What inspires a person to choose a career in craft? How does one acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a craft artist? PROCESS features 92nd Street Y, jewelers Roberta & Dave Williamson, ceramists Cary Esser and Nikki Lewis, Kansas City Art Institute, North Bennet Street School, book artist Julie Chen, and printmaker Tom Killion. PBS premiere: October 7, 2009.


Cary Esser Nikki Lewis KCAI

Julie Chen in her studio Tom Killion North Bennet Street School

92nd Street Y


EDUCATION GUIDE: Julie Chen: Thinking Outside the Book
Julie Chen in her studio

In this lesson students will view the work of contemporary book artist Julie Chen. Through investigating Julie Chen’s non-traditional approach to bookmaking and the process she employs, students will contemplate and discuss the definition of a book, consider how books are made, collaborate and brainstorm ways to push the boundaries of books, and explore books as sculpture. Students will create their own artist books that have personal meaning and go beyond the confines of a traditional book.


EDUCATION GUIDE: Roberta & Dave Williamson: Subjective Objects
Dave and Roberta Williamson

In this lesson, students will explore the collaborative work of Roberta and Dave Williamson. Through examples of the Williamsons’ found object jewelry, three concepts are explored: collaboration, juxtaposition and personal adornment. After participating in investigations dealing with associations and meanings of objects, students will create a piece of jewelry combining a number of found objects that evoke a story or emotion.


Director Daniel Seeger ∙ Creator & Executive Producer Carol Sauvion ∙ Producer Patricia Bischetti ∙ Writer Steve Fenton ∙ Editor Victor Livingston ∙ Director of Photography Sidney Lubitsch ∙ Music Laura Karpman ∙ Associate Producer Rosey Guthrie ∙ Senior Advisor Jacoba Atlas ∙ Production Coordinator Denise Kang ∙ Narrator Randy Oglesby ∙ Sound Recordist Richard K. Pooler ∙ Assistant Camera Robert W. Faison ∙ Gaffer Mark Markley ∙ Gaffer, Kansas City Kevin McKinney ∙ Production Assistants Johnny Starke, Rory Duffy ∙ Production Accounting Judy Hing ∙ Main Title Director of Photography Steven Poster ASC ∙ Motion Control Cinematographer David Drzewiecki ∙ Assistant Camera Chuck Bemis ∙ Gaffer Elan Yaari ∙ Key Grip Philippe Casseus ∙ Motion Control Operator Helder K. Sun ∙ Motion Control Technicians Barry Walton, David Mansour ∙ Props Regina O’Brien ∙ Titles Graphic Design G. Lloyd Solly ∙ Assistant Editors Jennifer Hunter, Emily-Rose Wagner ∙ Post Production Sound & Video Shapeshifter ∙ Colorist Dean Chu ∙ Sound Mixer Kevin Burke ∙ Art Historical Consultant Jo Lauria ∙ Archival Materials Courtesy of 92nd St YMHA Archive, Peter Berkman, Gloria Baker Feinstein, Rachel Gehlhar, Kansas City Art Institute, Tom Killion & the Quail Press, Library of Congress, North Bennet Street School, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Schenkman Films, Strad 3D Project, Roberta & Dave Williamson, Nick Vedros ∙ Special Thanks Roman Barnas, Ken Brecher, Cathleen Collins, Ernest Fleischmann, Steve Grafe, Susan A. Grode, Hidde Van Duym, Peg Yorkin, Jeff Altepeter, Marlene Astman R.N., Baldwin-Wallace College, Maria C. Beaulieu, Nathan Bergelson, Dr. George Bissinger, Brothers Antique Mall, Mo Dickens, Beverly Greenfield, Greenwich House Pottery, Karin Higa, Julie: Artisans’ Gallery, Liberty Memorial Tower, John Maeda, Sarah Anne McNear, Mills College, Eudorah Moore, Museum of Arts & Design, New England Conservatory, Oakwood Secondary School, Petitti Garden Centers, Ellen Pfeifer, Noah Reitman, Rachael Reitman, Deborah Reed, Donna Ropp, Ted Rowland, Steven Siegel, Toshi Seeger, Dr. Steve Sirr, Anne Sutton Canfield, Kimi Taira, David M. Troiano, John Waddle, Kathleen Walkup, Sayumi Yokouchi, Sam Zygmuntowicz ∙ Professional & Technical Services Provided By Au Bon Climal Winery, Illumination Dynamics, Katten, Muchin, Roseman, LLP, Panavision ∙ Presented in Association With KCET / Los Angeles ∙ KCET Executive in Charge Bohdan Zachary ∙ KCET Production Executive Robert McDonnell ∙ This program was produced by Craft in America, Inc. © 2009 Craft In America. All Rights Reserved.