All episodes of CRAFT IN AMERICA, the Peabody Award-winning series on PBS, are available here to watch. Our series explores America’s creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade, and will take you on a journey to the artists, origins and techniques of American craft. Each episode contains stories from diverse regions and cultures, blending history with living practice and exploring issues of identity, ritual, philosophy and creative expression. Purchase the DVDs at shop.pbs.org.
VISIONARIES documents the ways in which artists and influencers inspire new generations to envision the limitless possibilities of craft. Featuring textile designer and founder of LongHouse Reserve Jack Lenor Larsen, curator Helen Molesworth and Black Mountain College, weaver Kay... MORE »
CALIFORNIA explores the diverse craft heritage, traditions and innovations in the Golden State. Featuring Pomo basket weaver Corine Pearce, silversmith Randy Stromsoe, the Arts and Crafts architecture of Greene & Greene, stained glass artists at Judson Studios, cabinet makers... MORE »
CELEBRATION examines the role craft plays in our holiday customs, with a focus on our winter observances and the traditions that are handed down from one generation to another as well as new rituals that define the season. CELEBRATION features... MORE »
For as long as mankind has lived together in groups, interlacing, weaving, sewing and all manner of work that starts with the humble thread have brought physical comfort and served as a means of expression. From the beginning, craft... MORE »
Ceramic artist Carlomagno Pedro Martínez sculpts and assembles a skeleton figure holding a chicken out of barro negro (black clay). NEIGHBORS episode PBS premiere: Friday, September 29, 2017 (check local listings)
Fiber artist Terese Agnew describes how the idea of Portrait of a Textile Worker came to being. The image which is constructed of thousands of clothing labels stitched together is about the exploitation and abuse of laborers, the by-products of globalization... MORE »