COMMUNITY focuses on the groups that give strength to craft artists and their work, as schools, religions, societies, or just friends bring together people to create. Featuring glass artists Jamex & Einar de la Torre, glass artist Preston Singletary, Pilchuck Glass School, potter Sarah Jaeger, jeweler Ken Loeber, basket maker Dona Look, Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, Penland School of Crafts, and jewelry artists Denise & Samuel Wallace. PBS premiere: May 30, 2007.


Einar and Jamex de la Torre. Rob Whitworth Photograph Dale Chihuly Preston Singletary. Mark Markley photograph

Pilchuck Glass School Sarah Jaeger. George Lano Photograph

Dona Look Ken Loeber Smithsonian Craft Show. Jennifer Gerardi photograph

Hystercine Rankin (center) and fellow quilters, Mississippi Cultural Crossroads Geraldine Nash Mississippi Cultural Crossroads

Cynthia Bringle. Jennifer Gerardi photograph Edwina Bringle Penland School of Crafts

Samuel Wallace


EDUCATION GUIDE: Community: Show Me
Penland School of Crafts
Community has helped shape the creative processes of our collective craft history. Craft forms are passed from generation to generation in necessity and survival, but also in the spirit of community and commonality. This educational guide delves into the rich community of craft in order to provide educators with material that will relate to and reflect the core ideas, artists, and art forms presented in the COMMUNITY episode.


EDUCATION GUIDE: Community: Hand in Hand
Garry Knox Bennett and Wendell Castle at Penland School of Crafts, Dana Moore Photograph


EDUCATION GUIDE: Community: Continuity and Change
Richard Notkin, Heart Teapot for BOK


Director Hilary Birmingham ∙ Executive Producers Carol Sauvion, Kyra Thompson ∙ Created by Carol Sauvion ∙ Writer Kyra Thompson ∙ Editor Lillian E. Benson A.C.E. ∙ Directors of Photography Allan Palmer, Don Lenzer ∙ Music Laura Karpman ∙ Line Producer Patricia Bischetti ∙ Field Producer Amber Howell ∙ Narrator Randy Oglesby ∙ Production Coordinator Sandi Williams ∙ Researchers Lisa Chemery, Michelle Sullivan ∙ Associate Editor Tanya Teresa Phipps ∙ Assistant Editor George Valdez ∙ Sound Recordist Yuri Raicin ∙ Assistant Camera Jennifer Cousins, Alan Gitlin, Ronan Killeen, Paul Marbury ∙ Main Title Director of Photography Steven Poster ∙ Motion Control Cinematographer David Drzewiecki ∙ Title Sequence Design Solly Communications ∙ Post Production Video The Post Group ∙ Post Production Sound Wild Woods ∙ Additional Music Nora Kroll Rosenbaum ∙ Music Editor Shannon Halwes ∙ Archival Materials Courtesy of, Archie Bray Foundation, Chris Arend, The Art Archive / Archaeological Museum Strassbourg / Dagli Orti, Bishop Museum, The Bridgeman Art Library, Chihuly Studio, Patricia Crosby, Addison Doty, Erich Lessing / Art Resource NY, Anna Belle Kaufman, Library of Congress, The NAMES Project Foundation, National Archives, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill/Bayard Wooten, Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, Public Broadcasting Atlanta shot by Jack Walsh, The Rakow Research Library of the Corning Museum of Glass Corning, NY Florian Archives Photo by Robert Florian, Roger Schreiber, Department of Anthropology Smithsonian Institution, Arctic Studies Center Smithsonian Institution, Kiyoshi Togashi Photography, University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives, The WPA Film Library ∙ Special Thanks Jacoba Atlas, Steve Fenton, Susan A. Grode, Jo Lauria, Donna Ropp, Dighton Spooner ∙ Thank You The Archie Bray Foundation, Shaye Areheart, Sue Barry,Carolyn Benesh, Ken Brecher, Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, Miguel Angel Corzo, Lois Dubin, Lani Lattin Duke, Shan Emanuelli, Jeannine Falino, Dale Gluckman, Beverly Gordon, Lloyd Herman, Karin Higa, Elaine Levin, Robert Liu, Bruce Metcalf, Eudorah Moore, Alix Myerson, Rachael Reitman, Howard Risatti, Toshi Seeger, The Smithsonian Institution and The Smithsonian Craft Show, Kenneth R. Trapp, Roz Tunis, Josh De Weese ∙ Pro Bono Professional Services Au Bon Climat Winery, David Berger CPA, JD, Katten, Muchin, Rosenman, LLP, Steve Fenton, Lloyd Solly ∙ Pro Bono Technical Services Anthony Cortese, Barry Dornfeld, Innovision, Plus 8 Video ∙ Executive in Charge for ITVS Sally Jo Fifer ∙ Presented in association with KCET / Los Angeles ∙ KCET Executive in Charge Joyce Campbell ∙ KCET Production Executive Robert McDonnell ∙ Craft in America is a co-production of Craft in America, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). © 2006 Craft in America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.