LANDSCAPE looks at the sublime and complex relationship between craft artists and their environment.  The work these artists create often embodies the power, beauty and fragility of the natural world.  LANDSCAPE highlights artists Jan Yager, Kit Carson, David Gurney, Richard Notkin, George Nakashima and Mira Nakashima. Their art is both a reflection of and commentary on the environment in which they live.  Also featuring the Timberline Lodge, this hour discovers the handmade in landscapes where it is often hiding in plain sight. PBS premiere: May 30, 2007.


Kit Carson. Jennifer Gerardi photograph David Gurney George Nakashima

Mira Nakashima Richard Notkin Timberline Lodge

Jan Yager


EDUCATION GUIDE: Landscape: Personal Connections
Richard Notkin, Pyramidal Skull Teapot: Military Intelligence I, 1989
Craft artists depend on their natural environment for both materials and inspiration. Materials are collected, combined and transformed through the creativity and necessity of human hands. This educational guide delves into the indispensable and innate relationships between artists and their environment, thus providing educators with material that will relate to and reflect the core ideas, artists, and art forms presented in the LANDSCAPE episode.


EDUCATION GUIDE: Landscape: Personal Connections
George Nakashima, Peace Table, Mary Bloom Photograph


EDUCATION GUIDE: Landscape: Place
David Gurney, Tea Set. Rachel Gehlhar photograph


Director Daniel Seeger ∙ Executive Producers Carol Sauvion, Kyra Thompson ∙ Created by Carol Sauvion ∙ Writer Kyra Thompson ∙ Editor Leonard Feinstein ∙ Director of Photography Peter Pilafian ∙ Music Laura Karpman ∙ Line Producer Patricia Bischetti ∙ Field Producer Lisa Chemery ∙ Narrator Randy Oglesby ∙ Production Coordinator Sandi Williams ∙ Assistant Editor George Valdez ∙ Sound Recordist Greg Hutto ∙ Additional Camera Jeff Streich, Chip Schner ∙ Assistant Camera Jeff Hogan, Troy Beauchamp, Alan Gitlin ∙ Grips Martin Bauman, Tyson Carpenter, Peter Mackie, Mike Mahoney, John Nichols, Noah Reitman, Sigfried Seeliger ∙ 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 American Philosophical Society, The Bancroft Library, Mary Bloom, The Bridgeman Art Library, Budget Films Stock Footage, James Bunn, Buyout Footage, Corbis, Daily Titan, Family Dog Productions, FootageBank, Friends of Timberline Archive, George M. Henderson, The Holter Museum of Art, Multnomah County Library, (c) Musha Trust / ADAGP, Paris / ARS, New York, Library of Congress, National Archives, The New York Times, Nathan T. Notkin, Norton Air Force Base, Oregon Historical Society, Portland Art Museum, United States Forest Service, Victoria and Albert Museum, The WPA Film Library ∙ Special Thanks Jacoba Atlas, Steve Fenton, Susan A. Grode, Jo Lauria, Donna Ropp, Dighton Spooner ∙ Thank You Linny Adamson, The Archie Bray Foundation, Shaye Areheart, Sue Barry, Carolyn Benesh, Ken Brecher, Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, Miguel Angel Corzo, Lois Dubin, Lani Lattin Duke, Shan Emmanuelli, Jeannine Falino, George Nakashima Woodworker S.A., Dale Gluckman, Beverly Gordon, Lloyd Herman, Karin Higa, United States Forest Service, Elaine Levin, Robert Liu, Douglas Lynch, Bruce Metcalf, Eudorah Moore, Sarah Munro, Alix Myerson, Kevin Nakashima, Masamichi Nitani, R.L.K. and Company, Rachael Reitman, Howard Risatti, Toshi Seeger, George R. Shepard, Jim Swenson, Timberline Lodge, Kenneth R. Trapp, Denise Tuel, Roz Tunis, John Zipprich ∙ 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.