There’s a rich heritage of craft in this country that reflects our spirit, history, and creative spark. Generation after generation, craft has been reinvented by talented artists who examine, interpret, and execute their ideas. Some materials of choice have been around for millennia. Others are being used in objects for the first time. In a real sense, discovery is a shared experience between creator and observer.
Find out more about artists featured in our episodes, and explore their rich craft.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »