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92nd Street Y


The 92nd Street Y was founded in 1874 and its School of the Arts, which began in 1930, has been a seminal part of New York’s craft education for decades, even training artists under the GI Bill. (For more... MORE »

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Matt Kelleher, Assistant Professor of Ceramic Arts at Alfred University, discusses his students' work

Alfred University


Alfred was founded in 1836 by Seventh Day Baptists as a non-sectarian institution. Unusual for the time, the school was co-educational. It was also racially integrated, and enrolled its first African American student and two Native American students in the... MORE »
American College of the Building Arts

American College of the Building Arts


The American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, SC was created in 1998. A team inspired by legendary master blacksmith Philip Simmons and led by John Paul Huguley wanted to solve the problem that became evident when Hurricane... MORE »
American Craft Council

American Craft Council


We see the big picture. For more than 75 years, the American Craft Council has championed craft. Our founder, Aileen Osborn Webb, recognized the significant impact craft has on individuals and communities, and established a nonprofit to preserve, cultivate,... MORE »

American Museum of Ceramic Art


The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is a museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material – clay, one of the oldest materials in the world a fundamental part of everyone’s life. Clay – both in... MORE »

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts


The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is a public, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1951 by brickmaker Archie Bray, who intended it to be “a place to make available for all who are seriously interested in any... MORE »

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts


Tucked away on a wooded hillside in the heart of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Arrowmont’s mission of enriching lives through art is the foundation from which their internationally-recognized educational craft programs, national juried exhibitions, art conferences and symposia grow and flourish. The... MORE »

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Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts


The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is a public, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1951 by brickmaker Archie Bray, who intended it to be “a place to make available for all who are seriously interested in any... MORE »
Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate


The Biltmore House, built in 1895, is the largest privately owned home in the United States boasting a magnificent estate with 250 rooms and 8,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains. At Christmas, the grand home is adorned with... MORE »

Black Mountain College


Black Mountain College was an experimental school founded in the middle of the twentieth century on the principles of balancing academics, arts, and manual labor within a democratic, communal society to create “complete” people. The environment was so conducive... MORE »

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California College of the Arts San Francisco campus

California College of the Arts


Founded in 1907 by Frederick Meyer, a German cabinetmaker, whose vision was shaped by the Arts and Crafts movement, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the interdisciplinarity and breadth of its programs. California College of the Arts... MORE »

Corning Museum of Glass


  Founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of a single... MORE »
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Craft & Folk Art Museum


Serving Los Angeles for over forty years in the city’s historic Miracle Mile district, the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles is dedicated to celebrat­ing contemporary and traditional craft and folk art. Founded as a popular art... MORE »
Cranbrook

Cranbrook


Cranbrook was founded in 1932 by George and Ellen Booth in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Cranbrook is comprised of a graduate Academy of Art, an Art Museum, House & Gardens, Institute of Science, and Pre-K through 12 college preparatory school.... MORE »

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design


Established in 1996, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is a national nonprofit organization that advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development in the United States. CCCD raises funds... MORE »
The Clay Studio

The Clay Studio


The Clay Studio is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the ceramic arts. It is a nationally recognized arts institution that supports emerging ceramic artists, the work of new and continuing artists, and learners at every level of proficiency, with a focus on broadening ceramic... MORE »

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Chinese New Year parade

East West Floats


In San Francisco, the Chinese New Year festival has grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Started in 1860 by Chinese immigrants to America, the 150-year-old tradition of celebrating the Chinese New Year with a parade continues... MORE »
Etsy

Etsy


Etsy is the extraordinarily successful online craft marketplace that yields an astounding $1.35 billion in annual sales for 1 million artists worldwide. www.etsy.com

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Garcia Art Glass

Garcia Art Glass


Garcia Art Glass was founded by Gini Garcia in 1998 and is now a family-run hot glass design and fabrication studio that specializes in one-of-a-kind blown glass lighting and sculpture. Designs range from functional to the whimsical and are... MORE »
Gees Bend Quilters

Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective


In Gee’s Bend, AL, quilting has brought economic success to women whose remarkable quilts have astonished the world. San Francisco quilter Joe Cunningham visits Lucy Mingo and Mary Ann Pettway in Gee’s Bend, where quilters learned their skills from... MORE »
National Gingerbread House Competition Grove Park Inn

Grove Park Inn National Gingerbread House Competition


In 1992, the Gingerbread Competition began as a small, mostly local event held at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, and has now grown to become one of the country’s most beloved holiday traditions and a serious competition... MORE »

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Haystack Mountain School of Crafts


Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers a two-week residency; intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing,... MORE »

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC’s major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily from craft materials: clay, fiber, glass,... MORE »

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Idyllwild Arts Foundation


The mission of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation is changing lives through the transformative power of art.  The Idyllwild Arts Academy provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted... MORE »

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John C Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School


Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, the John C. Campbell Folk School offers week long and weekend courses in traditional craft, fine art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography, storytelling and writing. Founded in 1925, the... MORE »
Jugtown

Jugtown Pottery


Jugtown Pottery, a working pottery and an American Craft Shop, is located in Seagrove, NC in the community of Westmore and was started in 1917. It is just off Busbee Road, a road named for Jacques and Juliana Busbee,... MORE »

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Mark Markley photograph

Kamaka Hawaii


Four generations of luthiers preserve the Hawaiian heritage craft of making extraordinary ukuleles at Kamaka Hawaii, Inc. (Honolulu, HI). World renowned for their outstanding tonal characteristics, these instruments are collected and played by the finest ukulele musicians in the world,... MORE »
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Kansas City Art Institute


Kansas City Art Institute is a four year college of arts and design in Kansas City, MO. KCAI offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, in which a comprehensive liberal arts program is complemented, in 14 programs including ceramics,... MORE »

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Lowell's Boat Shop

Lowell’s Boat Shop


Lowell’s Boat Shop is America’s oldest operating boat shop, a national landmark and working museum whose mission is “to preserve and perpetuate the art and craft of wooden boat building and promote the history of Lowell’s Boat Shop and... MORE »

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Close up of a Martin Guitar body in process. Mark Markley photograph

Martin Guitar Company


C.F Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world since 1833. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of... MORE »
Mingei International Museum, Katie Gardner photograph

Mingei International Museum


Established in 1978, Mingei International Museum collects, conserves and exhibits arts of daily use – by anonymous craftsmen of ancient times, from traditional cultures of past and present and by historical and contemporary designers. The Museum’s Founder, Martha Longenecker,... MORE »
MIssissippi Cultural Crossroads

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads


Mississippi Cultural Crossroads is a local arts agency located in Port Gibson, MS. Mississippi Cultural Crossroads is a performing arts center, and has been involved in documenting the culture of the community for over 25 years, providing summer and... MORE »
Motawi Tileworks

Motawi Tileworks


Motawi Tileworks was founded in 1992 by Nawal Motawi, who started out making tiles in her garage and selling them at the local farmers market. Utilizing Toyota-style production techniques (kanban), Motawi sells tiles to over 400 stores across the... MORE »
Museo Estatal de Arte Popular Oaxaca

Museo Estatal de Arte Popular de Oaxaca


The Museo Estatal de Arte Popular de Oaxaca (State Museum of Popular Art of Oaxaca) or MEAPO is a small museum in San Bartolo Coyotepec just south of the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is run by the state... MORE »
Museo Textil

Museo Textil de Oaxaca


The Textile Museum of Oaxaca offers an overview about textiles from Oaxaca, Mexico and the world. The museum promotes textile diversification as for design, texture, techniques and creative processes. The aim is to link tradition, the present times, craftsmanship,... MORE »

Museum of Craft and Design


One of the few museums of its kind in the country, Museum of Craft and Design develops and presents unconventional and compelling exhibitions that showcase high-caliber contemporary work in craft and design. The museum originates exhibitions, hosts traveling shows,... MORE »

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North Bennet Street School

North Bennet Street School


North Bennet Street School has been training people for employment in the crafts since 1885. Pauline Agassiz Shaw, the school’s founder, was a visionary educator and proponent of the Swedish system of manual training known as “sloyd”. The sloyd... MORE »

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Old Newbury Crafters

Old Newbury Crafters


The craft of silversmithing in New England existed even before America’s most patriotic silversmith, Paul Revere, made his famous ride. Old Newbury Crafters in Amesbury, MA was one of the best at the time. Fourteen generations later, it is... MORE »
The Oriole Mill

The Oriole Mill


At The Oriole Mill in Hendersonville, North Carolina, American textile manufacturing is thriving once again. Deep in an area of the South, once the heart of textile manufacturing, owner Stephan Michelson and artist Bethanne Knudson are proving, through creativity, expertise... MORE »

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Penland School of Crafts

Penland School of Crafts


Penland School of Crafts, located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, was founded as a national center for craft education in 1929 by Lucy Morgan. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious handicraft schools in America. Miss Lucy,... MORE »
Peters Valley School of Craft

Peters Valley School of Craft


Peters Valley School of Craft is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, founded in 1970 in partnership with the National Park Service to promote and encourage education and excellence in craft. From humble beginnings as an artist colony to recognition today... MORE »
Pewabic

Pewabic


Pewabic has been a beacon for artists since 1905, producing museum quality ceramics in Detroit for over 100 years. Long honored for its museum quality ceramics with a unique iridescent glaze, Pewabic is now one of only two active... MORE »
Pilchuck Glass School

Pilchuck Glass School


Pilchuck Glass School was founded in 1971 by Dale Chihuly, Anne Gould Hauberg, and John H. Hauberg. Through the years, Pilchuck has been a primary force in the evolution of glass as a means of artistic expression and has become... MORE »
Mitsuda explains concepts of glass. Mark Markley photograph

Punahou School


Punahou School was built on the lands of Ka Punahou, named for the fabled natural spring discovered centuries ago under a hala tree. The spring still flows today, at the heart of Punahou’s campus under the Thurston Memorial Chapel,... MORE »

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Quiltcon


QuiltCon is the international conference and show by and for The Modern Quilt Guild. It is a huge quilt show featuring hundreds of modern quilts, dozens of lectures and workshops by leading modern quilters, tons of shopping and more! ... MORE »

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Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum


The Renwick Gallery is home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of contemporary craft and decorative art, one of the finest and most extensive collections of its kind.  The museum’s home is a National Historic Landmark, the first... MORE »

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Salem Community College student glassblowing, Courtesy of Salem Community College

Salem Community College


New Jersey’s Salem Community College, which opened as the Salem County Technical Institute in 1958, offers the only Scientific Glass Technology associate degree program in the United States. This degree provides students with the necessary skills and techniques to... MORE »
Maloof Woodworkers

Sam Maloof Woodworker, Inc.


Sam Maloof’s legendary woodworking designs live on today. His distinctive furniture has been built by the three craftsmen who worked closely with the master woodworker for more than thirty years – Larry White, Mike Johnson and David Wade. The... MORE »

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles


The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote and celebrate the art, creators, craft, and history of quilts and textiles. The Museum is the nexus for fiber artists, art lovers, collectors, quilters, and... MORE »
Self Help Graphics & Art

Self Help Graphics & Art


Self-Help Graphics & Art, Inc. is a community arts center in East Los Angeles, California. Formed during the cultural renaissance that accompanied the Chicano Movement, Self Help Graphics, was one of the primary centers that incubated the nascent Chicano... MORE »
Smithsonian Craft Show. Jennifer Gerardi photograph

Smithsonian Craft Show & Craft2Wear


The Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) is a volunteer grant-making organization dedicated to advancing the Smithsonian mission to increase and diffuse knowledge. The SWC produces two annual signature events, the Smithsonian Craft Show (April) and the Craft2Wear (October), which serve to promote fine American craft... MORE »
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Social and Public Art Resource Center


The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is a non-profit community arts center based in Venice, California. According to its mission statement, “SPARC espouses public art as an organizing tool for addressing contemporary issues, fostering cross-cultural understanding and... MORE »

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Taller Arte Papel

Taller Arte Papel Oaxaca


El Taller Arte Papel of Oaxaca is a paper-making cooperative founded in 1998 by Francisco Toledo. After refurbishing the former Hidroeléctrica La Soledad, a 19th century hydroelectric plant that once provided all of Oaxaca’s electricity, Toledo set up the... MORE »

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design


Established in 1996, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is a national nonprofit organization that advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development in the United States. CCCD raises funds... MORE »
The Clay Studio

The Clay Studio


The Clay Studio is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the ceramic arts. It is a nationally recognized arts institution that supports emerging ceramic artists, the work of new and continuing artists, and learners at every level of proficiency, with a focus on broadening ceramic... MORE »
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge


Timberline Lodge was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1936 in Northern Oregon. It was dedicated in September 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and he declared it a venture made possible by the WPA to represent new... MORE »

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Sew Co

Western Carolina Sewing Company


Western Carolina Sewing Company (Sew Co.), is an effort to preserve the skill of sewing and our domestic manufacturing economy. Sew Co. offers sewn product development, cutting and sewing services of discerning quality with socially responsible and unconventional business... MORE »

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