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.
NEIGHBORS explores the people, history, and traditions of crafts from the U.S. and Mexico, noting how aesthetics cross over and back again in a living and ongoing cultural exchange. Featured artists include ceramic artist Gerardo Monterrubio; ceramic artists Magdalena Pedro... MORE »
BORDERS explores the relationships and influences that Mexican and American craft artists have on each other. Artists, organizations and events featured include the Day of the Dead celebration, master altar builder Ofelia Esparza and Self Help Graphics & Art... MORE »
Handmade in the Creative Economy. Featuring Gee’s Bend quilters Lucy Mingo & Mary Ann Pettway, quilter Joe Cunningham, boat builder Graham McKay & Lowell’s Boat Shop, artist Bethanne Knudson & Libby O'Bryan & The Oriole Mill, jewelry artist Shane... MORE »
Is talent inherited? What is it like to live in a household where objects are made by hand? FAMILY explores the creative environments and personal dynamics of four families of craft artists. Featuring ceramic and jewelry artists Cliff & Holly... 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)
Watch a 2 minute preview of new upcoming episodes, CALIFORNIA and VISIONARIES. PBS premiere December 21, 2018 (check local listings). CALIFORNIA explores the diverse craft heritage, traditions, and innovations in the Golden State. Featuring Pomo basketweaver Corine Pearce, textile... MORE »
Artist and muralist Judy Baca on her Robert F. Kennedy Community School murals titled “Tiny Ripples of Hope” and “Seeing through Others Eyes.” Bonus video from NEIGHBORS episode PBS premiere September 29, 2017 (check local listings) Archival courtesy of... MORE »