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 »
Craft traditions didn’t just appear, fully-formed and mature. Artists tie their work to early techniques and pass these practices on in a continuum of creativity. ORIGINS features blacksmith Philip Simmons, potter Mark Hewitt, Vernon & Pam & Travis Owens of... MORE »
How do borders and personal crossroads affect an artist? How do science and craft interact? How do other cultures influence American style and technique? CROSSROADS explores the intersections of craft, culture, and technology featuring sculptor Tanya Aguiñiga, fiber artist Lia... 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)
Tony Ellis plays “Becky Thatcher Waltz” (with Geoff Stelling on bass, William L. Ellis on guitar, and Louise Adkins on pump organ) and tells a story about the Becky Thatcher riverboat. Bonus video from the MUSIC episode. PBS premiere... MORE »