Part 2 of 3 of the Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft series  Food is on our minds, saturating popular culture like never before and providing artists with endless inspiration. The second portion of the exhibition, Food as Subject for Craft, features work by artists who deal with edible subject matter in their creations, through visual…
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The masterful trompe l’oeil inlay work of John Cederquist is unrivaled in its visual and conceptual complexity. Cederquist creates sculptural and functional forms that blur the boundaries between reality and illusion. Collapsing perspective through a challenging process that entails translating objects into two-dimensions, his works self-reflect on the significance of furniture, craftsmanship, pop culture and…
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Jugtown Pottery is featured in the ORIGINS episode of Craft in America. Jugtown Pottery, one of America’s oldest potteries, is located in Seagrove, NC. Vernon Owens, a sixth generation potter, has been making pots at Jugtown for over 50 years, having started making pots for sale at the age of ten. His wife, Pam, son, Travis,…
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Kansas City Art Institute Clay: Post Y2K Browse this collection of work from Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) graduates from 2000 to 2010. Kansas City Art Institute was featured in the PROCESS episode of Craft in America. The Craft in America Center in Los Angeles, CA, also hosted an exhibition of KCAI teachers and students work…
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Kazuki Takizawa: Catharsis Contained features the work of Los Angeles artist Kazuki Takizawa, who elucidates human emotions in the shimmering, fragile form of glass. Passion, turmoil, self-expression and mental health are driving forces behind Takizawa’s articulate approach to sculpture. Takizawa uses blown and shaped glass to shed light on the darkness that can overwhelm those who face…
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Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists is a trio of subsequent solo exhibitions by three preeminent Mexican Californian artists — Jaime Guerrero (8/26-10/7), Gerardo Monterrubio (10/14-11/25) and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood (12/2-1/20).  Each artist employs unprecedented formal approaches to material and asserts conceptual perspectives that have largely been excluded from the canon of the…
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MUSIC: Handmade Instruments from the Episode showcases the handwork of craftsmen who make the distinctive sounds of America possible. The Kamaka family has been creating ukuleles for generations, and their signature Pineapple Ukulele embodies the spirit of the Hawaiian Islands. The Martin Guitar Company takes pride in an almost two hundred year history of making the…
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Nature: Highlights from the Episode features work by artists in the NATURE episode. This exhibition celebrates the American landscape from Iowa’s sea of grain, to the verdant woods of rural Vermont, to the rugged Pacific Northwest coast, to the hand-planted gardens that provide both food and inspiration to our craft artists. Featuring work by: Michelle Holzapfel, Mary Merkel-Hess, Catherine Alice Michaelis, Preston…
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Passing It On: From Bernard Leach to Jeff Oestreich to the Midwest and Beyond Browse this exhibition of work by acclaimed potter Jeff Oestreich and the circle of artists who have passed through his studio in Minnesota from the early 1970s to the present. This exhibition was on display at the Craft in America Center…
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In this landmark election year of unprecedented maneuvers and fundamental ideological polarization, this exhibition confronts the topical issues that Americans are facing. Through the lens of jewelry, artists tackle a myriad of focal socio-political concerns. Their work offers commentary, elicits deeper conversation and sheds light on our aspirations as a society. The wearable object has…
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