Clay

A NATION OF MAKERS


A Nation of Makers: Works from the Craft in America Collection Browse these 50 artworks by artists who have appeared in the Craft in America PBS documentary series. Gathered over the past nine years of filming, these works represent diverse craft... MORE »
Ehren Tool, Twelve of Thousands, 2012

Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans


Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans This exhibition, inspired by the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, is the first major exhibition to explore the powerful role that craft has played as a channel for creativity,... MORE »
ca handmade california

California Handmade: State of the Arts


California Handmade: State of the Arts  is an exhibition of innovative sculpture, furniture, textiles, jewelry and decorative arts by more than 80 visionary California artists, curated by Craft in America Center Director, Emily Zaiden. This exhibition highlights the forward-thinking... MORE »
Celebration exhibition

Celebration: Festive Craft from the Episode


Celebration: Festive Craft from the Episode offers a diverse selection of American craftsmanship that defines the look and feel of our winter celebrations. Across the United States, the character of our holidays is defined by craftsmanship from singular communities that... MORE »
Craft in America: A New Millenium

Craft in America: A New Millennium


Craft in America: A New Millennium Browse this exhibition of contemporary craft produced by contemporary craft artists working in metal, wood, glass, clay, fiber, and other mediums. Among the featured artists are Mary Jackson—a basket weaver who continues a South Carolina... MORE »
Expanding Traditions

Craft in America: Expanding Traditions


Craft in America: Expanding Traditions speaks to the reinvention and renewal of traditional craft practices in the hands of some of America’s most gifted modern artists.  Browse these objects from across a range of media, which embody the diverse perspectives... MORE »

Craft in Schools: Fairfax Student Work


Craft in Schools: Fairfax Student Work This exhibition celebrates the culmination of the second year in Craft in America’s partnership with Fairfax High School Visual Arts Magnet. On an almost-monthly basis, Craft in America has sent artist-teachers to lead workshops... MORE »
Crafting the Cocktail

Crafting the Cocktail


Crafting the Cocktail: Handmade Objects and Implements for Classic and Modern Libations   Browse this landmark exhibition of one-of-a-kind, handmade barware that showcases innovative designs inspired by the ways in which we enjoy distilled spirits, both neat and well-mixed. This... MORE »
Ruth Asawa, Untitled

Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985


Browse this exhibition, Presented by Craft in America and the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980, Golden State of Craft: California 1960 – 1985 surveys... MORE »
Impetus Exhibit

Good Enough to Eat: Food as Impetus for Craft


Part 1 of 3 of the Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft series.   Food was a motivational font for craft from its earliest origins. Objects have facilitated and elevated the act of cooking and consumption... MORE »
Good Enough to Eat

Good Enough to Eat: Food as Medium for Craft


Browse part 3 of 3 of the Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft series  This final chapter, Good Enough to Eat: Food as Medium for Craft, tops off this series of exhibitions focusing on the intersection of... MORE »
Ed Bing Lee Subject Exhibit

Good Enough to Eat: Food as Subject for Craft


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... MORE »
Jugtown Pottery

Jugtown Pottery


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,... MORE »
Kansas City Art Institute Clay: Post Y2K

Kansas City Art Institute Clay: Post Y2K


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... MORE »
David Gurney, Madison Metro photograph

Menorahs


In the HOLIDAY episode of Craft in America, ceramic artist Susan Garson creates a bird menorah. Here’s a selection of menorahs made in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials. Photos by Madison Metro and courtesy of Aimee Golant,... MORE »
passing it on

Passing It On: From Bernard Leach to Jeff Oestreich to the Midwest and Beyond


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... MORE »
Curtis Benzle, Softly as in a Dream, 2006

The Craft of Clay


We eat off it and store things in it and have for as long as we can remember. But if all you see is the practical without the possible, you’re missing a lot.
The Figurative in Clay

The Figurative in Clay


The Figurative in Clay presents four distinct, contemporary clay artists whose work is based on the human form. From whimsical to deeply psychological, each has a story to tell. Featured artists: Gerit Grimm, Vince Palacios, Biliana Popova, Dino Sophia. Clay... MORE »

Fiber

A NATION OF MAKERS


A Nation of Makers: Works from the Craft in America Collection Browse these 50 artworks by artists who have appeared in the Craft in America PBS documentary series. Gathered over the past nine years of filming, these works represent diverse craft... MORE »
Ehren Tool, Twelve of Thousands, 2012

Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans


Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans This exhibition, inspired by the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, is the first major exhibition to explore the powerful role that craft has played as a channel for creativity,... MORE »
Body Conscious, Annette Heully, Interconnected, 2014

Body Conscious: Southern California Fiber


Browse objects from Body Conscious: Southern California Fiber. The Craft in America Center is pleased to present this exhibition of nine forward-looking fiber artists operating in and around the framework of the human body. This exhibition celebrates the energy and vitality of... MORE »
ca handmade california

California Handmade: State of the Arts


California Handmade: State of the Arts  is an exhibition of innovative sculpture, furniture, textiles, jewelry and decorative arts by more than 80 visionary California artists, curated by Craft in America Center Director, Emily Zaiden. This exhibition highlights the forward-thinking... MORE »
Craft in America: A New Millenium

Craft in America: A New Millennium


Craft in America: A New Millennium Browse this exhibition of contemporary craft produced by contemporary craft artists working in metal, wood, glass, clay, fiber, and other mediums. Among the featured artists are Mary Jackson—a basket weaver who continues a South Carolina... MORE »
Expanding Traditions

Craft in America: Expanding Traditions


Craft in America: Expanding Traditions speaks to the reinvention and renewal of traditional craft practices in the hands of some of America’s most gifted modern artists.  Browse these objects from across a range of media, which embody the diverse perspectives... MORE »
Crafting the Cocktail

Crafting the Cocktail


Crafting the Cocktail: Handmade Objects and Implements for Classic and Modern Libations   Browse this landmark exhibition of one-of-a-kind, handmade barware that showcases innovative designs inspired by the ways in which we enjoy distilled spirits, both neat and well-mixed. This... MORE »
Ruth Asawa, Untitled

Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985


Browse this exhibition, Presented by Craft in America and the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980, Golden State of Craft: California 1960 – 1985 surveys... MORE »
Good Enough to Eat

Good Enough to Eat: Food as Medium for Craft


Browse part 3 of 3 of the Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft series  This final chapter, Good Enough to Eat: Food as Medium for Craft, tops off this series of exhibitions focusing on the intersection of... MORE »
Ed Bing Lee Subject Exhibit

Good Enough to Eat: Food as Subject for Craft


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... MORE »
Carol Eckert, The Five Books, 2001

The Craft of Fiber


From baskets to blankets, clothing to samplers, there are dozens of ways to explore your personal creativity. The medium is involving, the materials and techniques are exciting.

Glass

A NATION OF MAKERS


A Nation of Makers: Works from the Craft in America Collection Browse these 50 artworks by artists who have appeared in the Craft in America PBS documentary series. Gathered over the past nine years of filming, these works represent diverse craft... MORE »
active hands

Active Hands: Craft by Soldiers


Active Hands: Craft by Soldiers features rare treasures made by soldiers on active duty, as well as historic documentation of the Army Arts and Crafts Program, which has allowed thousands of soldiers and their families to find respite in... MORE »
ca handmade california

California Handmade: State of the Arts


California Handmade: State of the Arts  is an exhibition of innovative sculpture, furniture, textiles, jewelry and decorative arts by more than 80 visionary California artists, curated by Craft in America Center Director, Emily Zaiden. This exhibition highlights the forward-thinking... MORE »
Craft in America: A New Millenium

Craft in America: A New Millennium


Craft in America: A New Millennium Browse this exhibition of contemporary craft produced by contemporary craft artists working in metal, wood, glass, clay, fiber, and other mediums. Among the featured artists are Mary Jackson—a basket weaver who continues a South Carolina... MORE »
Expanding Traditions

Craft in America: Expanding Traditions


Craft in America: Expanding Traditions speaks to the reinvention and renewal of traditional craft practices in the hands of some of America’s most gifted modern artists.  Browse these objects from across a range of media, which embody the diverse perspectives... MORE »
Crafting the Cocktail

Crafting the Cocktail


Crafting the Cocktail: Handmade Objects and Implements for Classic and Modern Libations   Browse this landmark exhibition of one-of-a-kind, handmade barware that showcases innovative designs inspired by the ways in which we enjoy distilled spirits, both neat and well-mixed. This... MORE »
Ruth Asawa, Untitled

Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985


Browse this exhibition, Presented by Craft in America and the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980, Golden State of Craft: California 1960 – 1985 surveys... MORE »
Impetus Exhibit

Good Enough to Eat: Food as Impetus for Craft


Part 1 of 3 of the Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft series.   Food was a motivational font for craft from its earliest origins. Objects have facilitated and elevated the act of cooking and consumption... MORE »

Kazuki Takizawa: Catharsis Contained


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... MORE »
Mano Made Jaime Guerrero

Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists – Jaime Guerrero


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... MORE »
Seeing Into It Susan Stinsmuehlen Amend

Seeing Into It: Messages in Glass


Seeing Into It: Messages in Glass Paul Marioni and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend For Paul Marioni and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, glass is the ideal material for confronting the darkness and lightness of being. Over the course of their thirty-five year friendship, they... MORE »
Paul J Stankard

The Craft of Glass


From solid blocks of glass sculpture to the finest crystal serving pieces, glass never just sits there. It reflects, glitters, gleams, and shines. Whether it’s on display, on your table, or on your body, there’s something to this material... MORE »
Evan Chambers, Whale lamp (detail), 2016

The Spotlight: Functional Lighting as Illuminated Sculpture


Hovering between art and engineering, lighting design requires multidisciplinary creativity and finesse. Our direct engagement with lighting objects is often limited in a tactile sense to the flipping of a switch. Yet, the ephemeral force that they emit revolutionizes... MORE »

Metal

A NATION OF MAKERS


A Nation of Makers: Works from the Craft in America Collection Browse these 50 artworks by artists who have appeared in the Craft in America PBS documentary series. Gathered over the past nine years of filming, these works represent diverse craft... MORE »
active hands

Active Hands: Craft by Soldiers


Active Hands: Craft by Soldiers features rare treasures made by soldiers on active duty, as well as historic documentation of the Army Arts and Crafts Program, which has allowed thousands of soldiers and their families to find respite in... MORE »
Ehren Tool, Twelve of Thousands, 2012

Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans


Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans This exhibition, inspired by the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, is the first major exhibition to explore the powerful role that craft has played as a channel for creativity,... MORE »
ca handmade california

California Handmade: State of the Arts


California Handmade: State of the Arts  is an exhibition of innovative sculpture, furniture, textiles, jewelry and decorative arts by more than 80 visionary California artists, curated by Craft in America Center Director, Emily Zaiden. This exhibition highlights the forward-thinking... MORE »
Craft in America: A New Millenium

Craft in America: A New Millennium


Craft in America: A New Millennium Browse this exhibition of contemporary craft produced by contemporary craft artists working in metal, wood, glass, clay, fiber, and other mediums. Among the featured artists are Mary Jackson—a basket weaver who continues a South Carolina... MORE »
Expanding Traditions

Craft in America: Expanding Traditions


Craft in America: Expanding Traditions speaks to the reinvention and renewal of traditional craft practices in the hands of some of America’s most gifted modern artists.  Browse these objects from across a range of media, which embody the diverse perspectives... MORE »
Crafting the Cocktail

Crafting the Cocktail


Crafting the Cocktail: Handmade Objects and Implements for Classic and Modern Libations   Browse this landmark exhibition of one-of-a-kind, handmade barware that showcases innovative designs inspired by the ways in which we enjoy distilled spirits, both neat and well-mixed. This... MORE »
Ruth Asawa, Untitled

Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985


Browse this exhibition, Presented by Craft in America and the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980, Golden State of Craft: California 1960 – 1985 surveys... MORE »
Impetus Exhibit

Good Enough to Eat: Food as Impetus for Craft


Part 1 of 3 of the Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft series.   Food was a motivational font for craft from its earliest origins. Objects have facilitated and elevated the act of cooking and consumption... MORE »
Good Enough to Eat

Good Enough to Eat: Food as Medium for Craft


Browse part 3 of 3 of the Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft series  This final chapter, Good Enough to Eat: Food as Medium for Craft, tops off this series of exhibitions focusing on the intersection of... MORE »
Ed Bing Lee Subject Exhibit

Good Enough to Eat: Food as Subject for Craft


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... MORE »
David Gurney, Madison Metro photograph

Menorahs


In the HOLIDAY episode of Craft in America, ceramic artist Susan Garson creates a bird menorah. Here’s a selection of menorahs made in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials. Photos by Madison Metro and courtesy of Aimee Golant,... MORE »
music exhibition

Music: Handmade Instruments from the Episode


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.... MORE »
Ken Loeber, Rose Brooch, 1996

The Craft of Metal


From American Indians to Paul Revere to today, metalworkers hold a special place in our history, developing designs and objects that have stood the test of time. It’s a craft that’s not just artistry, but science as well.

Paper

A NATION OF MAKERS


A Nation of Makers: Works from the Craft in America Collection Browse these 50 artworks by artists who have appeared in the Craft in America PBS documentary series. Gathered over the past nine years of filming, these works represent diverse craft... MORE »
active hands

Active Hands: Craft by Soldiers


Active Hands: Craft by Soldiers features rare treasures made by soldiers on active duty, as well as historic documentation of the Army Arts and Crafts Program, which has allowed thousands of soldiers and their families to find respite in... MORE »
Ehren Tool, Twelve of Thousands, 2012

Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans


Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans This exhibition, inspired by the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, is the first major exhibition to explore the powerful role that craft has played as a channel for creativity,... MORE »
ca handmade california

California Handmade: State of the Arts


California Handmade: State of the Arts  is an exhibition of innovative sculpture, furniture, textiles, jewelry and decorative arts by more than 80 visionary California artists, curated by Craft in America Center Director, Emily Zaiden. This exhibition highlights the forward-thinking... MORE »
Celebration exhibition

Celebration: Festive Craft from the Episode


Celebration: Festive Craft from the Episode offers a diverse selection of American craftsmanship that defines the look and feel of our winter celebrations. Across the United States, the character of our holidays is defined by craftsmanship from singular communities that... MORE »
Craft in America: A New Millenium

Craft in America: A New Millennium


Craft in America: A New Millennium Browse this exhibition of contemporary craft produced by contemporary craft artists working in metal, wood, glass, clay, fiber, and other mediums. Among the featured artists are Mary Jackson—a basket weaver who continues a South Carolina... MORE »
Ruth Asawa, Untitled

Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985


Browse this exhibition, Presented by Craft in America and the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980, Golden State of Craft: California 1960 – 1985 surveys... MORE »
Ed Bing Lee Subject Exhibit

Good Enough to Eat: Food as Subject for Craft


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... MORE »

Wood

A NATION OF MAKERS


A Nation of Makers: Works from the Craft in America Collection Browse these 50 artworks by artists who have appeared in the Craft in America PBS documentary series. Gathered over the past nine years of filming, these works represent diverse craft... MORE »
active hands

Active Hands: Craft by Soldiers


Active Hands: Craft by Soldiers features rare treasures made by soldiers on active duty, as well as historic documentation of the Army Arts and Crafts Program, which has allowed thousands of soldiers and their families to find respite in... MORE »
ca handmade california

California Handmade: State of the Arts


California Handmade: State of the Arts  is an exhibition of innovative sculpture, furniture, textiles, jewelry and decorative arts by more than 80 visionary California artists, curated by Craft in America Center Director, Emily Zaiden. This exhibition highlights the forward-thinking... MORE »
Celebration exhibition

Celebration: Festive Craft from the Episode


Celebration: Festive Craft from the Episode offers a diverse selection of American craftsmanship that defines the look and feel of our winter celebrations. Across the United States, the character of our holidays is defined by craftsmanship from singular communities that... MORE »
Craft in America: A New Millenium

Craft in America: A New Millennium


Craft in America: A New Millennium Browse this exhibition of contemporary craft produced by contemporary craft artists working in metal, wood, glass, clay, fiber, and other mediums. Among the featured artists are Mary Jackson—a basket weaver who continues a South Carolina... MORE »
Expanding Traditions

Craft in America: Expanding Traditions


Craft in America: Expanding Traditions speaks to the reinvention and renewal of traditional craft practices in the hands of some of America’s most gifted modern artists.  Browse these objects from across a range of media, which embody the diverse perspectives... MORE »
Crafting the Cocktail

Crafting the Cocktail


Crafting the Cocktail: Handmade Objects and Implements for Classic and Modern Libations   Browse this landmark exhibition of one-of-a-kind, handmade barware that showcases innovative designs inspired by the ways in which we enjoy distilled spirits, both neat and well-mixed. This... MORE »
Ruth Asawa, Untitled

Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985


Browse this exhibition, Presented by Craft in America and the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980, Golden State of Craft: California 1960 – 1985 surveys... MORE »
Impetus Exhibit

Good Enough to Eat: Food as Impetus for Craft


Part 1 of 3 of the Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft series.   Food was a motivational font for craft from its earliest origins. Objects have facilitated and elevated the act of cooking and consumption... MORE »
Ed Bing Lee Subject Exhibit

Good Enough to Eat: Food as Subject for Craft


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... MORE »
Indecision of Upholstery (detail)

John Cederquist and the Art of Painting with Wood


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... MORE »
David Gurney, Madison Metro photograph

Menorahs


In the HOLIDAY episode of Craft in America, ceramic artist Susan Garson creates a bird menorah. Here’s a selection of menorahs made in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials. Photos by Madison Metro and courtesy of Aimee Golant,... MORE »
music exhibition

Music: Handmade Instruments from the Episode


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.... MORE »
Merryll Saylan, Color Theory 1, 1997. M. Lee Fatherree photograph

The Craft of Wood


If you’ve ever wanted to “build something” your thoughts probably went to wood. Cutting, drilling, sanding, staining – the processes are involving, tactile, rewarding. Plus, wood grains are beauties of nature.
Evan Chambers, Whale lamp (detail), 2016

The Spotlight: Functional Lighting as Illuminated Sculpture


Hovering between art and engineering, lighting design requires multidisciplinary creativity and finesse. Our direct engagement with lighting objects is often limited in a tactile sense to the flipping of a switch. Yet, the ephemeral force that they emit revolutionizes... MORE »