmental and social. Her most notable quilt to date is the Portrait of a Textile Worker, constructed... MORE »


Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore House, built in 1895, is the largest privately owned home in the United States boasting a magnificent estate with 250 rooms and 8,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains. At Christmas, the grand home is adorned with... MORE »
Christian Buchard, Baskets, 2004. Rob Jaffe Ashland photograph

Christian Burchard

Christian Burchard (b. 1955) is a woodworker who is self taught on the lathe and most known for his wood turned vessel forms and sculptures.  His wood of choice is Pacific Mandrone burl because as it dries, it warps,... MORE »
Cynthia Bringle, Pitcher. Rachael Gehlhar photograph

Cynthia Bringle

Cynthia Bringle is a ceramic artist, who lives and works in Penland, North Carolina. Although she is most well known for her ceramics, she is also a painter and printmaker. She earned a BFA from Memphis Academy of Art and... MORE »
Deborah Boskin, Politics 101, 2004

Deborah Boskin

Deborah Boskin is a fine jewelry artist based in San Francisco, CA. Her work ranges from one-of-a-kind sculptural works to custom made jewelry. She studied at California College of the Arts, where she received a BFA with a focus... MORE »
Dorothy Gill Barnes, Windfall Ridge

Dorothy Gill Barnes

Dorothy Gill Barnes (b. 1927) is a sculptor who works in wood using the bark, branches and roots as she weaves sculptural vessels, often basket-like, that incorporate the unique characteristics of the wood. She was born in Iowa and... MORE »
Edwina Bringle

Edwina Bringle

Edwina Bringle who lives and works in Penland, NC.  As a fiber artist she is known for her use of color and design in her woven textiles and free motion embroidered pieces. Bringle also runs a gallery with her... MORE »
Eugene Burks Jr, Mark Markley photograph

Eugene Burks Jr.

Eugene Burks Jr. is a 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and a saddler. Burks learned many aspects of his leather craft from his grandmother, a dressmaker. Trained in canvas and light textile repair, Burks worked in the... MORE »
Garry Knox Bennett

Garry Knox Bennett

Garry Knox Bennett is a furniture maker who works in Oakland, CA. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts (currently California College of the Arts) where he learned to paint and sculpt. In the 1960s, he used... MORE »
Geoffrey Blake at Old Newbury Crafters. Mark Markley photograph

Geoffrey Blake

Geoffrey Blake was born in Kittery, ME and grew up in Hampton, NH. Blake became intrigued with hand making sterling silver products during a visit to Old Newbury Crafters in his teens. After four years in the Air Force,... MORE »
J.B. Blunk

J.B. Blunk

J.B. Blunk (1926-2002) was a sculptor known primarily for working in wood. After serving in the United States Army in Korea, he met sculptor Isamu Noguchi in Japan and served apprenticeships with Japanese potter Kitaoji Rosanjin and potter and Living... MORE »
Jana Brevick, Power Supply

Jana Brevick

Jana Brevick is a Seattle-based metal artist who creates modern sculptural work and unique small pieces of jewelry to be worn as tools of engagement and accessibility. With crisp craftsmanship, she uses technology, designs and forms that surround us... MORE »
Jim Bassler at the loom

Jim Bassler

Jim Bassler was introduced to the textile traditions at an early age from his father. The Cold War strategies gave him the opportunity to see the world and introduced him to the craft traditions of Europe, the Middle East,... MORE »
Joan Baez with her Martin Guitar

Joan Baez

Joan Baez, musician and political activist, often performs with only a guitar to accompany her clear strong voice, her Martin guitar. Since the landmark 1959 Newport Folk Festival, Baez has been at the forefront of and witness to significant... MORE »
Jon Brooks, Ladderback Chair, 1996. Courtesy of San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, The Bennett Collection, M. Lee Fatherree photograph

Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks (b. 1944 in Manchester, NH) is a woodworker and furniture maker. He makes use of found materials from his house and surrounding woods to create his playful furniture and sculpture. Brooks derives inspiration from the natural setting... MORE »
Judy Baca

Judy Baca

Judy Baca, world-renowned painter and muralist, community arts pioneer, scholar and educator, has taught art in the University of California system for over 28 years, including 15 years at UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana/o Studies. She founded... MORE »

Kathleen Browne

Coming from a background in ceramic, fashion jewelry, and metals, Kathleen Browne’s jewelry often uses photography and its manipulation to provide commentary, sometimes with humor, about the human condition. Kathleen Browne has headed the Jewelry/Metals/Enameling department at Kent State... MORE »

Lorraine Bubar

Lorraine Bubar is an artist, art educator, and passionate advocate for the arts. She is a native of Los Angeles and received her BA from UCLA. She studied animation at Yale University and her short independent films won numerous... MORE »
Scotty Barnhart. Mark Markley photograph

Scotty Barnhart

Scotty Barnhart is a jazz trumpeter featured in the MUSIC episode. In the episode, Barnhart works with David Monette to create a custom decorated trumpet. Barnhart is a trumpeter, composer, educator, author, and after 20 years with The Count Basie Orchestra, was... MORE »
Veralee Bassler

Veralee Bassler

Ceramic artist Veralee Bassler first took clay in hand around the age of 15 in a favorite high school class, ceramics. Several years later, she graduated from UCLA Art Department with a concentration in ceramics. Veralee then began a... MORE »


Arthur Espenet Carpenter building the Wish Bone chair

Arthur Espenet Carpenter

Arthur “Art” Espenet Carpenter (1920-2006) was a woodworker, who was declared a “living California treasure” in 1984. He is most well known for his sleek and distinctive furniture, especially his wishbone chair and desk with scalloped seashell sides. Inspired... MORE »
Charles Carrillo. Mark Markley photograph

Charles M. Carrillo

Charles M. Carrillo is an artist, author, and archaeologist known particularly for creating art using Spanish colonial techniques that reflect 18th century Spanish New Mexico. Carrillo has blended craft, conservation, and innovation throughout his career as a santero, a... MORE »
Chunghi Choo, Decanter

Chunghi Choo

Chunghi Choo (b. 1938 in Inchon, Korea, retired) is a metalworker. She creates jewelry, hollowware, flatware, sculptures, mixed media objects, and textile art works. She received a BFA from Ewha Womans University in Korea and an MFA from Cranbrook... MORE »
Corey Chan dragon head

Corey Chan

An early interest in Chinese arts led martial artist and historian Corey Chan to train in the ancient Chinese New Year lion dance performed annually to bring good fortune. Chan is the Director of Kei Lun Martial Arts, dedicated... MORE »
David Chatt, Marble Bag: Hanging on by a Thread, 1998. Larry Stessen photograph

David Chatt

David Chatt (b. 1960 in Des Moines, IA) is a sculptural glass bead artist. He creates vessels, trinkets, and sculptures by hand sewing glass beads using a right angle weave stitch that he adapted. He received his BA from... MORE »
Deborah Cross

Deborah Cross

Deborah Cross is a textile artist designing wearable art in Freedom, CA near Santa Cruz. Working with the interplay of fabric and the body, she considers beauty and comfort while constructing unique garments that are wondrously varied in their... MORE »
Jean Cacicedo

Jean Williams Cacicedo

Jean Williams Cacicedo (b. 1948) is a fiber artist who works in Berkeley, CA. She is most known for her wool coats that are pieced and sewn together. Inspired by personal myths and symbolic imagery, her work tells stories... MORE »
Joe Cunningham. Mark Markley photograph

Joe Cunningham

Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979 after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. Cunningham’s life is steeped in the study of quilt history and a love of traditional technique from which he has developed a... MORE »
John Cederquist, Folding Chair

John Cederquist

John Cederquist (b. 1946) is a woodworker in San Juan Capistrano, CA, who references traditional forms but uses surface painting to create illusionistic effects. Because his surface painting explores perspective and depth, his works appears to be 3-dimensional. His... MORE »
CUD, Untitled - Tahoma Series, 2005. Russell Johnson photograph

John Drury and Robbie Miller (CUD)

CUD is a collaborative, art effort between John Drury (b.1960) and Robbie Miller (b.1955). Chance, situation and humor inform non-traditional work in glass. Collaboration, concept and reflection of place enlighten the glass making processes in the creation of sculptural... MORE »
Judith Content

Judith Content

Judith Content (b. 1957) is a fiber artist in Palo Alto, CA, who utilizes a contemporary interpretation of the Japanese dye technique, Arashi Shibori. Her hand-dyed, quilted, and pieced silk wall pieces often depict elaborate landscapes that are inspired... MORE »
Julie Chen. Siblia Savage photograph

Julie Chen

After completing a degree in printmaking at the University of California, Berkeley, Julie Chen became intrigued by the language, equipment, and materials of Book Arts and entered the Book Arts program at Mills College. Book Arts encompass binding, letterpress,... MORE »
Kat Cole, Fields of Oil, 2016

Kat Cole

Kat Cole received her MFA at East Carolina University and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and was a Visiting Professor in Metals/Jewelry at Western Michigan University. She has been a presenter at Yuma Symposium and Craft Boston, teaches workshops nationally... MORE »
Kit Carson. Jennifer Gerardi photograph

Kit Carson

Kit Carson is an artist and jeweler, who lives and works at Cactus Camp in New River, AZ with his wife, artist Aryana B. Londir. Carson grew up on a dude ranch with supportive and energetic parents. He later... MORE »
Lia Cook at the loom. Mark Markley photograph

Lia Cook

Lia Cook is a fiber artist who combines weaving, painting, photography and digital technology to create her work. Cook’s work attempts to shatter restrictive theories about craft, art, science and technology. Her focus is on the history and meaning... MORE »
Maureen Cummins

Maureen Cummins

Maureen Cummins (b. 1963) is a native New Yorker. She received a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art, where she studied Fine Art with an emphasis on Printmaking and Book Arts. She has studied with master printers... MORE »
Susan Chin, Forged Links bracelet

Susan Chin

Susan Chin has been a studio jeweler since 1985. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, she inherited some metalsmithing tools, which catalyzed a course of learning through various workshops and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, where... MORE »
The Clay Studio

The Clay Studio

The Clay Studio is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the ceramic arts. It is a nationally recognized arts institution that supports emerging ceramic artists, the work of new and continuing artists, and learners at every level of proficiency, with a focus on broadening ceramic... MORE »
Thomas Chun. Mark Markley photograph

Thomas Chun

Thomas Chun was immersed in a community of Chinese performing arts since childhood. Merely following his parents’ weekend routine, Chun eventually joined as a dancer and musician. He expanded his repertoire with martial arts and after joining a team,... MORE »
Veronica Castillo makes a Tree of Life. Mark Markley photograph

Veronica Castillo

Veronica Castillo is a ceramic artist who crafts exquisitely detailed, brightly colored folk art objects using centuries-old methods and symbols. She is a member of the honored Castillo Orta folk art family of Izucar de Matamoros in Puebla, Mexico,... MORE »
Wendell Castle, Dead Eye, 2006. Lazer Inc photograph

Wendell Castle

Wendell Castle (1932-2018) is a furniture maker based in Scottsville, NY. His furniture designs in wood, plastic and bronze are unique creations that blur the boundaries between function and sculpture. Born in Emporia, KS, he graduated from the University... MORE »


Alejandro de Avila Blomberg Jim Bassler

Alejandro De Ávila Blomberg

Alejandro de Ávila Blomberg, botanist and anthropologist, is the Director of the Ethnobotanical Garden in Oaxaca, México, established in 1993 with the help of artist Francisco Toledo. This unique museum tells the history of the plants and people of... MORE »
Chloe Darke. Mark Markley photograph

Chloe Darke

Chloe Darke is of the generation fueling the DIY movement, hungry to explore and savor the act of making, driven to create. Having studied metalsmithing and jewelry at Maine College of Art, she now produces fine sterling place settings... MORE »
Donna D’Aquino, Wire Bracelet #62, 1999

Donna D’Aquino

Donna D’Aquino (b. 1965 in Newburgh, NY) is a studio jeweler and metalsmith. She is most known for her minimal wire bracelets and brooches, which are often coated in a plastic dip to add color. The jewelry is meant... MORE »
Hidde Van Duym, Wester Isles Expedition, 2007

Hidde Van Duym

Hidde Van Duym enjoys collecting and combining images of many different realities to create watercolor assemblages. By playing on the interaction of meaning, space and color, he produces visual discoveries that go beyond the laws of time and space.... MORE »
Einar and Jamex de la Torre. Rob Whitworth Photograph

Jamex & Einar de la Torre

Jamex de la Torre and Einar de la Torre are sculptors who primarily works in glass. The brothers moved to California in 1972 and graduated from California State University Long Beach. Their unique work is based on their Mexican-American... MORE »
CUD, Untitled - Tahoma Series, 2005. Russell Johnson photograph

John Drury and Robbie Miller (CUD)

CUD is a collaborative, art effort between John Drury (b.1960) and Robbie Miller (b.1955). Chance, situation and humor inform non-traditional work in glass. Collaboration, concept and reflection of place enlighten the glass making processes in the creation of sculptural... MORE »
Marilyn da Silva, Silent Journey, 2014. M. Lee Fatherree photograph

Marilyn da Silva

Marilyn da Silva’s work is based on telling stories through imagery and representational elements.  Her trademark surface treatment of gesso and colored pencil creates a rich palette for her sculpture and wearable pieces. Da Silva is Professor and Program... MORE »
Pam DeLuco. Mark Markley photograph

Pam DeLuco

Pam DeLuco, a papermaker and owner of Shotwell Paper Mill (San Francisco, CA), is the architect of the project Paper Dolls: stories from women who served which contains 20 stories spanning more than 40 years of service and all... MORE »
Patrick Dougherty with A Sight to Behold

Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty is a sculptor who weaves tree saplings into site specific sculptural installations. Dougherty’s interest in carpentry and love of nature inspired him to experiment with tree saplings and learn about building techniques. In 1982, he created his first work, Maple Body... MORE »
Randall Darwall. Mark Markley photograph

Randall Darwall

Randall Darwall (1948-2017) was a master colorist and weaver whose hallmark is an extraordinarily refined aesthetic, and one of contemporary craft’s finest weavers, bringing an intelligence and liveliness to his work. He saw his goal as “not just making... MORE »
Victor De La Rosa, Future Flags of America: Study for 2035 CA Flag, 2013. Aimee Santos photograph

Victor De La Rosa

Victor De La Rosa, an Oakland, CA native, works across a variety of media, including fiber and digital, engaging projects that explore Latino identity. De La Rosa works with a vast language of textiles where he discusses the different,... MORE »
Victor DiNovi, barstool

Victor DiNovi

Victor DiNovi has been a professional woodworker for over fifty years and has completed over 5,000 pieces of furniture within that time frame. DiNovi comes from a family with a strong background in various art practices, which allowed him... MORE »
William Daley, Amanda Schwab photograph

William Daley

William Daley (b.1925) is a ceramic artist known for his large, unglazed stoneware vessels. After surviving prison camp during World War II, Daley went on to attend The Massachusetts College of Art in Boston where, under the G.I. Bill,... MORE »


Cary Esser

Cary Esser

Cary Esser is a ceramic artist who works in Kansas City, Missouri. She creates architectural tiles and terra cotta details using the language of architectural ornament to interpret human culture and the natural world. Esser received her BFA from... MORE »
David Ellsworth, Mo's Delight, 1993

David Ellsworth

Over the past thirty years, David Ellsworth has become known as one of the premier designers of turned wooden vessel forms. His work is included in the permanent collections of thirty museums and numerous private collections. He is a... MORE »
Sculpted ram by Yumei Hou

East West Floats

In San Francisco, the Chinese New Year festival has grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Started in 1860 by Chinese immigrants to America, the 150-year-old tradition of celebrating the Chinese New Year with a parade continues... MORE »
Ofelia Esparza

Ofelia Esparza

  We all suffer three deaths, the first death is the day that we give our last breath, the day that we die. Our second death is the day that we are buried, never to be seen on the... MORE »
Sandra Enterline

Sandra Enterline

Sandra Enterline’s sculptural jewelry comes to life on the wearer. Her pieces incorporate precious and semiprecious gemstones, quail’s eggs, snail shells, insects, and vials of found objects. The intrigue of each piece lies in the ability of the jewelry... MORE »
Tom Eckert, Tank Chair, 1980

Tom Eckert

Tom Eckert (b. 1942) is a Professor of Art at Arizona State University. His sculptures are formed entirely of wood using traditional woodworking techniques that include laminating, bending, carving, turning and painting. He received his BFA and MFA at... MORE »
Tony Ellis playing a Stelling banjo. Mark Markley photograph

Tony Ellis

For renowned composer/musician Tony Ellis (Circleville, OH) who comes out of Bluegrass and Old Time music, a Stelling banjo is his choice. Named a “Pioneer of Bluegrass Music” by the International Bluegrass Music Museum, his experimental compositions have paired... MORE »
Wharton Esherick, Table and Chairs. Courtesy of Jack Lenor Larsen, Leonard Nones photograph

Wharton Esherick

Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) was a woodworker who worked and lived in Paoli, PA, where his hand-built studio houses the Wharton Esherick Museum today. He was one the artists of the early 20th century who were concerned with conceiving and creating... MORE »


Arline Fisch, Pink and Silver Circles, 2005

Arline Fisch

Arline Fisch (b. 1931 in Brooklyn, NY) incorporates different materials and textile processes by knitting, plaiting, and weaving, in order to create her jewelry. She creates collars, pectorals, and head ornaments in a larger than usual scale. Fisch’s work... MORE »
Steve Fenton

Steve Fenton

Steve Fenton (1946-2010) was a needle pointer and collector of craft. He first learned Bargello and then counted cross stitch from his father. Honing his skills over many years, he only worked with blank canvasses or fabrics for all... MORE »
Steve Ford and David Forlano, Satellite Bracelet

Steve Ford & David Forlano

Steven Ford (b. 1964 in Lafayette, IN) and David Forlano (b. 1964 in Charleston, SC) are jewelers, collaborating since 1988. They have worked with glass, fiber techniques, polymer clay, and metal in their jewelry. Steven Ford received a BFA... MORE »



Babatunde Graves

In Chicago, artist Babatunde has been making kinaras, the candleholders for Kwanzaa celebrations, for more than forty years. Based on African harvest celebrations, Kwanzaa is a time of self-affirmation and reflection for African American communities and families. At Chicago... MORE »
David Graeber

David Graeber

David Graeber is a glass artist, who was drawn to art from an early age. The New Jersey native obtained a Fine Arts degree from Camden County Community College, and went on to express himself through graphic art and... MORE »
David Gurney

David Gurney

David Gurney is a potter and painter. He received his MA in Ceramics from California State University, Fullerton. He now lives on California’s Central Coast. His work is influenced by nature, food, Mexican folk art, and his childhood, growing... MORE »
garcia art glass

Garcia Art Glass

Garcia Art Glass was founded by Gini Garcia in 1998 and is now a family-run hot glass design and fabrication studio that specializes in one-of-a-kind blown glass lighting and sculpture. Designs range from functional to the whimsical and are... MORE »
Gini Garcia

Gini Garcia

Gini Garcia is a glass blower, designer and founder of Garcia Art Glass. Commissioned by both public institutions and private corporations, she has completed more than 50 site-specific works. Garcia also creates dignitary gifts and countless residential commissions worldwide.... MORE »
Glen Guarino, Coming About, 2012

Glen Guarino

Glen Guarino’s love for working with wood began when he was nine years old after visiting his uncle in England. His functional sculpture lives in the shared space where the values of aesthetics and function join to make a... MORE »
Jaime Guerrero, Once Upon A Time, 2013. Keay Edwards photograph

Jaime Guerrero

Before I am an artist I am a craftsman… My work is about intersecting experiences and the rediscovery and shaping of relics into new forms as a way of self-questioning. Many things can exist as relics. In my vocabulary... MORE »
Jason Ginter making a timpani mallet. Mark Markley photograph

Jason Ginter

Jason Ginter is a timpanist, percussionist, educator as well as the owner of JGpercussion, a company specializing in high-quality mallets and percussion products. A native of Elyria, Ohio, Jason began playing the drums at age 12. He currently serves on... MORE »
Katherine Gray, Wonderbread Sandwich Serving Tray, 2005

Katherine Gray

Katherine Gray (b. 1965) is a glass artist, creating functional glass objects like vases, candelabras, and goblets, many of which fit neatly inside each other. Her recent work incorporates these works into installations. Gray is a glass lecturer at... MORE »
Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, Alphabet Cabinet, writing desk (open)

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez has combined a first career practicing architecture with his North Bennet Street School training as a cabinet maker to become a nationally recognized designer and maker of studio furniture. He has contributed articles and essays on furniture... MORE »
Pat Courtney Gold

Pat Courtney Gold

Pat Courtney Gold is a basket maker influenced by her ancestors, the Wasco Indians. Her work is based on the baskets of her ancestors using the full turn twine technique but she experiments with different materials (cattail leaves, tule,... MORE »
Rhiannon Giddens and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Judy J. Hing photograph

Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens is a gifted Grammy-winner, African American folk music interpreter and revivalist. Featured in the MUSIC episode of Craft in America, Giddens plays a Jim Hartel Levi Brown style minstrel banjo. Giddens recently featured in a performance at the... MORE »
Susan Garson

Susan Garson

Susan Garson grew up knowing that she would lead a life in the arts. When she began her master’s work at UCLA, she was drawn to ceramics and decided to use her newly found love of hand building united... MORE »
Susie Ganch

Susie Ganch

Susie Ganch is a jewelry artist. Her work explores permeability and interconnectedness. By playing with material, design, and function, she pushes the expectations of how jewelry both looks and feels when worn. She is currently an Assistant Professor and... MORE »
Teri Greeves

Teri Greeves

Teri Greeves is a beadwork artist who lives in Santa Fe, NM. She is enrolled in the Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. Teri follows and updates the Kiowa tradition of beadwork, to tell the story of the American Indian,... MORE »


Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Coat, 2005. Elaine Keenan photograph

Ana Lisa Hedstrom

Ana Lisa Hedstrom (b. 1943) is a textile artist who uses a contemporary interpretation of Japanese Shibori to create wall hangings and art clothing. She hand-dyes, then cuts and folds the cloth. This process creates a conversation between East... MORE »
Eduardo Herrera

Eduardo Herrera

Eduardo Herrera, architect and designer, explored many artistic fields before committing himself to goldsmithing and designing jewelry. His designs are inspired by nature and architectural elements which he translates into silver, gold and tumbaga, an alloy of gold and... MORE »
Helena Hernmarck, Theatre Tickets, 1994

Helena Hernmarck

Helena Hernmarck (b. 1941 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a textile artist and weaver who specializes in large-scale public tapestries. She uses spun and dyed yarns from Sweden and Swedish looms. Hernmarck received her education at the Stockholm College of... MORE »
Jeremiah Holland, Yellow Table #5

Jeremiah Holland

Jeremiah Holland is a sculptor whose work explores topographical and architectural forms through sculpture in wood. His approach reflects sculpture as furniture and borrows from natural and commonplace architectonic forms. Holland received a BFA at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington, DC. ... MORE »
Jim Hartel

Jim Hartel

In the 17th century, slaves transported from Africa to America began making early banjos based on indigenous African instruments. The banjo has since developed into a versatile instrument used in many styles of music: Bluegrass, Dixieland, Country, and Classical.... MORE »
Laurie Hall, She's Got a Ticket to Ride, 2016

Laurie J. Hall

Laurie J. Hall studied under renowned jewelry artist Ramona Solberg at the University of Washington. She holds a BA from Willamette University and a MAT from the University of Washington. Hall has more than 40 years of teaching experience.... MORE »
Lissa Hunter, Collecting

Lissa Hunter

Lissa Hunter (b. 1945 in Indianapolis, IN) is a sculptor who creates contemporary coiled baskets and currently resides in Portland, ME. Her baskets are covered with paper, then painted, and adorned. She displays her work on wall-mounted boxes. She... MORE »
Mark Hewitt

Mark Hewitt

Mark Hewitt is a potter, who was born in England. Although his father and grandfather were the directors of Spode, a fine china manufacturing company, he decided to become a studio potter instead of an industry manager. He received... MORE »
Michelle Holzapfel, Cushioned Bowl II, 1998. David Holzapfel photograph

Michelle Holzapfel

Michelle Holzapfel is a self-taught woodturner and carver. She creates vases, bowls, boxes, and still life sculpture from local hardwoods like burls, unmanageable crotches, gnarled branches, center rotten trunks that are left behind in the forest after logging operations have... MORE »
Ron Ho

Ron Ho

Ron Ho (b. 1936) is a jeweler and honored art educator living in Seattle, WA. Born to traditional Chinese parents, Ho grew up in Hawaii, surrounded by diverse cultures and their unique artistic expressions. His work has been influenced... MORE »
Tim Harding

Tim Harding

Tim Harding is a fiber artist. He uses a self developed technique (complex, free-reverse appliqué) to create interesting surfaces and patterns in his work. He creates colorful, vibrant wall hangings as well as women’s coats. His work is in... MORE »
Trudee Hill, 37 Minutes, 2010

Trudee Hill

Trudee Hill, originally from Seattle, Washington, holds a BFA in Jewelry/Metals from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has lived for extended periods in Hawaii and Estonia, where she completed a Fulbright Fellowship in 2006. Trudee currently... MORE »
Wayne Higby, Temple's Gate Pass, 1988

Wayne Higby

 Wayne Higby is a ceramic artist, Professor of Ceramic Art at Alfred University, and Director of the Alfred University Ceramic Museum. Higby’s unique vision of the American Landscape and its manifestation in work ranging from vessel form to tile,... MORE »
Yumei Hou, Ram

Yumei Hou

Yumei Hou is a sculptor and renowned master of the ancient Chinese art of paper cutting. Hou has dedicated decades to learning, perfecting, and passing on the art of paper cutting in China and the United States. Her talent... MORE »


Clary Illian in her studio. Mark Markley photograph

Clary Illian

Clary Illian is a potter who lives in Ely, Iowa. Illian apprenticed at Leach Pottery in England from 1964-65. Hewing to the Leach philosophy, her subsequent work concentrated on the purity of the pot’s form and the potter’s life... MORE »

Idyllwild Arts Foundation

The mission of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation is changing lives through the transformative power of art.  The Idyllwild Arts Academy provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted... MORE »
Jack Ipekjian

Jack Ipekjian

John “Jack” Ipekjian (b. 1983 Pasadena, Ca) graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in American history and then joined ICW in 2006. Since then he has tried to learn as much as he can from his father.... MORE »
James Ipekjian

James Ipekjian

James “Jim” Ipekjian established Ipekjian Custom Woodwork in 1972. He graduated from Pasadena City College with training as a machinist and subsequently worked in the aerospace industry. This provided a valuable skill set which would later strengthen his woodworking... MORE »


Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood is most well known for her textiles and installation work which represents her own history as a migrant agricultural worker, signifying her hybrid culture as well as the arbitrary lines that divide her homes. Artistic expression... MORE »
Hugh Jenkins glassblowing. Mark Markley photograph

Hugh Jenkins

Hugh Jenkins has worked in glass since 1969. He got his first introduction to glass blowing and the Foundry in Honolulu. He brought glass blowing into the Punahou School art department in 1972 and continued to teach there until... MORE »
Janel Jacobson, Tray with carved miniature Fruit

Janel Jacobson

Janel Jacobson (b. 1950) is a wood carver, whose inspiration comes from nature.  The material of choice has changed, but the thoughtful observation of the setting and detail of her subjects has been a key interest to the vitality... MORE »
John C Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School

Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, the John C. Campbell Folk School offers week long and weekend courses in traditional craft, fine art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography, storytelling and writing. Founded in 1925, the... MORE »
Courtesy of Judson Studios, Kyle Mickelson photograph

Judson Studios

Judson Studios is a fine arts studio specializing in stained glass, located in the Arroyo Seco area of Los Angeles, CA. Judson is the oldest family-run stained glass studio in America still making exquisite handcrafted glass, now under the... MORE »

Jugtown Pottery

Jugtown Pottery, a working pottery and an American Craft Shop, is located in Seagrove, NC in the community of Westmore and was started in 1917. It is just off Busbee Road, a road named for Jacques and Juliana Busbee,... MORE »
Mary Jackson with her baskets. Jennifer Gerardi photograph

Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson is a basket maker who lives in Charleston, SC with her husband, Stoney. She makes sweetgrass baskets that come out of a tradition that has been passed down from her ancestors. It originated in West Africa, and... MORE »
Sarah Jaeger. George Lano Photograph

Sarah Jaeger

Sarah Jaeger is a potter who works in Helena, MT. She received a BA from Harvard College and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Jaeger creates functional porcelain pottery, often thrown and altered, and glazed using wax... MORE »
Tom Joyce

Tom Joyce

Tom Joyce is a blacksmith who works in Santa Fe, NM. At the age of 13, he became an apprentice to a blacksmith and at 16 he dropped out of school to dedicate his life to metalsmithing. Tom constructs... MORE »


Bernard Kester

Bernard Kester

Bernard Kester (b. 1928) entered the craft world as a potter and textile designer in the 1950s. Over the course of his career, he wore many other hats including writer, professor, curator, and exhibition designer. Kester studied and worked... MORE »
Bethanne Knudson

Bethanne Knudson

Bethanne Knudson is the Design Director and CEO of The Oriole Mill and a fiber artist. For many years, Knudson trained textile designers to use software for Jacquard looms, and in 2000, opened the Jacquard Center in Hendersonville, NC,... MORE »
Katherine Stankard Campbell, Paphiopedilum Orchid Paperweight, 2008. Douglas Schaible photograph

Christine Stankard Kressley

Christine Stankard Kressley is a glass artist who resides in Southern New Jersey. Under the mastery of international studio glass artist, Paul J. Stankard, Christine creates glass paperweights, continuing the American Paperweight tradition. Growing up in the Stankard home,... MORE »
Flora Mace & Joey Kirkpatrick, By Means and Measure, 2002, Robert Vinnedge photograph

Flora Mace & Joey Kirkpatrick

Flora Mace (b. 1949) and Joey Kirkpatrick (b. 1952) are glass artists that have worked collaboratively for over 25 years. They create a diverse body of work that includes blown glass vessels with applied imagery and sculpture fabricated with... MORE »
Gail Kendall, Meadowlark, 2003

Gail Kendall

Gail Kendall is a ceramic artist whose work is influenced by European earthenware pottery and porcelain traditions from the 13th through 18th centuries. Kendall is an Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. www.gailkendall.com
Gere Kavanaugh, Flowers Rug, c.1965. Jay Oligny photograph

Gere Kavanaugh

Gere Kavanaugh (b. 1929) grew up in Memphis, TN.  After earning a BFA from Memphis College of Art, Kavanaugh went on to pursue an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  After Cranbrook, she was hired at General Motors working... MORE »
Gerhardt Knodel, Guardians of a New Day, 1987

Gerhardt Knodel

Gerhardt Knodel (b. 1940) is a fiber artist and former director at Cranbrook Academy of Art and the former Fiber Department head. Knodel’s work with fiber includes installations, theater, architectural commissions, and the pictorial potential of weaving. He graduated... MORE »
Chris Kamaka, Chris Kamaka Jr., and Casey Kamaka. Mark Markley photograph

Kamaka Hawaii

Four generations of luthiers preserve the Hawaiian heritage craft of making extraordinary ukuleles at Kamaka Hawaii, Inc. (Honolulu, HI). World renowned for their outstanding tonal characteristics, these instruments are collected and played by the finest ukulele musicians in the world,... MORE »

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City Art Institute is a four year college of arts and design in Kansas City, MO. KCAI offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, in which a comprehensive liberal arts program is complemented, in 14 programs including ceramics,... MORE »
Katherine Stankard Campbell, Paphiopedilum Orchid Paperweight, 2008. Douglas Schaible photograph

Katherine Stankard Campbell

Katherine Stankard Campbell is a glass artist who resides in Southern New Jersey. After earning her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Campbell entered the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and was awarded an MFA... MORE »
Louisa Keyser, Degikup Basket, 1918

Louisa Keyser

Louisa Keyser (c. 1829-1925) also known as Dat So La Lee was a Washoe Native American basket maker. She was born in Nevada as Dabuda, which means Young Willow, but later changed her name. She learned to weave baskets... MORE »
Matt Kelleher, Assistant Professor of Ceramic Arts at Alfred University, discusses his students' work

Matt Kelleher

Matt Kelleher is a studio potter who creates soda-fired tableware as well as sculptural forms. After working as a studio potter in North Carolina as well as participating in residences at Penland School of Crafts, Archie Bray Foundation, Kelleher... MORE »
Tatana Kellner, Iron

Tatana Kellner

Tatana Kellner is a visual artist with over 20 solo exhibitions in USA and Canada. Her practice encompasses artist’s books, printmaking, papermaking, drawing, photography and installation. She uses these media to comment on contemporary culture. Tatana’s work has been... MORE »
Tom Killion

Tom Killion

Tom Killion was born and raised in Mill Valley, California, on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais. The rugged scenery of Marin County and Northern California inspired him from an early age, creating landscape prints using wood, linoleum blocks and... MORE »


Beth Lipman. Mark Markley photograph

Beth Lipman

Beth Lipman is a glass artist working in Wisconsin. Her work explores the symbolism of 17th century still life paintings through glimmering creations made of clear glass, symbolizing wealth and consumerism. Since earning her BFA from Tyler School of... MORE »
Courtesy of Ornament Magazine, Robert K. Liu photograph, assisted by Karen Williamson

Charles Loloma

Charles Loloma (1921-1991) was a Hopi American Indian from the Badger Clan. Although he was a painter, potter and sculptor, he was best known for his jewelry. He started making jewelry in 1955 and changed the look of Hopi... MORE »
Chris Low with his lion heads

Chris Low

Chinese lion dancer and lion head maker Chris Low first began studying the lion dance as a young boy growing up in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He is one of few artists who have mastered both the martial arts based... MORE »
Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee is a ceramic artist who works in Pennsylvania creating forms that mimics natural, creating imagery of flowers, gourds, leaves. As a young man Lee studied medicine and became a successful neurosurgeon but became a potter in the... MORE »
Dona Look

Dona Look

Dona Look is a basket maker who works in Algoma, WI, where she lives with her husband, Ken Loeber and their son, Reid. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 1970. She collects bark from the region’s... MORE »
Harvey Littleton, Courtesy of Penland School of Crafts

Harvey Littleton

Harvey K. Littleton (1922-2013) was a glass artist and educator, who is considered a pioneer in the Studio Glass Movement. His work ranged from functional vessels to sculptural forms. His father was a physicist at Corning Glass Works so... MORE »
Holly Lee. Mark Markley photograph

Holly Lee

Holly Lee is a metalsmith who creates one-of-a-kind pieces using gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones. She creates pieces that are hollow constructed, pierced and hand-drilled. These drilled forms create texture and a sense of light passing through space.... MORE »
Jack Lenor Larsen, Magnum, designed 1970. Courtesy of Cranbrook Art Museum, R. H. Hensleigh and Tim Thayer photograph

Jack Lenor Larsen

Jack Lenor Larsen is a textile designer, and an author/collector/ promoter of traditional and contemporary craftsmanship in all its forms. The “Larsen Look” (colors, materials, and weaves that are synonymous with modern 20th century design) was begun with his... MORE »
Jan Lee

Jan Lee

Jan Lee is a designer, furniture maker and Asian antiques dealer who uses, whenever possible, reclaimed materials such as antique bamboo and hardwood from responsible foreign and domestic sources. In addition to the antiques, Jan Lee provides interior design... MORE »
Janet Lipkin, Untitled, c. 1972. Courtesy of the Bennett Collection, M. Lee Fatherree photograph

Janet Lipkin

Janet Lipkin (b. 1948) is a textile artist in Northern California. She helped define wearable art in the 1970s and is one of the founders of the Artwear movement. She graduated from Pratt Institute with Jean Cacicedo. At the... MORE »
Jeff Lee. Mark Markley photograph

Jeff Lee

At 18, Jeff Lee started his martial arts training and was quickly attracted to the ancient philosophy underpinning Chinese martial arts. His training gravitated towards Taiji Quan. Further practice in Bagua Zhang lead him to the study of traditional... MORE »
Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay, originally from Portland, OR, is a studio jewelry and metalsmith currently working in Los Angeles. She studied with the late master goldsmith, Clemente Urrutia, who taught her, among other skills, the importance of tool making. She also... MORE »
Ken Loeber

Ken Loeber

Ken Loeber is a jeweler who works in Algoma, WI, where he lives with his wife, Dona Look and their son, Reid. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee with his BFA in 1970 and MFA in 1978... MORE »
Lowell's Boat Shop

Lowell’s Boat Shop & Museum

Lowell’s Boat Shop & Museum is America’s oldest operating boat shop, a national landmark and working museum whose mission is “to preserve and perpetuate the art and craft of wooden boat building and promote the history of Lowell’s Boat... MORE »
Marvin Lipofsky, IGS VI 1997-99 #11, 2000. M. Lee Fatheree photograph

Marvin Lipofsky

Marvin Lipofsky (1938-2016) was a glass artist in Berkeley, CA. He received a BFA from the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana and studied with Harvey Littleton (a pioneer of the studio art glass movement) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where... MORE »
mary little

Mary Little

Mary Little is an Irish-born artist that lives and works in Downtown Los Angeles. She began her career after graduating from the Royal College of Art in London as an avant-garde furniture maker–working in one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture. In... MORE »
Nikki Lewis

Nikki Lewis

Nikki Lewis (b. 1976) is a ceramic artist who works in Los Angeles, CA. “I like to get dirty,” she says, explaining her long-standing love for making all things clay. She throws exquisite delicate functional work that feature intricate... MORE »
Stanley Lechtzin, Torque Neckpiece

Stanley Lechtzin

Stanley Lechtzin (b. 1936) is a jewelry artist who uses the electroforming process, which allows him to create wearable, large scale, lightweight jewelry. This process also allows for the combination of materials that were previously difficult or impossible to... MORE »
Sydney Lynch

Sydney Lynch

Sydney Lynch (b. 1951 in New Haven, CT) is a jeweler currently working and managing her studio in Lincoln, NE. She received her BFA at the University of Colorado. Her jewelry combines bold, simple structural shapes creating a dynamic... MORE »
Travis Lum delicately repairs a lion head. Mark Markley photograph

Travis Lum

Travis Lum is a seasoned Chinese lion dancer, martial artist, and designer. Inspired by the staccato, vigor, and excitement of the lions seen in his youth, his appreciation and knowledge for this centuries-old art has only grown. Drawing parallels between his career... MORE »


Catherine Alice Michaelis in her studio

Catherine Alice Michaelis

Catherine Alice Michaelis is a book artist who works near the South Salish Sea in Washington. Michaelis incorporates letterpress printing, book design, and other printing techniques into her work, including eco-printing. Michaelis is inspired by plants and uses them to... MORE »
Dante Marioni

Dante Marioni

Dante Marioni is a glass artist most well known for his freely blown, colorful, tall, and thin vessel forms. His work is influenced in its form by the Venetian tradition. He attended Pilchuck Glass School, Colorado Mountain College, and... MORE »
Monette mouthpieces. Mark Markley photograph

David Monette

Now in their 30th year of inventing, designing and hand-crafting custom brass instruments and mouthpieces, the David G. Monette Corporation (Portland, OR) has developed a holistic philosophy taking into account the player, the instrument, the performance space and the... MORE »
Ed Moulthrop

Ed Moulthrop

Ed Moulthrop (1916-2003) was a self taught woodturner, known as the father of modern woodturning. His interest in wood began as a child and he bought his first lathe when he was a teenager. Although he studied to become... MORE »
Flora Mace & Joey Kirkpatrick, By Means and Measure, 2002, Robert Vinnedge photograph

Flora Mace & Joey Kirkpatrick

Flora Mace (b. 1949) and Joey Kirkpatrick (b. 1952) are glass artists that have worked collaboratively for over 25 years. They create a diverse body of work that includes blown glass vessels with applied imagery and sculpture fabricated with... MORE »
Forrest L. Merrill

Forrest L. Merrill

Collector Forrest L. Merrill has a deep appreciation for all manner of hand-wrought vessels of wood, metal, glass, fiber, and clay, as well as for the exceptional artists who create them. But even more important are the personal relationships... MORE »
Gerardo Monterrubio, Torito

Gerardo Monterrubio

For millennia, numerous cultures have used the ceramic medium to record their existence. From these artifacts, we can form an understanding and various interpretations of the cultural paradigms, socio political practices, mythologies, and the human experience of the worlds... MORE »
Graham McKay

Graham McKay

Graham McKay is a boat builder and manager at Lowell’s Boat Shop. McKay built his first boat in high school and has explored and mastered myriad aspects of the maritime industry, professional sailing, as well as many facets of... MORE »
Harrison McIntosh, Black and green bowl. Doug Hill photograph

Harrison McIntosh

Harrison McIntosh (1914-2016) was a studio potter. McIntosh was introduced to ceramics at a USC night class taught by Glen Lukens. In 1944, he was drafted by the U.S. Army and used the G.I. Bill to study ceramics at the Claremont Graduate School.... MORE »
Jaydan Moore, Wares, 2016

Jaydan Moore

Jaydan Moore was born into a family of fourth generation tombstone makers. Most of his childhood was spent at the family business, which doubled as a rental storage space where he would rummage through other peoples’ objects and listen... MORE »
Jesse Monongya, Hummingbird Bracelet, 2005. Courtesy of Gene Waddell, Mike Waddell photograph

Jesse Monongya

Jesse Monongya (b. 1952) is a master inlay jeweler, who followed in his father’s footsteps. I didn’t know my dad, Preston Monongye, until after I came home from the Marines and Vietnam. Then I looked for him and found... MORE »
CUD, Untitled - Tahoma Series, 2005. Russell Johnson photograph

John Drury and Robbie Miller (CUD)

CUD is a collaborative, art effort between John Drury (b.1960) and Robbie Miller (b.1955). Chance, situation and humor inform non-traditional work in glass. Collaboration, concept and reflection of place enlighten the glass making processes in the creation of sculptural... MORE »
K. Lee Manuel, Feather Collar, 1994. Orah Moore photograph

K. Lee Manuel

K. Lee Manuel (1936-2003) was a fiber artist who is most well known for her leather work, suede garments, and painted feather collars. She was a California native, who made Santa Cruz her home and studio. She studied at... MORE »
Lucy Mingo. Mark Markley photograph

Lucy Mingo

Born in 1931, just north of Gee’s Bend, AL, Lucy Mingo grew up picking crops, cooking for her family, and walking four miles to and from school each day. She worked many jobs through the years, all the while... MORE »
Marina Marioni

Marina Marioni

Marina Marioni is a self taught jewelry artist who comes from an artistic family. Marina creates jewelry that often plays with form and meaning, much like her father’s (Paul Marioni) sculptures often play with visual puns. Marina has experience... MORE »
Mark Mitsuda, Jugs, 2009. Brad Goda photo

Mark Mitsuda

Mark Mitsuda was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. He learned the art of glassblowing in high school at Punahou School, working under the tutelage of Hugh Jenkins. Mitsuda continued his studies at the New York State College of... MORE »
Todd Garrity adjusts the body for a perfect neck fit. Mark Markley photograph

Martin Guitar Co

C.F Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world since 1833. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of... MORE »
Mary Merkel-Hess builds her vessel form

Mary Merkel-Hess

Mary Merkel-Hess grew up in the farmlands of Iowa, where she still lives and works. Studying both metalsmithing and fiber for her undergraduate degrees, Merkel-Hess received an MFA in metalsmithing from the University of Iowa under the tutelage of Professor Chunghi Choo.... MORE »
Matt Moulthrop

Matt Moulthrop

Matt Moulthrop is a woodturner and son of Philip Moulthrop and grandson of Ed Moulthrop. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Matt turned his first bowl at the age of 7. Completing his BA at the... MORE »

Matthew Metz

 Matthew Metz is a potter who works and resides in Alfred, New York. Metz received a BFA from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and MFA from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. From 1989 to 1991 he was a resident... MORE »
MIssissippi Cultural Crossroads

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads is a local arts agency located in Port Gibson, MS. Mississippi Cultural Crossroads is a performing arts center, and has been involved in documenting the culture of the community for over 25 years, providing summer and... MORE »
motawi tileworks

Motawi Tileworks

Motawi Tileworks was founded in 1992 by Nawal Motawi, who started out making tiles in her garage and selling them at the local farmers market. Utilizing Toyota-style production techniques (kanban), Motawi sells tiles to over 400 stores across the... MORE »
Museo Estatal de Arte Popular Oaxaca

Museo Estatal de Arte Popular Oaxaca

The Museo Estatal de Arte Popular Oaxaca (State Museum of Popular Art of Oaxaca) or MEAPO is a small museum in San Bartolo Coyotepec just south of the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is run by the state of... MORE »
Museo Textil

Museo Textil de Oaxaca

The Textile Museum of Oaxaca offers an overview about textiles from Oaxaca, Mexico and the world. The museum promotes textile diversification as for design, texture, techniques and creative processes. The aim is to link tradition, the present times, craftsmanship,... MORE »
Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Candelabrum, Seven Fragments, 2002-03, Courtesy of Cranbrook Art Museum, R. H. Hensleigh and Tim Thayer photograph

Myra Mimlitsch-Gray

Myra Mimlitsch-Gray (b. 1962) is a metalsmith and educator. She is currently a Professor of Art in the Metal Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She received her BFA from the Philadelphia College of... MORE »
Paul Marioni

Paul Marioni

Paul Marioni is a glass artist whose work is about human nature and is often inspired by his dreams. Known as an innovator in the glass world, Marioni pushes his techniques to their limits, regularly redefining what is possible... MORE »
Philip Moulthrop

Philip Moulthrop

Philip Moulthrop is a woodturner who works in Marietta, Georgia. He started woodturning in 1979, learning the woodturning basics from his father, Ed Moulthrop. Philip is most famous for his mosaic bowls and pioneering his composite technique. He received... MORE »
Richard Marquis, Teapot Goblets, 1991-94. Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC/Art Resource, NY

Richard Marquis

Richard Marquis (b. 1945) is a glass artist from Bumblebee, AZ, now living in Freeland, WA. He received both his BA and MA from the University of California, Berkeley. He also apprenticed at Venetian glass factories where he learned... MORE »
Richard Mawdsley Feast Bracelet

Richard Mawdsley

Richard Mawdsley (b. 1945) is a metalsmith. He is most well known for his intricately designed and meticulously fabricated objects and jewelry created with precious metal tubing, metals and stones. His work is influenced by old machinery and mechanical... MORE »
Sam Maloof

Sam Maloof

Sam Maloof (1916-2009) was a self taught furniture maker and woodworker who worked and lived in Alta Loma, CA. He married his first wife, Alfreda Ward (d. 1998) in 1948 and together they founded the Sam and Alfreda Maloof... MORE »
Taweesak Molsawat, Tank Route, 2005

Taweesak Molsawat

Taweesak Molsawat is an instructor of Industrial Design and Jewelry/Metalsmith at King Monkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand. He is a former Assistant Professor of the Jewelry/Metals program at San Diego State University, San Diego, California. He holds... MORE »
Thomas Mann. Mark Markley photograph

Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann is an artist who works in the medium of jewelry and sculpture. The primary design vocabulary which he employs in the making of jewelry objects combines industrial aesthetics and materials with evocative romantic themes and imagery. He... MORE »
Tiff Massey, B(l)ack then they didn’t want me now I’m hot they all on me, 2016

Tiff Massey

Tiff Massey is a metalsmith who creates wearable sculptures stemming from conceptual expression. Massey’s works are an observation of class and race in contemporary culture viewed through the lens of the African diaspora and life in an industrial urban... MORE »
Warren MacKenzie. Mark Markley photograph

Warren MacKenzie

Warren MacKenzie (1924-2018) was one of America’s greatest potters and an inspiration to younger generations. Having apprenticed at the Leach Pottery in 1952, MacKenzie brought the Mingei aesthetic to the St. Croix Valley where it took root and spread.... MORE »
Wendy Maruyama

Wendy Maruyama

Wendy Maruyama is a craftsperson and educator from San Diego, CA.  Besides working as a professor at San Diego State University in the Woodworking and Furniture Design Program, Maruyama also uses her woodworking techniques to make sculpture and narrative... MORE »
William Morris, Canopic Doe, 1993. Robert Vinnedge photograph

William Morris

William Morris joined Dale Chihuly as a  gaffer in his glass-blowing enterprise at Pilchuck Glass School in the late 1970s and soon became Chihuly’s chief assistant.  Morris’s relationship with Pilchuck continues to this day.  As Morris developed his most... MORE »


George Nakashima

George Nakashima

George Nakashima (1905-1990) was a woodworker, born in Spokane, WA. He attended the University of Washington and received his Masters in Architecture from MIT. During WWII, he was placed in an internment camp where he learned woodworking from a... MORE »
Geraldine Nash, Strings

Geraldine Nash

Geraldine Nash learned to quilt after being hired to babysit while the students and mothers learned to quilt.   “…after I got the job the parents came but they didn’t bring their kids. So, Miss Rankin told me to... MORE »
Mira Nakashima

Mira Nakashima

Mira Nakashima is following her father’s (George Nakashima) path by becoming a woodworker. She attended Harvard University and received a Masters degree in Architecture from Waseda University in Tokyo. She worked with her father for many years as a... MORE »
National Gingerbread House Competition Grove Park Inn

National Gingerbread House Competition

In 1992, the Gingerbread Competition began as a small, mostly local event held at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, and has now grown to become one of the country’s most beloved holiday traditions and a serious competition... MORE »
North Bennet Street School

North Bennet Street School

North Bennet Street School has been training people for employment in the crafts since 1885. Pauline Agassiz Shaw, the school’s founder, was a visionary educator and proponent of the Swedish system of manual training known as “sloyd”. The sloyd... MORE »
Richard Notkin

Richard Notkin

Richard Notkin is a ceramic artist who works in Helena, MT. Influenced by the tradition of Yixing pottery, his work is a vehicle for political commentary. He received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from... MORE »


Bayle Owens

Bayle Owens

Bayle grew up in a family working in craft (Vernon, Pam and Travis Owens) who own Jugtown Pottery, an American Craft Shop located in Seagrove, NC.   As a child, she spent a large amount of time around the... MORE »
Jeff Oestreich

Jeff Oestreich

Jeff Oestreich was trained in the austere simplicity of traditional Asian pottery while serving as apprentice to Bernard Leach in England in the 1960s. Driven to achieve a personal style, he overlaid this foundation with a passion for Art... MORE »
Miguel Angel Ortiz Miranda

Miguel Angel Ortiz Miranda

Miguel Angel Ortiz Miranda’s father Jorge was a maestro in William Spratling’s legendary silver workshop in Taxco. Taking inspiration from his father, Miguel Ángel is a gifted designer and jeweler, winning numerous prestigious national awards for jewelry design and... MORE »
Old Newbury Crafters

Old Newbury Crafters

The craft of silversmithing in New England existed even before America’s most patriotic silversmith, Paul Revere, made his famous ride. Old Newbury Crafters in Amesbury, MA was one of the best at the time. Fourteen generations later, it is... MORE »
Pam Owens

Pamela Owens

Pam’s pottery studies began with seven years of pottery apprenticeship, the traditional method of pottery study. Beginning in 1975, she studied for two years at High Mowing School, a small Waldorf School in New Hampshire, under the guidance of... MORE »
Travis Owens. Mark Markley photograph

Travis Owens

Travis, the son of Vernon and Pam Owens began working with clay as soon as he could walk and grew up learning the craft from his family. Travis received a BA in Art and Design at North Carolina State... MORE »
Vernon Owens

Vernon Owens

Vernon Owens is a native of Seagrove in Moore County, NC. His roots in pottery go back four to five generations. Vernon grew up working in his father’s shop, M.L. Owens, absorbing the style and shapes. In the late... MORE »


Albert Paley. Mark Markley photograph

Albert Paley

Albert Paley is a metal sculptor and artist. Beginning as a goldsmith, Paley’s work has evolved through time and technology to a monumental scale. From first mental image, to drawings, to cardboard models, to CAD (computer-aided design) maquette, to... MORE »
carlomagno pedro martinez

Carlomagno Pedro Martínez

Carlomagno Pedro Martínez is a Mexican ceramic artist from San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, a Zapotec town famous for producing barro negro, polished black pottery. Carlomagno comes from a long line of ceramic artists and as a young child,... MORE »
Corine Pearce

Corine Pearce

Corine Pearce is a Pomo basket weaver from Redwood Valley, CA. Throughout the history of the Pomo people, baskets were the essential tool of life and Pomo baskets are among the best in the world by fact of their... MORE »
Davide Prete forging, Mark Markley photograph

Davide Prete

Davide Prete is a sculptor and architect who specializes in urban scale works using stainless steel and forged steel. Prete wants to connect traditional technique with modern shapes. For this reason he loves to work with iron forging but... MORE »
John Prip, Dimension, Tea and Coffee Service, c. 1960. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Erik Gould photograph

John Prip

John Prip (b. 1922) is a fourth generation metalsmith, born in New York and raised in Denmark. At the age of 15, he began his apprenticeship at his father’s silversmithing factory. At the age of 26, he immigrated back... MORE »
Joseph "Ronnie" Pringle, Pineapple Trophy, Steve Lepre photo

Joseph “Ronnie” Pringle

Joseph Pringle (b. 1943), better known as “Ronnie,” was born and raised in Charleston, SC. He fell in love with the blacksmith shop at an early age while visiting his cousin, Philip Simmons, practically every day. He loved his... MORE »
Joseph Pereira at the timpani. Mark Markley photograph

Joseph Pereira

Joseph Pereira, Principal Timpanist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2007, composer and teacher, has appeared in some of the world’s greatest orchestras and can be heard on numerous recordings and soundtracks to major motion pictures. Working closely with... MORE »
Magdalena Pedro Martinez

Magdalena Pedro Martínez

Magdalena Pedro Martínez is an outstanding barro negro ceramist, in the tradition of her family in San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. Trained as a medical doctor, she also devotes time to ceramics, specializing in female figures dressed in the... MORE »
Mary Ann Pettway

Mary Ann Pettway

Mary Ann Pettway, manager of the Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective, learned to quilt as a young child from her mother. She made her first quilt for the collective in the summer of 2005. The seventh of 12 children, Mary... MORE »
Penland School of Crafts

Penland School of Crafts

Penland School of Crafts, located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, was founded as a national center for craft education in 1929 by Lucy Morgan. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious handicraft schools in America. Miss Lucy,... MORE »
Adding black stain to the recesses of the tile to create depth


Pewabic has been a beacon for artists since 1905, producing museum quality ceramics in Detroit for over 100 years. Long honored for its museum quality ceramics with a unique iridescent glaze, Pewabic is now one of only two active... MORE »
Pilchuck Glass School

Pilchuck Glass School

Pilchuck Glass School was founded in 1971 by Dale Chihuly, Anne Gould Hauberg, and John H. Hauberg. Through the years, Pilchuck has been a primary force in the evolution of glass as a means of artistic expression and has become... MORE »

Punahou School

Punahou School was built on the lands of Ka Punahou, named for the fabled natural spring discovered centuries ago under a hala tree. The spring still flows today, at the heart of Punahou’s campus under the Thurston Memorial Chapel,... MORE »
Steven Portigal

Steven Portigal

Steven Portigal received his BFA from California State University, Northridge, where he studied with Howard Tollefson, and his MFA in Ceramics at UCLA, where he studied with Adrian Saxe. An artist and educator whose creative endeavors in the studio... MORE »
Tom Pullin. Mark Markley photograph

Tom Pullin

Tom Pullin served in the U.S. Army for almost twenty-five years and has brought his service to his art. He says, reminiscent of his training in the military, “It would be impossible to work with metal and not have... MORE »



Cristina Romo Castillo

Cristina Romo

Cristina Romo began designing in silver at the age of five. Her grandfather Antonio, trained by the renowned silversmith William Spratling, later departed to establish his own workshop outside of Taxco. Cristina’s mother, Emilia Castillo, is a celebrated silversmith... MORE »
Charles (Ed) Rossbach, Ceremonial Vessel with Shells, 1991, Courtesy of Cranbrook Art Museum, R. H. Hensleigh and Tim Thayer photograph

Ed Rossbach

Ed Rossbach (1914-2002) was a fiber artist who worked in basketmaking and weaving. Originally from Chicago, he worked and lived in Berkeley, CA. He was drawn to nontraditional textile materials including foil, plastic bags, Mylar, twigs, staples, Styrofoam, and... MORE »
Faith Ringgold with Tar Beach. Mark Markley photograph

Faith Ringgold

Internationally celebrated artist, teacher, and author, Faith Ringgold is best known for her painted story quilts – art that combines painting, quilted fabric and storytelling. Her famous quilt, Tar Beach, resides at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New... MORE »
Felicia Rice

Felicia Rice

Felicia Rice, book artist, book arts educator, sole proprietor of Moving Parts Press in Santa Cruz, CA, collaborates with visual and performing artists and writers to create book structures that combine word and image. Moving Parts Press publications have... MORE »
Harley Refsal

Harley Refsal

Harley Refsal is an internationally recognized figure carver, specializing in Scandinavian flat-plane wood carving. Raised in Minnesota, he has lived in Norway in the 1960s and 1980s, and traveled extensively throughout Scandinavia. Refsal, who speaks fluent Norwegian, has shared... MORE »
Hystercine Rankin

Hystercine Rankin

Hystercine Rankin (1929-2010) learned quilting from her grandmother at the age of 12 and started making quilts to keep her family warm. She made traditional quilts like the log cabin, but created her own unique versions of them, utilizing... MORE »
Judas Recendez at the wheel. Mark Markley photograph

Judas Recendez

Judas Recendez is a ceramic artist who spent his youth in sunny Visalia, CA, surfing, hiking and exploring an interest in fine art and ceramics. Recendez is a U.S. Army Veteran of the Iraq War who participated in 2... MORE »
Merry Renk, Golden Foam Wedding Crown

Merry Renk

Merry Renk (1921-2012) was a jeweler known for her work in enamels, interlocking forms and small metal sculptures. She attended the Institute of Design in Chicago and opened a gallery showcasing contemporary painting, sculpture, textiles, and jewelry. While still... MORE »
Michael Rohde, Partita, 2002, Andrew Neuhart photograph

Michael F. Rohde

After pursuing dual careers in biochemistry and weaving, Michael F. Rohde left behind his job as director of a biotechnology research lab in 1998 to devote full time to his work. Weaving has been a fervent activity since 1973.... MORE »


Alice Simpson, Rumba, 2002

Alice Simpson

After a career as a graphic designer and illustrator, Alice Simpson entered the book art scene in 1992 with a colorful and romantic homage to ballroom, with books such as Swing!, Dirty Dancing, Rumba, and Tango Bar. Simpson’s work... MORE »
Billie Ruth Sudduth, Fibonacci

Billie Ruth Sudduth

Billie Ruth Sudduth (b. 1945) is a self taught basketmaker who works in Bakersville, NC. Her baskets are inspired by the Shaker and Appalachian baskets, but are also based on the Fibonacci sequence. Her baskets are made of reed... MORE »
Carlton Simmons, Blue Heron

Carlton Simmons

Carlton Simmons (b. 1959), a nephew of the master blacksmith, Philip Simmons (1912-2009), enjoys the free style design in iron with an eye on nature. He went into the blacksmith shop at the age of 13 also – the... MORE »
Carol Shaw-Sutton, Spirit Canoes, 1986

Carol Shaw-Sutton

Carol Shaw-Sutton is an artist specializing in fiber and textile processes using both ancient and more modern techniques.  She has been a Professor of Art at California State University, Long Beach for over 31 years and has been the... MORE »
Christina Smith, In Search of Terra Incognito, tea service, 2002. Anthony Cuñha photograph

Christina Smith

Christina Smith (b. 1951) is a silversmith living in Fullerton, CA. Her work has a passion for luxury, yet they speak to a modern mind with sharp lines and biting, narrative wit. She creates brooches, boxes, purses, tea sets,... MORE »
Katherine Stankard Campbell, Paphiopedilum Orchid Paperweight, 2008. Douglas Schaible photograph

Christine Stankard Kressley

Christine Stankard Kressley is a glass artist who resides in Southern New Jersey. Under the mastery of international studio glass artist, Paul J. Stankard, Christine creates glass paperweights, continuing the American Paperweight tradition. Growing up in the Stankard home,... MORE »
Eliel Saarinen, Tea Urn and Tray, c. 1934. Courtesy of Cranbrook Museum of Art and Ronald S. Swanson, R.H. Hensleigh photograph

Eliel Saarinen

Eliel Saarinen (1873-1950) was a Finnish architect who became famous for his art nouveau buildings in the early years of the 20th century. As a young man, Saarinen studied painting and architecture at Helsinki University. He moved to the... MORE »
Mark Markley photograph

Geoff Stelling

Geoff Stelling has spent the past 40 years perfecting his five-string Bluegrass banjos, from the patented wedge-fitted pot assembly up to the pivot-pin tailpiece. His designs assures the best possible tone ring and flange to wood rim fit possible... MORE »
Helen Shirk, Blue/Red Pair, 1998/2001

Helen Shirk

Helen Shirk (b. 1942 in Buffalo, NY) is a metalsmith/jeweler and educator. She is known for her large richly colored copper vessels that draw on the power and diversity of the natural world for inspiration and meaning. She is... MORE »
Isabel and Enrique Sanchez

Isabel & Enrique Sanchez

Isabel and Enrique Sánchez have been active in the Chicano pride movement which started in San Antonio in the late 1960s. They continue to pass on family traditions and culture to their children and grandchildren. They are parents to... MORE »
Jake Shimabukuro. Mark Markley photograph

Jake Shimabukuro

At the age of four, Jake Shimabukuro started playing the ukulele, quickly developing a unique fast and complex finger style. In 2006, his version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube. He travels the world year-round... MORE »
Joy Stocksdale, Green Curved Leaves II

Joy Stocksdale

Joy Stocksdale received a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. As a result of studies at Goldsmith’s College, University of London in 1979, she developed polychromatic screen printing. Her printed silk garments, hangings, and... MORE »
Joyce J. Scott

Joyce J. Scott

Joyce J. Scott is a versatile artist from Baltimore, Maryland. She is a printmaker, weaver, sculptor, performance artist, and educator, but she is probably most well known for her work in jewelry, beadwork, and glass. Her art reflects her... MORE »
June Schwarz, #834, 1981. Courtesy of Forrest L. Merrill, M. Lee Fatheree photograph

June Schwarcz

June Schwarcz (1918-2015) was a metalworker whose arena was enamel. Born in Denver, she studied writing at the University of Colorado and then at the University of Chicago. Deciding that “posterity would forgive her” if she put her talents... MORE »
Karyl Sisson, Container XIII, 1990. G. Lloyd C Solly II photograph, GLCSII Studios

Karyl Sisson

Karyl Sisson (b.1948) is a fiber artist originally from Brooklyn, NY.  Using recycled or repurposed materials (like old cloth tape measures, wood clothespins, vintage paper drinking straws and vintage zippers), she creates wall art and sculptural forms.  Sisson says,... MORE »
Katherine Stankard Campbell, Paphiopedilum Orchid Paperweight, 2008. Douglas Schaible photograph

Katherine Stankard Campbell

Katherine Stankard Campbell is a glass artist who resides in Southern New Jersey. After earning her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Campbell entered the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and was awarded an MFA... MORE »
Kay Sekimachi, Takarabako, Courtesy of Forrest L. Merrill Collection, M. Lee Fatherree photograph

Kay Sekimachi

Kay Sekimachi is a fiber artist and weaver, known as a “weaver’s weaver” for her unusual use of the loom in constructing three-dimensional sculptural pieces. In the early 1970s she used nylon monofilament to create hanging quadruple tubular woven... MORE »
Kiff Slemmons

Kiff Slemmons

Kiff Slemmons is an artist who creates sculptural jewelry in paper and metal. During a trip to Mexico, Slemmons saw the jewelry in Tomb 7 at Monte Albán and it sparked her interest in non-precious jewelry materials. Slemmon’s metal jewelry... MORE »
Linda Sikora works on a teapot in her studio

Linda Sikora

Linda Sikora is a potter and Professor at Alfred University. Sikora is known for her jars and teapots, which she thoughtfully crafts. Sikora received her MFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and her BFA from the Nova Scotia College... MORE »
Lisa Sorrell

Lisa Sorrell

 Lisa Sorrell learned to sew clothing at age twelve. By the time she was fifteen she was both designing her own clothing and sewing professionally. In 1990, when she was 20, she moved from Missouri to Guthrie, Oklahoma.... MORE »
Marilyn da Silva, Silent Journey, 2014. M. Lee Fatherree photograph

Marilyn da Silva

Marilyn da Silva’s work is based on telling stories through imagery and representational elements.  Her trademark surface treatment of gesso and colored pencil creates a rich palette for her sculpture and wearable pieces. Da Silva is Professor and Program... MORE »
Paul Stankard

Paul J. Stankard

Paul J. Stankard is a glass artist living in Mantua, NJ, an area where glass has been produced since 1739. Paul follows in the tradition of centuries-old European lampwork, elevating the practice of flamework to the highest art form... MORE »
Philip Simmons

Philip Simmons

Philip Simmons (1912–2009) was a renowned blacksmith in Charleston, SC. Enticed by the sparks flying in a blacksmith shop he passed on his way to school, he became an apprentice at the early age of 13 in the shop... MORE »
Preston Singletary, Family Story Totem

Preston Singletary

 Preston Singletary is a Tlingit glass artist. Singletary transfers Tlingit designs, traditionally carved in wood, onto glass. He studied at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Light is integral to his work, and he uses it to... MORE »
Ramona Solberg, Courtesy of Sharon Dwinnell-Smith and Larry Metcalf

Ramona Solberg

Ramona Solberg (1921-2005) was a jeweler, who was born in Watertown, SD, but lived and taught in Seattle. She was a pioneer in the contemporary jewelry movement. Solberg rarely used precious metals, preferring found objects and incorporating ethnic elements... MORE »
Randy Stromsoe

Randy Stromsoe

Randy Stromsoe, at the age of 19 was classically trained by silversmith, Porter Blanchard.  Stromsoe has been designing and hand crafting fine tableware for most of his adult life. He has created presentation pieces for the U.S. State Department,... MORE »
Salem Community College student glassblowing, Courtesy of Salem Community College

Salem Community College

New Jersey’s Salem Community College, which opened as the Salem County Technical Institute in 1958, offers the only Scientific Glass Technology associate degree program in the United States. This degree provides students with the necessary skills and techniques to... MORE »
Sandy Simon, Bull Jar

Sandy Simon

Sandy Simon is a studio potter and in 1994 opened TRAX Gallery in Berkeley, CA to provide greater representation for ceramicists dedicated to utility. Simon keeps her forms minimal, thus highlighting the landscape of a form, the detailed addition... MORE »
Self Help Graphics & Art

Self Help Graphics & Art

Self-Help Graphics & Art, Inc. is a community arts center in East Los Angeles, California. Formed during the cultural renaissance that accompanied the Chicano Movement, Self Help Graphics, was one of the primary centers that incubated the nascent Chicano... MORE »
Smithsonian Craft Show. Jennifer Gerardi photograph

Smithsonian Craft Show & Craft2Wear

The Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) is a volunteer grant-making organization dedicated to advancing the Smithsonian mission to increase and diffuse knowledge. The SWC produces two annual signature events, the Smithsonian Craft Show (April) and the Craft2Wear (October), which serve to promote fine American craft... MORE »
Judy Baca SPARC

Social and Public Art Resource Center

The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is a non-profit community arts center based in Venice, California. According to its mission statement, “SPARC espouses public art as an organizing tool for addressing contemporary issues, fostering cross-cultural understanding and... MORE »
Susan Stinsmuehlen Amend

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend is a glass artist. Stinsmuehlen-Amend’s early work concentrated on bold, experimental pieces that defied idealized standards of beauty, taste, form and pattern. She crossed over the various methods of manipulating glass and incorporated other media into her... MORE »
Therman Statom. Denise Kang photograph

Therman Statom

Therman Statom (b. 1953) is a glass artist currently living in Omaha, NE. Statom is best known for his painted ladders, houses, chairs, etc., constructed out of plate glass, blown glass objects, plywood, and found objects. He studied glass at Pilchuck... MORE »


Akio Takamori, Cup and Plate. Doug Hill photograph

Akio Takamori

Akio Takamori (1950-2017) was born and raised in Japan. Takamori apprenticed with a master folk potter in Kyushu and met American ceramist Ken Ferguson, who encouraged Takamori go to the United States and study with him at the Kansas City Art... MORE »
Barbara Teller Ornelas

Barbara Teller Ornelas

Barbara Teller Ornelas is a 5th generation Master Navajo weaver who specializes in Two Grey Hills style pieces. Her father, Sam Teller, worked at the Two Grey Hills Trading Post in New Mexico, where she was raised with her... MORE »
Barbara Tetenbaum

Barbara Tetenbaum

Barbara Tetenbaum has been printing artist books under the imprint, Triangular Press, since 1979. She is currently Professor and Department Head of Book Arts at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, OR. She is the recipient of... MORE »
Carmen Tapia

Carmen Tapia

Carmen Tapia, designer, preserves and refines her family’s tradition of fabricating jewelry in metals and stones. Carmen has won numerous prizes in significant jewelry design competitions in Mexico and the U.S., her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums,... MORE »
Ehren Tool

Ehren Tool

Ehren Tool is a ceramic artist and Senior Laboratory Mechanician at the Ceramic Department at University of California, Berkeley, and Marine Veteran of the 1991 Gulf War. Tool was greatly influenced by American expressionist ceramic sculptor, Peter Voulkos. Tool... MORE »
Francisco Toledo

Francisco Toledo

Francisco Toledo, known in Oaxaca as El Maestro, is regarded by many as Mexico’s most important and provocative living artist. He has been instrumental in building a series of highly successful public cultural institutions in Oaxaca, the city he... MORE »
Kathleen Trenchard. Mark Markley photograph

Kathleen Trenchard

Kathleen Trenchard has researched and worked in traditional Mexican papel picado (punched paper) ever since the early ‘90s when she was introduced to the technique in Huixcolotla, Mexico. Her work explores contemporary designs, applications and materials suitable for cut... MORE »
Kazuki Takizawa

Kazuki Takizawa

Kazuki Takizawa is a Japanese glass artist currently based in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010. He has since worked and taught at various glass educational facilities including Pilchuck Glass School and Public... MORE »
Louis Comfort Tiffany, Vase, 1901-1905, Courtesy of the Newark Museum

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany & Company. During his youth, his main interest was painting. Tiffany studied under the American painters George Inness and Samuel Colman, as well as studying... MORE »
Lynda Teller Pete

Lynda Teller Pete

Lynda Teller Pete is a 5th generation Navajo weaver who is known for weaving in the traditional Two Grey Hills pattern. Her father, Sam Teller, worked at the Two Grey Hills Trading Post in New Mexico, where she was... MORE »
Shoko Teruyama, Oval Bowl, 2016

Shoko Teruyama

Shoko Teruyama is a ceramic artist. Teruyama’s handbuilt work is made of earthenware with white slip and sgraffito decoration. She has developed a cast of characters based on experience with human relations. As the characters interact, Shoko wants the viewer to... MORE »
Taller Arte Papel

Taller Arte Papel Oaxaca

El Taller Arte Papel of Oaxaca is a paper-making cooperative founded in 1998 by Francisco Toledo. After refurbishing the former Hidroeléctrica La Soledad, a 19th century hydroelectric plant that once provided all of Oaxaca’s electricity, Toledo set up the... MORE »
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1936 in Northern Oregon. It was dedicated in September 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and he declared it a venture made possible by the WPA to represent new... MORE »


Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood is most well known for her textiles and installation work which represents her own history as a migrant agricultural worker, signifying her hybrid culture as well as the arbitrary lines that divide her homes. Artistic expression... MORE »


Claire Van Vliet, Tumbling Blocks, 1996. John Somers photograph

Claire Van Vliet

Claire Van Vliet is widely recognized as a master printmaker and has won numerous awards including election to the National Academy, two Honorary Doctorates of Fine Arts and the prestigious MacArthur Prize Fellowship. Born in Ottawa in 1933, she... MORE »
Hidde Van Duym, Wester Isles Expedition, 2007

Hidde Van Duym

Hidde Van Duym enjoys collecting and combining images of many different realities to create watercolor assemblages. By playing on the interaction of meaning, space and color, he produces visual discoveries that go beyond the laws of time and space.... MORE »

J. Isaac Vasquez Garcia

J. Isaac Vásquez García, master weaver and dyer, the eldest living member of the one of the oldest weaving families in Teotitlán del Valle, México, pioneered the renaissance of using pre-Hispanic natural dyes on pure wool. Isaac’s three sons,... MORE »
Peter Voulkos

Peter Voulkos

Peter Voulkos (1924-2002) was a ceramist most known for his abstract expressionist sculptures. He received his BS from the Montana State College, Bozeman and received his MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now the California College... MORE »


Dave & Roberta Williamson

Dave and Roberta Williamson are jewelers who live in Berea, OH. The Williamsons create jewelry that combines ephemera and found objects, some of which has been passed down in their families, and others found at the many flea markets... MORE »
Denise Wallace

Denise Wallace

Denise Wallace is a jewelry artist of Native Alaskan Aleut descent, who worked with her husband, Samuel Wallace (1936-2010). She maintains and modifies a walrus-ivory carving tradition. Wallace is most well known for her elaborate belts which depict people,... MORE »
Nancy Worden, Mantle for Textual Assault, 2015

Nancy Worden

For more than three decades, Nancy Worden has interpreted the events in her life as an American woman. Her jewelry intertwines an exploration of materials from contemporary American culture and an intensive study of the history of jewelry design... MORE »
Pamela Weir-Quiton

Pamela Weir-Quiton

Pamela Weir-Quiton is a Los Angeles artist with more than fifty years of woodworking under her tool belt. As a young art student at CSUN with a knack for fashion design, Weir-Quiton initially explored ceramics and photography but was soon... MORE »
Samuel Wallace

Samuel Wallace

Lapidary Samuel Wallace (1936-2010) worked with his wife Denise Wallace (b. 1957 in Seattle, WA), a jeweler of Native Alaskan Aleut descent. She maintains and modifies a walrus-ivory carving tradition. Their work has been in the collections of the... MORE »


Jan Yager

Jan Yager

Jan Yager is an artist and mixed-media jeweler. She received a BFA from Western Michigan University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work is known for its close observation of nature, reference to colonial... MORE »
Jared Young

Jared Young

Jared Young has been involved in Chinese performing arts since early childhood. He started Chinese folk dance at a young age and his interest expanded to Chinese martial arts. Later he became involved with Chinese Opera—which makes sense because... MORE »
Shane Yamane in his studio. Mark Markley photograph

Shane Yamane

Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Shane Yamane pursued his love of gemstones and handcrafting fine jewelry in New York City. A fully trained and developed artist, his focus is on form and proportion. His custom designs are classic, clean and... MORE »
Mark Markley photograph

Yoshiko Yamamoto

Yoshiko Yamamoto’s love of Japanese ukiyo-e informs her blockprint and letterpress art that she creates at The Arts and Crafts Press in Tacoma, WA. Letterpress printing is a relief process, the oldest form of printing, and Yoshiko is self-taught in... MORE »


Philip Zimmermann

Philip Zimmermann

Philip Zimmermann has been making artists’ books under the imprint Spaceheater Editions since 1979 and making books since 1974. He now teaches at the University of Arizona but taught for 24 years at Purchase College, State University of New... MORE »