It is sometimes in the most humble objects that our history is most vividly recalled. Craft objects, being made by hand to use, to collect, to be part of our everyday lives, are more than our history, they are our memory. MEMORY features woodworker Sam Maloof, furniture maker Garry Knox Bennett, basket makers Mary Jackson and Pat Courtney Gold, and blacksmith Tom Joyce. We see what these artists are doing to ensure that this most basic form of human expression – creating from nature with ones hands – does not become a thing of the past. PBS premiere: May 30, 2007.
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Some hands create to record a place and time; others are more intimate gestures about personal histories. In any case our Nation’s collective memory can become tangible when we examine objects created by the hand. This educational guide helps develop craft in a larger context, providing educators with material that will relate to and reflect the core ideas and art forms presented in the MEMORY episode.
Director Nigel Noble ∙ Executive Producers Carol Sauvion, Kyra Thompson ∙ Created by Carol Sauvion ∙ Writer Kyra Thompson ∙ Editor Yaffa Lerea ∙ Director of Photography Don Lenzer ∙ Music Laura Karpman ∙ Line Producer Patricia Bischetti ∙ Consultant Amber Howell ∙ Narrator Randy Oglesby ∙ Production Coordinator Sandi Williams ∙ Associate Producer Lisa Chemery ∙ Assistant Editor George Valdez ∙ Additional Editing Howard Leder ∙ Additional Camera Dyanna Taylor ∙ Sound Recordist Edward Luke O’Connor, Grant Taylor ∙ Assistant Camera Ronan Killeen, Alan Gitlin, Steve Lubensky, Paul Marbury ∙ Production Assistants Caitlin Parker, Dave Daniels, Armand Diab, Ryan Leone, Sigfried Seeliger, Marq Sutherland ∙ Main Title Director of Photography Steven Poster ∙ Main Title Cinematography 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 Corbis Images, From the Collections of the Henry Ford, American Craft Council Library, California College of the Arts Libraries, Hearst Publications, Maynard L. Parker, Photographer courtesy of The Huntington Library San Marino CA, The Huntington Library Art Collection and Botanical Gardens San Marino CA, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, KQED, Library of Congress, Maryhill Museum of Art, The Museum at Warm Springs, National Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society Photograph Collections, Pasadena Star-News, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, From the Penn School Collection, Permission Granted by Penn Center Inc., St. Helena Island SC, Collections of the S.C. Historical Society, Thought Equity Motion, V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum, Clare L. Yellin ∙ Special Thanks Jacoba Atlas, Steve Fenton, Susan A. Grode, Jo Lauria, Donna Ropp, Dighton Spooner ∙ Thank You Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Shaye Areheart, Sue Barry, Carolyn Benesh, Roslyn Bock, Ken Brecher, John Cain, Judy Coady, Mark Coir, Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, Miguel Angel Corzo, Lois Dubin, Lani Lattin Duke, Lisa Edwards, Shan Emanuelli, Jeannine Falino, Patty Foster, Roberta Gilboe, Dale Gluckman, Beverly Gordon, Lloyd Herman, Karin Higa, Elaine Levin, Robert Liu, Bruce Metcalf, Felicia E. Molnar, Eudorah Moore, Alix Myerson, Rachael Reitman, Howard Risatti, Dale Rosengarten, Santa Fe Millenium Trust, Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Community, Scot Forge, Toshi Seeger, The Smithsonian Institution and The Smithsonian Craft Show, Kenneth R. Trapp, Roz Tunis, Yakama Tribal Council, Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission ∙ 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.