CALIFORNIA explores the diverse craft heritage, traditions and innovations in the Golden State. Featuring Pomo basket weaver Corine Pearce, silversmith Randy Stromsoe, the Arts and Crafts architecture of Greene & Greene, stained glass artists at Judson Studios, cabinet makers James Ipekjian and Jack Ipekjian, and textile artist Deborah Cross. PBS premiere December 21, 2018.
EDUCATION GUIDE: Purpose and Planning: Connecting Basket Making to Contemporary Needs and Resources
In this lesson, students will learn about basket making through the Pomo artist Corine Pearce in the Craft in America: CALIFORNIA episode. Students will inspect and analyze the materials and functions of a wide variety of baskets. They will learn about the practical and ceremonial importance of baskets and basket making to people living in communities around the world and over time. Students will consider how people traditionally create baskets with materials available to them in their natural environment, how materials often influence the forms of the baskets made, and how materials used to make baskets can convey meaning. Students also will learn that basket makers sometimes work with alternative materials– materials that are made by humans rather than found in nature. Students will engage in the process of basket making, making decisions about their basket’s function, the materials they will use, and the basket making techniques they will employ. With support from the instructor, students will determine materials to which they have access and prepare those materials for weaving. Working individually or in small groups, students will construct a woven basket and evaluate how successful the basket is for the practical or ceremonial purpose it was created.
Executive Producer & Director CAROL SAUVION ∙ Executive Producer PATRICIA BISCHETTI ∙ Producer & Director ROSEY GUTHRIE ∙ Editor GILLIAN MCCARTHY ∙ Director of Photography SIDNEY LUBITSCH ∙ Music by LAURA KARPMAN ∙ Associate Producer DENISE KANG ∙ Senior Advisor JACOBA ATLAS ∙ Production Coordinator BEVERLY FELDMAN ∙ Production Controller JUDY J. HING ∙ Assistant Camera ROBERT W. FAISON, LANCE HASHIDA, JOSH RAMOS ∙ Gaffer MARK MARKLEY ∙ Sound Recordists EMILE BOKAER, LAURETTA MOLITOR, ANDRE RIVERA ∙ Art Director ELIZABETH CLAFFEY ∙ Assistant Editor ERIN KELLY SMITH ∙ Colorist DEAN CHU ∙ Post Production Video LIGHT IRON ∙ Post Production Sound WILD WOODS ∙ Re-Recording Mixer JONATHAN IGLECIAS ∙ Music Mixer NORA KROLL-ROSENBAUM ∙ Station Relations DE SHIELDS ASSOCIATES, INC. ∙ Main Title Crew CAMERA CONTROL INC., GEORGE HLADKY, ALFREDO ROSADO, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS ∙ Archival Materials Courtesy of AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL LIBRARY & ARCHIVES, Greene & Greene architectural drawings, papers and photographs, circa 1896-1931, AVERY ARCHITECTURAL & FINE ARTS LIBRARY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, GARRY KNOX BENNETT & SYLVIA BENNETT/M. LEE FATHEREE, JEAN CACICEDO, JUDITH CONTENT, DEBORAH CROSS, AARON DOUGHERTY, FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO, GRACE HUDSON MUSEUM AND THE SUN HOUSE, THE GAMBLE HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/TIM STREET-PORTER, REG DAVIS/STRINGER/HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES, GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHIC AGENCY/STRINGER/HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES, GREENE & GREENE ARCHIVES, THE GAMBLE HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, ANA LISA HEDSTROM, DOUGLAS HILL, THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA/MAYNARD L. PARKER, ALEXANDRA JACOPETTI HART/JERRY WAINWRIGHT, JUDSON STUDIOS/KYLE MICKELSON, CORINA LECCA, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/EDWARD S. CURTIS, MADISON METRO, FORREST L. MERRILL, ODDBALL FILMS, CORINE PEARCE, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, CARTER SMITH, RANDY & LISA STROMSOE, © ALEXANDER VERTIKOFF/VERTIKOFF ARCHIVE ∙ Special Thanks BARBARA HARRIS CURY, EILEEN CROSS, CALIFORNIA SIGMA PHI SOCIETY, CITY OF PASADENA, JEFFREY MEYER TURNTABLES, KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP, KAYLA KENNINGTON, HARVEY AND ELLEN KNELL, JOCELYN LO, ORNAMENT MAGAZINE, DORIAN MICHAEL, STEVEN POSTER, REDWOOD VALLEY TRIBE, NOAH REITMAN, RACHAEL REITMAN, ANN SCHEID, SHERYL SCOTT, WESTON SLAUGHTER, DAWN SUTTI, JENNIFER TROTOUX, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ∙ IN MEMORY OF FRANK BUXTON ∙ This program was produced by Craft in America, Inc. which is solely responsible for its content. © 2018 CRAFT IN AMERICA All Rights Reserved.
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