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.
NATURE features artists who explore the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Artists include sculptor Patrick Dougherty, fiber artist Mary Merkel-Hess, woodcarver Michelle Holzapfel, book artist Catherine Alice Michaelis, and glass artist Preston Singletary. PBS premiere: Friday, April 21,... MORE »
TEACHERS highlights artists committed to sharing the skills and passion for craft with students of all ages. Featuring Navajo weavers Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete at Idyllwild Arts, glass artist Mark Mitsuda at Punahou School, glass artist Therman Statom, and... MORE »
LANDSCAPE looks at the sublime and complex relationship between craft artists and their environment. The work these artists create often embodies the power, beauty and fragility of the natural world. LANDSCAPE highlights artists Jan Yager, Kit Carson, David Gurney, Richard Notkin,... 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 »
U.S. Army farrier Charles Morrison shows how he cleans and shoes the horses of the caisson platoon that serves Arlington National Cemetery. The caissons are featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America.
Banjo maker Jim Hartel shows us old banjos, derived from instruments made by African slaves, plays the minstrel tune “Jim Along Josie,” and tells about turn-of-the-century banjo models and playing styles. Bonus video from the MUSIC episode. PBS premiere... MORE »