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 glass artist Jaime Guerrero; Mexican ceramic artists... 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 »
It is sometimes in the most humble objects that our history is most vividly recalled. Craft objects, being made by hand to use, to collect, to be part of our everyday lives, are more than our history, they are... MORE »
MUSIC focuses on finely crafted handmade instruments and the world renowned artists who play them, demonstrating the perfect blend of form and function. By exploring how various instruments are perfected, MUSIC also offers viewers a unique journey through our country’s... MORE »
Jewelry artists and professors Roberta and Dave Williamson, take their students to the Brothers Antique Mall, discovering objects along the way that connect with them and to learn the process of making their own work.
Papercut artist Yumei Hou tells how she learned paper-cutting from her mother and how she creates her intricate designs. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode. PBS premiere December 11, 2015. (check local listings) Archival images courtesy of Yumei Hou.