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CRAFT IN AMERICA: TEACHERS Premieres on PBS Thursday, September 15 at 8:00pm


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2016 – Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning series, begins its eighth season on PBS with a unique hour that celebrates TEACHERS — renowned individuals who are committed to their own artistic... MORE »
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CRAFT IN AMERICA: TEACHERS Artist Bios


CRAFT IN AMERICA: TEACHERS ARTISTS’ BIOS Thursday, September 15 at 8:00pm* on PBS Featured as part of PBS’ Spotlight Education programming, Craft in America: TEACHERS features renowned individuals who are committed to their own artistic visions and are equally... MORE »
Nancy Worden, Mantle For Textual Assault, 2015. Rex Rystedt photograph

POLITICALLY SPEAKING: NEW AMERICAN IDEALS IN CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2016 POLITICALLY SPEAKING: NEW AMERICAN IDEALS IN CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY August 27 – November 5, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 27, 2016 In this landmark election year of unprecedented maneuvers, contested practices and fundamental ideological... MORE »
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The Spotlight: Functional Lighting as Illuminated Sculpture


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2016 The Spotlight: Functional Lighting as Illuminated Sculpture June 11, 2016 – August 20, 2016 Opening Reception: June 11, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm ­­ Los Angeles, CA – The Craft in America Center is partnering with The... MORE »
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CRAFT IN AMERICA: CELEBRATION premieres December 11, 2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CRAFT IN AMERICA: CELEBRATION PREMIERES DECEMBER 11, 2015* Los Angeles, CA – Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning PBS series, marks the holiday season with an all new hour titled CELEBRATION, premiering nationwide on PBS, Friday,... MORE »
Lead sculptor Yumei Hou (l) and float builder Dave Thomas

CRAFT IN AMERICA: CELEBRATION Episode Artist Bios


CRAFT IN AMERICA: CELEBRATION ARTISTS’ BIOS Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:00pm* on PBS Celebrations are handed down from generation to generation. Long-practiced traditions blend with new rituals to create festive ceremonies that give shape to what is most important... MORE »
Scotty Barnhart. Mark Markley photograph

Portland’s world-class trumpet maker David Monette on PBS’ ‘Craft in America’ Sunday


THE OREGONIAN Portland’s world-class trumpet maker David Monette on PBS’ ‘Craft in America’ Sunday By  Kristi Turnquist November 20, 2015 Portland’s David Monette will be in good company on Sunday’s “Craft in America,” the Season 7 premiere of the... MORE »
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On the Bright Side: PBS documentary to feature Franklin banjo craftsman


THE DAILY STAR On the Bright Side: PBS  documentary to feature Franklin banjo craftsman By Jessica Reynolds November 18, 2015 The banjos James Hartel handcrafts in Delaware County are used in performances across the world. And thanks to a... MORE »
Jake Shimabukuro. Mark Markley photograph

MUSIC scores Friday


PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE MUSIC scores Friday By Mary Thomas November 18, 2015 The PBS documentary series “Craft in America” marries the craftsmanship of making an instrument with that of playing it in “MUSIC,” the latest program in this excellent project, which... MORE »
Yoshiko Yamamoto

‘Celebration’ Set to Premiere in December on PBS


NICHE ‘Celebration’ Set to Premiere in December on PBS November 17, 2015 “Celebration,” part of the ongoing Peabody Award-winning Craft in America series, marks the upcoming holiday season with an all-new hour premiering nationwide on PBS Friday, Dec. 11.... MORE »
Anette Pemberton works on the X bracing. Mark Markley photograph

Staff Picks: Craft In America “Music”


AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL Staff Picks: Craft In America “Music” By Jessica Shaykett November 17, 2015 Recently, we had the pleasure of screening the latest Craft in America episode, “Music,” for American Craft Council staff at the ACC Library. “Music”... MORE »
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Rhiannon Giddens to appear on PBS ‘Craft in America’ episode


GREENSBORO NEWS AND RECORD Rhiannon Giddens to appear on PBS ‘Craft in America’ episode By Dawn DeCwikiel-Kale November 17, 2015 GREENSBORO — Tune in to PBS on Friday to see Greensboro native and Grammy Award-winning Rhiannon Giddens on “Craft... MORE »
Kyle Ostwalt solders a valve casing. Mark Markley photograph

CRAFT IN AMERICA: MUSIC Episode Artist Bios


CRAFT IN AMERICA: MUSIC ARTISTS’ BIOS Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:00pm* on PBS 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... MORE »
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Banjos and guitars on Craft In America


BLUEGRASS TODAY Banjos and guitars on Craft In America By John Lawless November 4, 2015 Craft In America is both an organization dedicated to promoting handcrafted art and useables in the United States, and a PBS television series celebrating... MORE »
Rhiannon Giddens and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Judy J. Hing photograph

CRAFT IN AMERICA: MUSIC Premieres Friday, November 20, 2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CRAFT IN AMERICA: MUSIC Premieres on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:00pm* Los Angeles, CA – Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series, now in its 7th season, returns to PBS, on November 20th at... MORE »
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DETROIT PUBLIC TV: CONNECTIONS


DETROIT PUBLIC TV: CONNECTIONS November/December 2015 Now in its seventh season, the Peabody Award-winning series Craft in America presents two new episodes: “Music” and “Celebration.” “Music” focuses on how fine instruments are handmade and the world-renowned artists who play them.... MORE »
Jessica Putnam-Phillips's Onward & Upward

REPORT: San Francisco


ART LTD Report: San Francisco By Leora Lutz November 2015 Visiting a contemporary art museum in the United States in 2015, it’s easy to forget that we are currently a nation at war. “Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft... MORE »
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Exclusive Interview with Carol Sauvion for DPTV


DETROIT PUBLIC TV: CONNECTIONS Exclusive Interview with Carol Sauvion for DPTV By Marilyn Ewer November/December 2015 Carol Sauvion is creator, executive producer, and director of Craft in America. Now in its seventh season, the series has aired 13 programs. “Music” and “Celebration”... MORE »
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Craft in America episode focuses on how fine handmade instruments are crafted


ART DAILY Craft in America episode focuses on how fine handmade instruments are crafted LOS ANGELES, CA.- Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series, now in its 7th season, returns to PBS, on November 20th at 10pm*, with... MORE »
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California Handmade: The Masters of Craft


BRUT FORCE California Handmade: The Masters of Craft “There are no innovative artists who can afford to live in New York anymore. It’s ridiculous. If you want something that’s fresh and new and avant-garde, they won’t be in New... MORE »
Hiromi Takizawa, glass rocks

California Handmade: State of the Arts exhibit highlights the DIY craft


SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE California Handmade: State of the Arts exhibit highlights the DIY craft By Michelle Mills June 5, 2015 Crafting and do-it-yourself projects are big moneymakers today. There are television shows, websites and apps dedicated to the... MORE »
Giuseppe Pellicano, War Pigs, 2012

“Soldiers Turned Artists” Explores the Consequences of War


LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE “Soldiers Turned Artists” Explores the Consequences of War By Amy Newlove Schroeder May 26, 2015 “How we forget, that is where the suffering and death is,” says visual artist and Iraq war veteran Ash Kyrie. “As we... MORE »
Teri Greeves

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art screens the PBS documentary ‘Craft in America: Origins’.


NEW TIMES SLO San Luis Obispo Museum of Art screens the PBS documentary ‘Craft in America: Origins’. By Adriana Catanzarite January 14, 2015 Let me just get this off my chest: I hate doing crafts, mostly because I suck... MORE »
Judas Recendez at the wheel. Mark Markley photograph

Special Screening of PBS Craft in America: Service


AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS Special Screening of PBS Craft in America: Service November 6, 2014 Event Description Join us for a special screening of PBS Craft in America: Service, a Peabody Award-winning series, which continues to explore America’s creative... MORE »
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Critic’s Pick TV Picks: ‘Powerless,’ ‘Craft,’ ‘Who,’ ‘PuppyCat,’ ‘Garden Wall’


LA TIMES Critic’s Pick TV Picks: ‘Powerless,’ ‘Craft,’ ‘Who,’ ‘PuppyCat,’ ‘Garden Wall’ By Robert Lloyd October 31, 2014 “Craft in America” (PBS, Sunday). This handsome series about people who make things, as a life or a living, and the things... MORE »
Eugene Burks Jr, Mark Markley photograph

TV review: PBS’s Craft in America focuses on veterans


PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TV review: PBS’s Craft in America focuses on veterans By Mary Thomas October 29, 2014 I always expect quality from the PBS series “Craft in America” and it delivers with beautifully filmed profiles of a select number... MORE »
Pam DeLuco. Mark Markley photograph

Five Questions with Carol Sauvion


AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL Five Questions with Carol Sauvion By Jessica Shaykett October 28, 2014 Recently, the American Craft Council staff had the opportunity to get a sneak peek of Craft in America‘s latest episode, SERVICE, which premieres November 2 on... MORE »
Lucy Mingo Gees Bend

Craft in America Rolls Out ‘Industry’


NICHE MAGAZINE Craft in America Rolls Out ‘Industry’ By Wayne Countryman July 1, 2014 The connection between consumer and maker, and the freedom they find, is explored in Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy, which opens the sixth season... MORE »
Ehren Tool, Twelve of Thousands, 2012

PBS and CPB Expand Content and Resources to Support U.S. Veterans and Their Communities


CPB MEDIA ROOM PBS and CPB Expand Content and Resources to Support U.S.  Veterans and Their Communities May 7, 2014 FALL 2014 MAKERS “Women & War” September 2014 Women have been invisible players on the battlefield for decades, but the... MORE »
Graham McKay, Boat builder and Manager at Lowell's Boat Shop. Mark Markley photograph

Earning a living and peace of mind by handcrafting goods


PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE Earning a living and peace of mind by handcrafting goods By Mary Thomas April 30, 2014 What do African-American women who live in traditional rural Alabama and a middle-aged white man who lives in counter-culture San Francisco... MORE »
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Craft In America: An Interview With Carol Sauvion


THE ETSY BLOG Craft In America: An Interview With Carol Sauvion By Lisa Butterworth April 29, 2014 Ask Carol Sauvion, creator and producer of the PBS series Craft In America, if the handmade revolution is alive and well,  and... MORE »
Joe Cunningham. Mark Markley photograph

Meet Joe the quilter


SAN FRANCISCO GATE Meet Joe the quilter By Nancy Davis Kho April 25, 2014 By focusing its latest installment on the business of craft, PBS’ Peabody Award-winning series “Craft in America” acknowledges the financial reality expressed by one of... MORE »
Albert Paley. Mark Markley photograph

The Journey So Far


AMERICAN CRAFT MAGAZINE The Journey So Far By Joyce Lovelace March 16, 2014 Editor’s note: A shorter version of this interview originally appeared in the Apr./May 2014 issue of American Craft magazine. First broadcast on PBS in 2007, the... MORE »
Lowell's Boat Shop

Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury to be featured in PBS series


NORTH OF BOSTON Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury to be featured in PBS series March 6, 2014 NEWBURYPORT Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury will be featured in the PBS series “Craft in America: Industry — Handmade in the Creative... MORE »
Jeff Oestreich. Mark Markley photograph

Passing on the art and craft of pottery


LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS Passing on the art and craft of pottery By Sandra Barrera January 14, 2014 Jeff Oestreich is among the last of the studio craft potters. A true artisan, the 66-year-old mixes his own clay, throws... MORE »
National Gingerbread House Competition Grove Park Inn

Craft In America Just As Important In The Holidays As Any Time Of The Year


PHILS PICKS Craft In America Just As Important In The Holidays As Any Time Of The Year December 28, 2013 The holidays are over and another new year is almost here.  But that doesn’t mean that the holidays can’t... MORE »
Harley Refsal

Decorah artist’s traditional carvings to be featured on PBS ‘Craft in America’


THE GAZETTE Whittle While You Work: Decorah artist’s traditional carvings to be featured on PBS ‘Craft in America’ By Diana Nollen December 20, 2013 Harley Refsal of Decorah has carved a niche in folk artistry so deep that even... MORE »
Susan Garson

Holiday installment of PBS series creates comfort and joy


PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE Holiday installment of PBS series creates comfort and joy By Mary Thomas December 17, 2013 “Craft in America: Holiday,” which airs at 9 p.m. Friday on WQED-TV, is full of the kind of cheer that’s just right... MORE »
Harley Resfal

Harley Refsal and Craft in America


VESTERHEIM Harley Refsal and Craft in America December 13, 2013 Of course we all know him primarily as the approachable, down-to-earth, and beloved woodcarving instructor at Vesterheim’s Folk Art School and a tour leader for the museum’s popular Sámi... MORE »
Chloe Darke. Mark Markley photograph

PBS series crafts engrossing episode on forging


PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE PBS series crafts engrossing episode on forging By Mary Thomas October 23, 2013 “Craft in America — Forge,” airing at 10 p.m. Friday on WQED-TV, packs a lot into an hour to update viewers on the lively... MORE »
Tom Pulllin, Davide Prete, and Jeremiah Holland forging. Mark Markley photograph

PBS Craft Series Taps Metal Masters


NICHE MAGAZINE PBS Craft Series Taps Metal Masters By Wayne Countryman September 30, 2013 Having already focused on a wide range of other craft mediums, the Peabody award-winning documentary series “Craft in America” opens its fifth season with an... MORE »
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Small Museum, Big Mission: Craft in America Study Center


SURFACE DESIGN ASSOCIATION BLOG Small Museum, Big Mission: Craft in America Study Center By Patricia Malarcher December 28, 2012 A stunning display of handblown glass in the Freehand Gallery’s window might be what prompts you to stop at 8413... MORE »
Julia Galloway, Dining with Clouds, 2012

Shows to See: December/January 2013


AMERICAN CRAFT MAGAZINE DECEMBER/JANUARY 2013 Shows to See: December/January 2013 CA / Los Angeles Craft in America Study Center Good Enough to Eat: The Fusion of Food and Craft April 20 to June 22, 2013 Craft has been linked... MORE »
Tanya Aguiñiga in her installation at CAFAM. Douglas Kirkland photograph

Catholic art contest attracts quality work


PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE Catholic art contest attracts quality work By Mary Thomas November 14, 2012 Craft on PBS “Craft in America: Crossroads” debuts on WQED at 9 p.m. Friday featuring a fiber artist who finds inspiration in brain function, another... MORE »
Lia Cook. Mark Markley photograph

Lia Cook in PBS’ ‘Craft in America’


SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Lia Cook in PBS’ ‘Craft in America’ By Nancy Davis Kho November 7, 2012 As an award-winning textile artist and longtime professor at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, Berkeley resident Lia Cook admits... MORE »
Clary Illian in her studio. Mark Markley photograph

Award-winning series, “Craft in America” to feature Iowa ceramist


THE GAZETTE Award-winning series, “Craft in America” to feature Iowa ceramist October 1, 2012 Clary Illian, a ceramist from Ely, Iowa will be highlighted in an upcoming episode of, “Craft in America.” The Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning series dedicated... MORE »
Terese Agnew with the Portrait of a Textile Worker. Mark Markley photograph

PBS Craft Series Zooms In on Fiber


NICHE Magazine PBS Craft Series Zooms In on Fiber By Karol V. Menzie June 28, 2012 What drives artists to create? That’s the question the Peabody Award-winning documentary series Craft in America continues to probe. Now in its fourth... MORE »
Faith Ringgold with Tar Beach. Mark Markley photograph

Artist Faith Ringgold Discusses Tar Beach on Craft in America


GUGGENHEIM Blog Artist Faith Ringgold Discusses Tar Beach on Craft in America May 9, 2012 Artist Faith Ringgold, whose seminal story quilt, Tar Beach, has been in the Guggenheim Museum’s collection since 1988, is the subject of the season-four... MORE »
Terese Agnew with Portrait of a Textile Worker. Mark Markley photograph

Wisconsin quilter Terese Agnew in spotlight on PBS Series


JOURNAL SENTINEL Wisconsin quilter Terese Agnew in spotlight on PBS Series By Mary Louise Schumacher May 10, 2012 If there is an artist in Wisconsin primed for the honor of a major retrospective, it is Terese Agnew, one of... MORE »
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Craft in America Filming and Lia Cook Lecture


HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT Blog Craft in America Filming and Lia Cook Lecture By Ashley Powell, Curatorial Assistant, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft May 10, 2012 A couple of Fridays ago, April 27th, to be exact, HCCC had... MORE »
Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood’s roots in fiber art


SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Consuelo Jimenez Underwood’s roots in fiber art By Nancy Davis Kho May 9, 2012 When Cupertino resident and nationally acclaimed fiber artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood got the word that she would be featured this month in... MORE »
Pat Courtney Gold

Digital Resource of the Week: Craft in America


UARTS LIBRARIES NEWS Digital Resource of the Week: Craft in America By Shannon Robinson January 30, 2012 Craft in America is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the history, techniques, and preservation of American arts and design. The... MORE »
Holly Lee. Mark Markley photograph

Lancaster residents Cliff and Holly Lee, take their art to Craft in America


THE PATRIOT NEWS Lancaster residents Cliff and Holly Lee, take their art to “Craft in America” By Julia Hatmaker October 17, 2011 Lancaster residents are taking their art to television in the latest episode of “Craft in America” on... MORE »
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Tonight’s the Night: Craft in America’s FAMILY episode on PBS


AMERICAN CRAFT MAGAZINE Web Exclusive Tonight’s the Night: Craft in America’s FAMILY episode on PBS By Monica Moses October 17, 2011 On many PBS stations across the country, a new episode of the documentary series “Craft in America” airs this evening.... MORE »
Jim Bassler at the loom

Craft in America, The Greene Sheet


THE GREENE SHEET Craft in America By Anne Mallek October 2011 I think I can say with confidence that all of us connected to The Gamble House take great pride in the craftsmanship represented in the House and its... MORE »
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From brain surgery to fine art Local couple featured on national TV


THE EPHRATA REVIEW From brain surgery to fine art Local couple featured on national TV By Michelle Reiff October 12, 2011 Cliff Lee’s Lotus Vase with Flower (2009) was inspired by the many trips he made with his family... MORE »
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Guthrie woman makes art of boot making


TULSA WORLD Guthrie woman makes art of boot making By Kim Brown October 11, 2011 GUTHRIE – Lisa Sorrell spent her childhood wearing dresses – not cowboy boots. Now the internationally acclaimed boot maker creates one-of-a-kind, custom boots that... MORE »
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It should run in families


WISDOM OF THE HANDS Blog It should run in families… By Doug Stowe October 5, 2011 Craft In America has a new segment premiering in October that makes the connection between families and creativity. Just as computer gaming has... MORE »