LongHouse Reserve

LongHouse Reserve

LongHouse Reserve was founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally known textile designer, author, and collector. His home, LongHouse, was built as a case study to exemplify a creative approach to contemporary life. He believes visitors experiencing art in living... 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 »


The Gamble House. Courtesy of The Gamble House, USC. Photograph © Tim Street-Porter

The Gamble House

The Gamble House in Pasadena, California, is an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter... MORE »


Judy Baca SPARC

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 »
Museo Estatal de Arte Popular Oaxaca

Museo Estatal de Arte Popular Oaxaca

The Museo Estatal de Arte Popular 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 of... MORE »


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 »
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 »
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 »


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 »


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 »
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 »

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 »


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 »
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 »




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 »
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 »
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 »


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 »


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 »
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 »
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 »


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


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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »


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 »
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 »


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 »

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 »






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 »
92nd Street Y

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 »
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 »


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 »

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 »
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 »


Archie Bray

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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »


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 »




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 »
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 »