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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 »
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 »

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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 (b. 1939, Memphis, Tennessee) 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... 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 (b. 1939 in Memphis, TN) 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... 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 (b. 1934 in Alameda, CA) 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.... 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 (b. 1933) 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... 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 »

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 WORKSHOP

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 »

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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 (b. 1956 in Albuquerque, NM) 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... 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 »
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 (b. 1950, AZ) 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... MORE »
Lia Cook at the loom. Mark Markley photograph

Lia Cook


Lia Cook (b. 1942) 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... 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 »
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 (b. 1932) 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... MORE »

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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 »
Einar de la Torre

Einar de la Torre


Einar de la Torre (b. 1963 in Guadalajara, Mexico) is an artist who primarily works in glass along with his brother, Jamex de la Torre. The brothers moved to California in 1972 and graduated from California State University Long... 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 »
Jamex de la Torre

Jamex de la Torre


Jamex de la Torre (b. 1960 in Guadalajara, Mexico) is a sculptor who primarily works in glass with his brother, Einar de la Torre (b. 1963 in Guadalajara, Mexico). The brothers moved to California in 1972 and graduated from... 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 »

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Cary Esser

Cary Esser


Cary Esser (b. 1957) 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... 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 »
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 »

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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 »

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babatunde

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 (b. 1958 in Garden Grove, CA) 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... 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 (b. 1939 in Warm Springs, OR) 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... 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 (b. 1970) 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... MORE »

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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 »
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 (b. 1951) 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... 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, sculpture... 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 »

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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 »

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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 »
Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson


Mary Jackson (b. 1945) 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... MORE »
Sarah Jaeger. George Lano Photograph

Sarah Jaeger


Sarah Jaeger (b. 1949 in West Simsbury, CT) 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... MORE »
Tom Joyce

Tom Joyce


Tom Joyce (b. 1956) 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.... MORE »

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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 »
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 »

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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 (b. 1951) 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... MORE »
Dona Look

Dona Look


Dona Look (b. 1948) 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... 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 (b. 1927) is an award-winning textile designer. The “Larsen Look” (colors, materials, and weaves that are synonymous with modern 20th century design) was begun with his innovative and sophisticated hand-woven textiles. He studied architecture, furniture design,... 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 (b. 1948) 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... 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 »
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 »

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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 (b. 1964) 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... 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 »
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 »
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 (b. 1977) 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... 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 at... 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 (b. 1941) 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... MORE »
Philip Moulthrop

Philip Moulthrop


Philip Moulthrop (b. 1947) 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.... 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 (b. 1924) is one of America’s greatest living 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... 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 »

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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 (Port Gibson, MS) 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... MORE »
Mira Nakashima

Mira Nakashima


Mira Nakashima (b. 1942 in Seattle, WA) has followed 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... MORE »
Richard Notkin

Richard Notkin


Richard Notkin (b. 1948 in Chicago, IL) 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... MORE »

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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 (b. 1947) 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... 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 (b. 1985), 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... 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 »

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Albert Paley. Mark Markley photograph

Albert Paley


Albert Paley (b. 1944) 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)... 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 »
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 »
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 »

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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 »
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 »

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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 »
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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 »
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 (b. 1948) 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... 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 (b. 1926) is a fiber artist and weaver. Known as a “weaver’s weaver,” Sekimachi uses the loom to construct three-dimensional sculptural pieces. She attended the California College of Arts, where she studied with Trude Guermonprez, and at... 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. Having... 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 (b. 1943) 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... 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 (b. 1963 in San Francisco, CA) 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,... 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, Swan Series

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 »
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 »
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 »
Artist and teacher Therman Statom, 1995. Courtesy of Penland School of Crafts, Ann Hawthorne 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 »

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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

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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 »

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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 »
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 »

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Dave Williamson


Dave Williamson (b. 1949) is a jeweler who live in Berea, OH with wife and partner, Roberta Williamson. The Williamsons create jewelry that combines ephemera and found objects, some of which has been passed down in their families, and... MORE »
Denise Wallace

Denise Wallace


Denise Wallace (b. 1957 in Seattle, WA) 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... 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 »

Roberta Williamson


Roberta Williamson (b. 1949) is a jeweler who live in Berea, OH with husband and partner, Dave Williamson. The Williamsons create jewelry that combines ephemera and found objects, some of which has been passed down in their families, and... MORE »
Samuel Wallace

Samuel Wallace


Samuel Wallace (1936-2010) lapidarist, 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 »

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Jan Yager

Jan Yager


Jan Yager (b. 1951 in Detroit, MI) 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... 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, HI, 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 »

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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 »