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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »