NATURE

Michelle Holzapfel on her influences


Woodcarver Michelle Holzapfel on her influences. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Patrick Dougherty on his work


Sculptor Patrick Dougherty on his work. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Preston Singletary on his work


Glass artist Preston Singletary on his work. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

NATURE episode preview 1 min


Watch a 1 minute preview of the Craft in America: NATURE episode. PBS premiere 2017 NATURE: Artists explore the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Featuring sculptor Patrick Dougherty, artist Mary Merkel-Hess, woodcarver Michelle Holzapfel, glass artist Preston Singletary,... MORE »

NATURE episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: NATURE episode. PBS premiere 2017 NATURE: Artists explore the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Featuring sculptor Patrick Dougherty, artist Mary Merkel-Hess, woodcarver Michelle Holzapfel, glass artist Preston... MORE »

Patrick Dougherty on what led him to become a sculptor


Patrick Dougherty on what led him to become a sculptor. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Miranda Belarde-Lewis shows us a bowl and the importance of traditional ecological knowledge


Curator Miranda Belarde-Lewis shows us a pinch pot and tells us about the importance of traditional ecological knowledge. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Catherine Alice Michaelis on her book “The Three Sisters”


Book artist Catherine Alice Michaelis on her book “The Three Sisters.” NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Catherine Alice Michaelis shows us her spool books


Book artist Catherine Alice Michaelis shows us her spool/scroll books. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Catherine Alice Michaelis on her book “The Science and Spirit of Leaves”


Book artist Catherine Alice Michaelis on her book “The Science and Spirit of Leaves.” NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Catherine Alice Michaelis on her book “How Seeds Travel”


Book artist Catherine Alice Michaelis on her book “How Seeds Travel.” NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Bill Moody on plant medicine


Bill Moody on plant medicine. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Mary Merkel-Hess on the prairie garden as inspiration


Fiber artist Mary Merkel-Hess on the prairie garden as inspiration and her daily practice of drawing. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Mary Merkel-Hess on drawing with paper


Fiber artist Mary Merkel-Hess on drawing with paper and how she created a piece for Oaknoll Retirement Residence. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Mary Merkel-Hess on painting her work


Fiber artist Mary Merkel-Hess on painting her work. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Michelle Holzapfel on Rage Correctly


Woodcarver Michelle Holzapfel on her piece titled “Rage Correctly.” NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

TEACHERS

Craft school programs


Linda Sikora, Therman Statom, Mark Mitsuda, and Matthew Metz on craft schools (Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. Archival courtesy of Pilchuck... MORE »

TEACHERS episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: TEACHERS episode. TEACHERS highlights renowned individuals who are committed to their own artistic visions and are equally committed to sharing their skills and passion for craft with new generations... MORE »

TEACHERS 1 minute preview


Watch a 1 minute preview of the Craft in America: TEACHERS episode. TEACHERS highlights renowned individuals who are committed to their own artistic visions and are equally committed to sharing their skills and passion for craft with new generations... MORE »

Matthew Metz on his work


Potter Matthew Metz on his work

Linda Sikora Assembles Teapot


Potter and professor Linda Sikora assembles a teapot

Using 3D printers in clay at Alfred University


Technical Specialist at Alfred University  Keith Simpson talks to students about how he uses a 3D printer to create clay parallel wall forms

Therman Statom collaborates with students to make a glass head


Therman Statom collaborates with students to make a glass head at Hot Shops Art Center in Omaha

Ruth Teller weaves with color


Ruth Teller, mother of Navajo weavers Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete, weaves with color. Archival courtesy of Barbara Teller Ornelas & Lynda Teller Pete

Oscar Bia on Canyon de Chelly


Oscar Bia on growing up in Canyon de Chelly

Recycling malasada oil for glass blowing at Punahou School


Recycling malasada oil for glass blowing at Punahou School. Archival courtesy of Punahou School

Barbara Teller Ornelas speaks Navajo


Master Navajo weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas speaks Navajo

Barbara Teller Ornelas on weaving


Master Navajo weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas on weaving Archival courtesy of Arizona State Museum/University of Arizona/Helga Teiwes, Barbara Teller Ornelas, Lynda Teller Pete, Library of Congress.

Wayne Higby on the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum


Wayne Higby, Director of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum and Professor of Ceramic Art, on the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Therman Statom teaches students about expression


Therman Statom teaches students about expression

Punahou’s philosphy on art in education


Punahou’s philosphy on art in education. Archival courtesy of Punahou School  

Nisga’a Artist Mike Dangeli sings a victory song


Nisga’a Artist Mike Dangeli sings a victory song

Pamela Jordan on art education


Pamela Jordan, President of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation, on art education. Archival courtesy of Idyllwild Arts Academy

Alumni Henry Crissman on ceramics at Alfred University


Alumni Henry Crissman on ceramics at Alfred University. TEACHERS episode PBS premiere: September 15, 2016

Therman Statom segment


TEACHERS episode Therman Statom segment. PBS Premiere: September 15, 2016

Linda Sikora & Alfred University segment


TEACHERS episode Linda Sikora segment including Alfred University, Wayne Higby, Andrea Gill, John Gill, Matthew Metz. PBS Premiere: September 15, 2016

Barbara Teller Ornelas & Lynda Teller Pete & Idyllwild Arts segment


TEACHERS episode Barbara Teller Ornelas & Lynda Teller Pete segment including Idyllwild Arts Native American Arts Program. PBS Premiere: September 15, 2016

Mark Mitsuda & Punahou School segment


TEACHERS episode Mark Mitsuda segment including Punahou School. PBS premiere: September 15, 2016

Matt Kelleher on teaching at Alfred University


Assistant Professor of Ceramic Art, Matt Kelleher on teaching at Alfred University

MUSIC

Joan Baez on activism, Vietnam, and the guitar


Joan Baez speaks about activism, her 1972 trip to Hanoi, and the guitar as an instrument of change. Bonus video from the Martin Guitar segment of the MUSIC episode. PBS premiere November 20, 2015. Archival Courtesy of Bettmann/Corbis, National... MORE »

MUSIC episode 2 minute preview


Watch a 2 minute preview of the Craft in America: MUSIC episode. MUSIC features finely crafted handmade instruments and the world renowned artists who play them. MUSIC features interviews and performances from Joan Baez, Rhiannon Giddens, Director of the Count Basie Orchestra Scotty... MORE »

MUSIC episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: MUSIC episode. MUSIC features finely crafted handmade instruments and the world renowned artists who play them. MUSIC features interviews and performances from Joan Baez, Rhiannon Giddens, Director of the Count Basie Orchestra Scotty... MORE »

William L. Ellis & Tony Ellis on banjos, fiddle and family


William L. Ellis and his father Tony Ellis talk about learning to play music, how a Scottish village inspired Tony’s fiddle tune “Plockton Aire,” parlor banjo history, and family influences, including how Tony’s grandmother played him lullabyes on the... MORE »

Geoff Stelling Banjos & Tony Ellis segment


MUSIC episode Geoff Stelling Banjos & Tony Ellis segment

Banjo maker Jim Hartel on craft


Banjo maker Jim Hartel talks about craft, of making things daily by hand, and his experience stone carving in India. Bonus video from the MUSIC episode. PBS premiere November 20, 2015. (check local listings.) Archival Courtesy of Dr. Robert... MORE »

Jake Shimabukuro, Chris Kamaka and Chris Kamaka Jr. play Hi’ilawe


A jam session at the Kamaka Hawaii ukulele factory with Jake Shimabukuro, Chris Kamaka and Chris Kamaka Jr performing Hi’ilawe. Bonus video from the MUSIC episode. PBS premiere November 20, 2015. (check local listings.)

Rhiannon Giddens sings “Better Git Yer Learning”


Rhiannon Giddens talks about and sings her minstrel tune “Better Git Yer Learning” and tells of the struggle for education by newly freed slaves. Bonus video from the MUSIC episode. PBS premiere November 20, 2015. (check local listings.) Archival... MORE »

David Monette & Scotty Barnhart on resonance, Feldenkrais, better trumpet playing


David Monette talks about his trumpet making philosophy (resonance and intimacy) and works with Scotty Barnhart, along with Feldenkrais practitioner Alice Boyd, to “re-set” Scotty’s body and have him “flowing, way more than before.” Bonus video from the MUSIC... MORE »

Banjo maker Jim Hartel on the African heritage and banjo


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 »

Geoff Stelling shows his custom banjo designs


Geoff Stelling shows some of his beautiful custom banjo designs. Geoff Stelling, Tony Ellis, William L. Ellis, Jeff Vogelgesang, and Darin Lawrence play “Home Sweet Home.” Bonus video from the MUSIC episode. PBS premiere November 20, 2015. (check local... MORE »

Tony Ellis plays “Becky Thatcher Waltz”


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 »

Amazing instruments in the Martin Guitar Co. Museum


Museum director Dick Boak shows special guitars in the C.F. Martin Museum, including one made in 1834 and ones made for Johnny Cash, Jimmie Rodgers, Eric Clapton, and for craft artists Goro Takahashi and George Nakashima. Bonus video from... MORE »

Martin Guitars & Joan Baez segment


MUSIC episode Martin Guitars & Joan Baez segment

Jim Hartel & Rhiannon Giddens segment


MUSIC episode James Hartel & Rhiannon Giddens minstrel banjo segment

Kamaka Hawaii & Jake Shimabukuro segment


MUSIC episode Kamaka Hawaii & Jake Shimabukuro segment

Joseph Pereira & Jason Ginter segment


MUSIC episode Joseph Pereira & Jason Ginter timpani segment

David Monette Trumpets & Scotty Barnhart segment


MUSIC episode David Monette Trumpets & Scotty Barnhart segment

CELEBRATION

CELEBRATION episode 2 minute preview


Watch a 2 minute preview of Craft in America: CELEBRATION episode. CELEBRATION features lion dancers and float builders for San Francisco’s acclaimed Chinese New Year Parade, artists in Michigan making ceramics for the holidays at Pewabic (Detroit) and Motawi Tileworks (Ann... MORE »

CELEBRATION episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: CELEBRATION episode. CELEBRATION features lion dancers and float builders for San Francisco’s acclaimed Chinese New Year Parade, artists in Michigan making ceramics for the holidays at Pewabic (Detroit) and Motawi... MORE »

Chinese Lion Dancers segment


CELEBRATION episode Chinese Lion Dancers segment

Curator Josephine Shea on Detroit’s history of craft artists and institutions


Curator Josephine Shea on Detroit’s history of craft artists and institutions. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode. PBS premiere December 11, 2015. (check local listings) Archival courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts Archive, CriticalPast, Samuel Yellin Metalworkers Co., Cranbrook... MORE »

Yoshiko Yamamoto demonstrates how to create blockprints at home


Woodblock print artist Yoshiko Yamamoto demonstrates how to create one and two color prints at home. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode. PBS premiere December 11, 2015. (check local listings)

Christina Devlin & Sherlyn Hunter on the People Mover installation created using Pewabic tiles


Christina Devlin and Sherlyn Hunter talk about the Detroit People Mover installation created using Pewabic tiles. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode. PBS premiere December 11, 2015. (check local listings) Archival courtesy of Pancioli.

David Thomas & Stephanie Mufson on warrior figures created for Chinese New Year Parade float


David Thomas and Stephanie Mufson of East West Floats talk about the terra cotta warrior figures on the Hilton float created for the Chinese New Year parade. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode. PBS premiere December 11, 2015. (check... MORE »

Josephine Shea & Graham Beal on the Diego Rivera mural


Curator Josephine Shea and Director of the Detroit Insitute of Arts Graham Beal on the Diego Rivera mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode. PBS premiere December 11, 2015. (check local listings) Archival... MORE »

Yumei Hou on her papercuts


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.

Yumei Hou on creating the large ram in the Chinese New Year parade


Sculptor Yumei Hou talks about creating the large ram head on a Chinese New Year parade float. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode. PBS premiere December 11, 2015. (check local listings)

Malik Seneferu dresses Kwanzaa table


Artist Malik Seneferu dresses a table for Kwanzaa, teaching us the meaning and intention behind the placement of objects. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode. PBS premiere December 2015. (check local listings.)

Nawal Motawi demonstrates the Kanban system used at Motawi Tileworks


Nawal Motawi demonstrates the Kanban production control system used at Motawi Tileworks. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode. PBS premiere December 11, 2015. (check local listings)

Dave Zink shows Pewabic’s filter press


Dave Zink shows us Pewabic’s filter press and talks about how they prepare their clay. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode. PBS premiere December 11, 2015. (check local listings)

Annette Brown on dolls made for Kwanzaa


Doll maker and soft sculptor Annette F. Brown talks about doll making, a tradition in her family for 30 years, and celebrating Kwanzaa through handmade gifts and family history. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode. PBS premiere December 11,... MORE »

Corey Chan on Chinese New Year symbolism


Corey Chan talks about symbolism of various objects in the Chinese New Year parade and lion and dragon dances. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode. PBS premiere December 11, 2015. (check local listings)

Pewabic segment


CELEBRATION episode Pewabic segment

Chinese New Year Parade segment


CELEBRATION episode Chinese New Year Parade segment

Kwanzaa segment


CELEBRATION episode Kwanzaa segment

Motawi Tileworks segment


CELEBRATION episode Motawi Tileworks segment

Yoshiko Yamamoto segment


CELEBRATION episode Yoshiko Yamamoto segment

SERVICE

SERVICE episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the SERVICE episode of Craft in America. From the origins of the Army Arts and Crafts Program and the G.I. Bill to contemporary soldiers and veterans, SERVICE documents craft in the military and... MORE »

Songs of Service concert September 6, 2015


On Sunday, September 6, 2015, the Craft in America House Band performed an evening of music at the Craft and Folk Art Museum for the closing reception of the exhibition, “Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans,”... MORE »

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jennifer Vollbrecht


U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jennifer Vollbrecht was a 19-year-old helicopter crew chief and door gunner in Iraq and is one of the few and proud women to wear the Combat Insignia. Her story is part of the Paper Dolls... MORE »

U.S. Navy veteran Kelly McFarland


U.S. Navy veteran Kelly McFarland explains the details and importance of a Chief Petty Officer’s uniform. Her story is part of the Paper Dolls book, featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America.

U.S. Army veteran Luana Ritch


U.S. Army veteran Luana Ritch, featured in the Paper Dolls book in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, tells of suffering in the cold of Korea because women were not issued cold weather gear as “women were not... MORE »

Eugene Burks Jr. explains the Line of Draft


Senior Horse Tack Specialist Eugene Burks Jr. shows the importance of the Line of Draft of the caisson horses working in Arlington National Cemetery. The caissons are featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America.

Ehren Tool segment


SERVICE episode Ehren Tool segment

Caissons segment


SERVICE episode Caissons segment

Army Arts and Crafts segment


SERVICE episode Army Arts and Crafts segment

G.I. Bill artists segment


SERVICE episode G.I. Bill artists segment

Ehren Tool goes to Vietnam


Ceramic artist and Marine Corps veteran Ehren Tool, who is featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, goes to Vietnam to visit the land where his father fought and makes cups from the red clay found there.

The Clay Studio


The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, is a world class gallery and community outreach center.

A Caisson Soldier’s Last Day


On his last day in the caisson unit at Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. Army specialist Tyler Meyers reflects on his service and introduces us to his favorite horse, Rowdy. The caissons are featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft... MORE »

Paper Dolls segment


SERVICE episode Paper Dolls segment

Judas Recendez segment


SERVICE episode Judas Recendez segment

Peter Voulkos segment


SERVICE episode Peter Voulkos segment

G.I. Bill students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design


Retired Brigadier General Nolen Bivens, featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, introduces us to veterans who are using the G.I. Bill to study at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. These artists are Jeremiah... MORE »

INDUSTRY

INDUSTRY episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: INDUSTRY episode. 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... MORE »

Preview of FORGE, HOLIDAY and INDUSTRY episodes


Watch a preview of the FORGE, HOLIDAY and INDUSTRY episodes.

Gee’s Bend Quilters & Joe Cunningham segment


INDUSTRY episode Gee’s Bend Quilters & Joe Cunningham segment

Lowell’s Boat Shop segment


INDUSTRY episode Lowell’s Boat Shop segment

Shane Yamane and Etsy segment


INDUSTRY episode Shane Yamane and Etsy segment

Oriole Mill segment


INDUSTRY episode Oriole Mill segment

Lowell’s Boat Shop production line


Learn more about Lowell’s Boat Shop production line in their heyday of the early 1900s. Archival courtesy of Lowell’s Boat Shop.

Explore weaving in Asheville, NC


Archival courtesy of Biltmore Estate, Biltmore Industries Inc, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Grovewood Gallery, National Archives and Records Administration.

Julie Silber on her love of quilts


Quilt historian Julie Silber talks about her love of quilts. Archival courtesy of Susan Einstein, jillyspoon, Library of Congress, Arthur Rothstein photo, Margaret Maloney, Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, Rachel Gehlhar photo, Monceau, National Archives & Records Administration, Irving Rusinow photo,... MORE »

James Sullivan on craft and the creative economy


Journalist James Sullivan talks about the creative economy. Archival courtesy of Library of Congress, Frank W. Swallow photo, Jack Delano photo, Shane Yamane, Etsy.

HOLIDAY

HOLIDAY episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: HOLIDAY episode. Embrace traditions, both familiar and new – all part of our American experience with the handmade. Featuring ceramic artist Susan Garson, Garcia Art Glass, paper artist Kathleen... MORE »

Preview of FORGE, HOLIDAY and INDUSTRY episodes


Watch a preview of the FORGE, HOLIDAY and INDUSTRY episodes.

Veronica Castillo segment


HOLIDAY episode Veronica Castillo segment

Kathleen Trenchard segment


HOLIDAY episode Kathleen Trenchard segment

Enrique & Isabel Sanchez segment


HOLIDAY episode Enrique & Isabel Sanchez segment

Susan Garson segment


HOLIDAY episode Susan Garson segment

Harley Refsal segment


HOLIDAY episode Harley Refsal segment

National Gingerbread House Competition at Grove Park Inn segment


HOLIDAY episode National Gingerbread House Competition at Grove Park Inn segment

Garcia Art Glass segment


HOLIDAY episode Garcia Art Glass segment

Biltmore Estate segment


HOLIDAY episode Biltmore Estate segment

Harley Refsal on woodcarving materials


Woodcarver Harley Refsal on the materials he uses to create his figures.

FORGE

FORGE episode 2 minute preview


Craft in America: FORGE 2 minute 30 second preview Exceptional artists forging metal magically transformed by fire. Featuring silversmith Chloe Darke, Old Newbury Crafters, artist Tom Pullin, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, and sculptor Albert Paley. PBS... MORE »

FORGE episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: FORGE episode. Exceptional artists forging metal magically transformed by fire. Featuring silversmith Chloe Darke, Old Newbury Crafters, artist Tom Pullin, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, and sculptor... MORE »

Preview of FORGE, HOLIDAY and INDUSTRY episodes


Watch a preview of the FORGE, HOLIDAY and INDUSTRY episodes.

Albert Paley paints The Promise


Albert Paley paints The Promise, commissioned for the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital at Maple Grove Enterprises. From fabricating art jewelry, to forging iron gates, to the creation of large-scale sculptures commissioned for public and private spaces worldwide, Albert... MORE »

Installation of Albert Paley’s Encore sculpture on Park Avenue


Watch a time lapse clip of Albert Paley’s Encore sculpture being installed on Park Avenue. Thirteen monumental sculptures were on view along Park Avenue in New York City from June – November 2013.

Tom Pullin segment


FORGE episode Tom Pullin segment

Chloe Darke and Old Newbury Crafters segment


FORGE episode Chloe Darke and Old Newbury Crafters segment

Albert Paley segment


FORGE episode Albert Paley segment

G.I. Bill students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design


Retired Brigadier General Nolen Bivens, featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, introduces us to veterans who are using the G.I. Bill to study at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. These artists are Jeremiah... MORE »

Albert Paley designs forged hardware and chandeliers


Sculptor Albert Paley designs forged hardware and chandeliers for a private home.

CROSSROADS

CROSSROADS episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: CROSSROADS episode. How do borders and personal crossroads affect an artist? How do science and craft interact? How do other cultures influence American style and technique? This episode explores... MORE »

Tanya Aguiñiga segment


CROSSROADS episode Tanya Aguiñiga segment

Jeff Oestreich, Clary Illian & Jason Trebs on the St. Croix Pottery Tour


Potters Jeff Oestreich, Clary Illian and Jason Trebs on the St. Croix Pottery Tour, which takes place every year on Mother’s Day weekend. Archival footage courtesy of Paul B. Hillman.

Lia Cook segment


CROSSROADS episode Lia Cook segment

Midwest Potters segment


CROSSROADS episode Midwest Potters segment including Warren MacKenzie, Jeff Oestreich, Clary Illian, Gail Kendall, Jason Trebs

Jeff Oestreich describes his work


Potter Jeff Oestreich describes his work

Tanya Aguiñiga on her childhood


Sculptor, designer, activist, textile artist, Tanya Aguiñiga talks about learning to craft as a child.

Tanya Aguiñiga on the history of Maclovio Rojas, Mexico


Sculptor, designer, activist, textile artist, Tanya Aguiñiga talks about the community of Maclovio Rojas in Mexico, the use of recycled materials, namely garage doors made into houses which were discarded and transported from the United States.

Tanya Aguiñiga on Chicano Park in San Diego


Sculptor, designer, activist, textile artist, Tanya Aguiñiga talks about the inspiration and the connection she got through visiting Chicano Park in San Diego.

Lia Cook on her Jacquard loom


Fiber artist Lia Cook talks about how the English Jacquard loom and punch cards work together.

Lia Cook on her Doll series


Fiber artist Lia Cook talks about her doll series and the unexpected response it received.

THREADS

Charles Kernaghan on Portrait of a Textile Worker


Charles Kernaghan on Terese Agnew’s Portrait of a Textile Worker

THREADS episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: THREADS episode. THREADS explores the needle arts including weaving, storytelling through quilts and textiles that speak to the creativity of the human spirit. Featuring Terese Agnew, Randall Darwall, Faith Ringgold,... MORE »

Faith Ringgold on Tar Beach quilt


Artist Faith Ringgold talks about the process of creating the Tar Beach story quilt.

Faith Ringgold on the process of creating Tar Beach


Faith Ringgold on the process of creating Tar Beach

The Harveys on Terese Agnew’s work


Collectors Margarete and David Harvey on Terese Agnew’s work

Terese Agnew on Portrait of a Textile Worker quilt


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 »

Thurgood Marshall Academy students sing with Faith Ringgold


Students at Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School sing Anyone Can Fly by Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold segment


THREADS episode Faith Ringgold segment

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood segment


THREADS episode Consuelo Jimenez Underwood segment

Randall Darwall segment


THREADS episode Randall Darwall segment including clothing designer Brian Murphy

Terese Agnew segment


THREADS episode Terese Agnew segment

Randall Darwall on craft shows


Weaver Randall Darwall on craft shows

Laura Perez on Consuelo Jimenez Underwood


Laura Perez on Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

Randall Darwall & Brian Murphy on clothing from fragments


Designer Brian Murphy and weaver Randall Darwall have been working in New England for over thirty years. What began as an individual in the studio has evolved steadily into a small collaborative community of artisans creating unique textiles that... MORE »

Dorian Bergen on the history of ACA Galleries


Dorian Bergen discusses the history of ACA Galleries in New York City, which represents artist Faith Ringgold.

Randall Darwall on handmade vs. industrialized weaving


Weaver Randall Darwall talks about the handmade vs. industrialized weaving.

FAMILY

Dante Marioni & Preston Singletary collaborate


Seattle glass artists Dante Marioni and Preston Singletary collaborate on glass and talk about their friendship. Marioni and Singletary met in high school and have stayed connected, personally and professionally, ever since.

FAMILY episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: FAMILY episode. Is talent inherited? What is it like to live in a household where objects are made by hand? This episode explores the creative environments and personal dynamics... MORE »

Holly Lee & Cliff Lee segment


 FAMILY episode Holly Lee & Cliff Lee segment

Philip & Matt Moulthrop on Ed Moulthrop’s architectural woodturnings


Woodturners Philip and Matt Moulthrop talk about the tools and methods that Ed developed. Ed Moulthrop works at the lathe and describes some of his pieces. Archival footage of Ed Moulthrop courtesy of American Association of Woodturners.

Marina Marioni on designing a ring


Jeweler Marina Marioni shows us a ring she made, Be Prepared, and talks about her brief stint as a Girl Scout Brownie.

Paul Marioni on his sculptures, Hiroshima


Glass artist Paul Marioni remembers hearing about Hiroshima as a child and the devastation caused by the atomic bomb. He shows us sculptures he has created, titled Hiroshima and Hiroshima II.

The Sorrells segment


The Sorrells segment of the FAMILY episode

The Marionis segment


The Marionis segment of the FAMILY episode

The Moulthrops segment


The Moulthrops segment of the FAMILY episode

President Jimmy Carter on the Moulthrops


President Jimmy Carter on the Moulthrops

Lisa Sorrell on being a bootmaker


Bootmaker Lisa Sorrell talks about finding herself through the art and craft of making custom boots.

Holly Lee on her jewelry


Pennsylvania jewelry artist Holly Lee shows us some of the shapes and treatments she uses in her metal work.

Cliff Lee on changing careers


Potter Cliff Lee talks about finding clay and changing his career from neurosurgeon to potter. “I fell in love at the first touch of clay.” – Cliff Lee

Matt Moulthrop on choosing his profession as a woodturner


Third generation woodturner Matt Moulthrop talks about choosing his profession as a woodturner with the advice and support of his family.

The Moulthrop family of woodturners


An introduction to three generations of the Moulthrop family of woodturners, Ed, Philip, and Matt.

MESSAGES

MESSAGES episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: MESSAGES episode. Many craft artists go beyond skill to personal and political expression. They use craft to tell a story, prove a point, experiment, or bring attention to contemporary... MORE »

Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Local Hero


Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Local Hero

Dr. Leslie King Hammond on Joyce J. Scott


Dr. Leslie King Hammond on bead artist Joyce J. Scott

Artist designed tiled washrooms at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center


Artist designed tiled washrooms at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Local Artist


Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Local Artist

Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Make it Right


Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Make it Right

Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: FEMA


Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: FEMA

Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Markings


Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Markings

Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Flood Walls


Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Flood Walls

Santero Charles Carrillo on Saint Anthony


Santero Charles Carrillo on Saint Anthony

Beth Lipman on Kohler Arts/Industry Residency Program


Beth Lipman on Kohler Arts/Industry Residency Program

Amy Raehse & Joyce J. Scott on her “Soul Erased” series


Artist Joyce J. Scott explores the meaning behind her series of prints “Soul Erased” with curator Amy Raehse.

Roger Ogden on Newcomb Pottery


Roger Ogden on Newcomb Pottery

Thomas Mann on his “Techno-Romantic” designs


Jewelry artist and sculptor Thomas Mann talks about the heart form and his “Techno-Romantic” design series.

George Ciscle explores the messages in Joyce J. Scott’s work


Curator George Ciscle of the Baltimore Museum of Art, explores the messages embedded in various pieces of Joyce J. Scott’s work, including Man Eating Watermelon and No Mommy, Me from her “Mammy/Nanny” Series.

Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Wall Street


Storm Cycle: Wall Street is part of sculptor and jeweler Thomas Mann’s “Storm Cycle: An Artist’s Response to Hurricane Katrina” series. He tells the story behind this piece about an abandoned pet. Feeling an emotional urgency to understand and... MORE »

Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Angel


Storm Cycle: Angel is part of sculptor and jeweler Thomas Mann’s “Storm Cycle: An Artist’s Response to Hurricane Katrina” series. He talks about the inspiration of finding the broken angel and its significance. Feeling an emotional urgency to understand... MORE »

Thomas Mann on Storm Cycle: Mud ‘n Mold


Storm Cycle: Mud ‘n Mold is part of sculptor and jeweler Thomas Mann’s “Storm Cycle: An Artist’s Response to Hurricane Katrina” series. He describes the piece and relates the shocking reality of the destructive floods. Feeling an emotional urgency to... MORE »

Thomas Mann segment


MESSAGES episode Thomas Mann segment

Charles M. Carrillo segment


MESSAGES episode Charles M. Carrillo segment

Beth Lipman segment


MESSAGES episode Beth Lipman segment

Joyce J. Scott segment


MESSAGES episode Joyce J. Scott segment

Charles M. Carrillo on his favorite saint


Santero and woodworker Charles M. Carrillo shows us carvings and paintings of Saint Joseph, his favorite saint.

Bruce Sunpie Barnes on New Orleans history


Bruce Sunpie Barnes on New Orleans history

Roger Ogden on Hurricane Katrina


Roger Ogden on Hurricane Katrina

Mitchell Gaudet on using his craft to help recover from Hurricane Katrina


Mitchell Gaudet on using his craft to help recover from Hurricane Katrina

Ken Sager creates glass chains


Ken Sager creates glass chains

Beth Lipman works at Urban Glass


This excerpt features Beth Lipman working with gaffers and assistants Alexandra Lozier, Jeremy Popelka, Erica Rosenfeld, Isaac Tecosky and Leo Tecosky at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York. Lipman’s work explores the symbolism of 17th century still life paintings... MORE »

Joyce J. Scott on her necklace with a strong message


Artist Joyce J. Scott on a necklace she beaded with a particularly controversial message.

PROCESS

PROCESS episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: PROCESS episode. What inspires a person to choose a career in craft? And how does one acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a craft artist. Featuring the... MORE »

Paul J. Smith on New York


Paul J. Smith on New York

Roberta & Dave Williamson segment


PROCESS episode Roberta & Dave Williamson segment

Han Beak on his work and teaching at 92nd Street Y


Han Beak on his work and teaching at 92nd Street Y

KCAI ceramic student on her internship


Ceramic student Liz Largent at Kansas City Art Institute talks about her clay internship at Pewabic.

Tom Killion segment


PROCESS episode Tom Killion segment

North Bennet Street School segment


PROCESS episode North Bennet Street School segment

Cary Esser & Kansas City Art Institute segment


PROCESS episode Cary Esser & Kansas City Art Institute segment

Julie Chen segment


PROCESS episode Julie Chen segment

92nd Street Y segment


PROCESS episode 92nd Street Y segment

Jewelry artist Roberta Williamson talks about her work


Jewelry artist Roberta Williamson talks about her work

Ceramic students at Kansas City Art Institute on why they enjoy clay


Ceramic students at Kansas City Art Institute on why they enjoy clay

Robert Silverman on the 92nd Street Y


Robert Silverman, Director of the Ceramics Department, on how he came to work at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

Robert Silverman on New York’s craft scene


Robert Silverman on New York’s craft scene

Metal student at 92nd Street Y, DeNard Pope, on his process


Metal student at 92nd Street Y, DeNard Pope, on his process

Metal student at 92nd Street Y, DeNard Pope, on his work


Metal student at 92nd Street Y, DeNard Pope, on his work

Sayumi Yokouchi on teaching at the 92nd St Y


Sayumi Yokouchi on teaching at the 92nd St Y

Kansas City Architectural Tile


Kansas City Architectural Tile

Victor Babu on teaching


Victor Babu on teaching

Victor Babu on art


Victor Babu on art

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez on Pauline Aggasiz Shaw


Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez on Pauline Aggasiz Shaw

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez on Saturday Evening Girls pottery


Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez on Saturday Evening Girls pottery

Roberta Williamson on antique paper


Roberta Williamson on antique paper

Nikki Lewis on being an artist


Ceramist Nikki Lewis talks about craft, clay and art, and being an artist.

Cary Esser on her process


Kansas City Art Institute professor and ceramist Cary Esser talks about her creative process. Cary creates architectural tiles and terra cotta details using the language of architectural ornament to interpret human culture and the natural world.

Cary Esser on being a ceramic artist


Ceramist and professor Cary Esser talks with Nikki Lewis about having a career in clay, being able to connect with the collectors and buyers of her work.

Nikki Lewis visits her alma mater Kansas City Art Institute


Ceramic artist Nikki Lewis visits her alma mater and speaks with Kansas City Art Institute professor Cary Esser and students about becoming an artist, and balancing teaching and working in the studio.

Roberta & Dave Williamson take students to the antique mall


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.

Jonathan Wahl on the thrill of teaching at 92nd Street Y


Director of the Jewelry Center at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Jonathan Wahl, talks about the thrill of teaching beginner students to make jewelry.

Tom Killion on his influences


Printmaker Tom Killion talks about his influences and inspiration as an artist. He is influenced by the Japanese artists, Katsushika Hokusai and Ando Hiroshige, and by using Japanese carving tools, he creates wood and linoleum block prints of landscape... MORE »

Julie Chen on her process


Book artist Julie Chen talks about the precision required in the process which involves math and fine detail work for these complicated structures.      

Julie Chen on how she discovered book arts


Book artist Julie Chen’s work is considered exceptional for their craft and quality.  She discovered book arts after visiting her sister at Mills College.  

Kathleen Walkup on unconventional books


Kathleen Walkup, Director of Book Art Program at Mills College, shares with us examples of contemporary artists books by Julie Chen, Elizabeth McDevitt, Mimi Pond, Susan King and Claire Van Vliet.

Tom Killion on handprinted book vs. trade edition book


Printmaker Tom Killion talks about the handprinted book vs. the trade edition book.

Tom Killion on selling his prints


Woodcut print artist Tom Killion talks about selling his first pen and ink drawing and how he came up with the name of his printing press, The Quail Press.        

Jonathan Wahl on the 92nd Street Y jewelry program


Director Jonathan Wahl of the Jewelry Center, talks about the range of jewelry programs offered at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

KCAI ceramic student on her thesis


Kansas City Art Institute ceramic student Mihwa Im talks about her work and how her Korean/American cultures influence her.

92nd Street Y student on her love of clay


Deborah Reed, ceramics student at the 92nd Street Y in New York City talks about her love of clay.

George Timock on teaching ceramics at KCAI


Ceramics professor George Timock talks about how he came to teach at the Kansas City Art Institute.

KCAI ceramics professor George Timock on Kansas City


Ceramics professor George Timock talks about Kansas City as an arts center and Kansas City Art Institute as an influence on the city’s art scene.

Miguel Gómez Ibáñez on the programs of study


North Bennet Street School president, Miguel Gómez Ibáñez describes the programs of study which include cabinetmaking, jewelry, bookbinding, locksmithing, carpentry, preservation carpentry, violin making and piano technology.

Miguel Gómez Ibáñez on the Sloyd method


North Bennet Street School president, Miguel Gómez Ibáñez discusses the importance of learning hands skills training along with general education at an early age.

Kathleen Walkup on the history of book arts


Kathleen Walkup, Director of the Book Art Program at Mills College, talks about the short history of book arts.

Nikki Lewis on the potter’s wheel


Ceramic artist Nikki Lewis demonstrates throwing a pot on the wheel.

Roberta & Dave Williamson on their process


Jewelers Roberta and Dave Williamson describe their process from designing, collecting and fabricating their work.

ORIGINS

ORIGINS episode preview


Watch a 30 second preview of the Craft in America: ORIGINS episode. 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. Featuring blacksmith... MORE »

Paul J. Stankard segment


ORIGINS episode Paul J. Stankard segment

Jim Bassler weaves by hand


Watch Jim Bassler weave by hand

Jim Bassler at the loom


Jim Bassler at the loom

Jim Bassler on Cochineal


Weaver Jim Bassler on Cochineal

Vernon Owens on the groundhog kiln


Potter Vernon Owens talks about the groundhog kiln and how it got its nickname.

Mark Hewitt on his kiln


Potter Mark Hewitt talks about his kiln The Beast, tall enough to fire his large planters, vases and storage jars.

Jeri Ah-be-hill on Kiowa’s mens leggings


Jeri Ah-be-hill, mother of beadwork artist Teri Greeves, talks about a pair of old Kiowa men’s leggings.

Teri Greeves segment


ORIGINS episode Teri Greeves segment

Philip Simmons segment


ORIGINS episode Philip Simmons segment

Jugtown Pottery segment


ORIGINS episode Jugtown Pottery segment

Mark Hewitt segment


ORIGINS episode Mark Hewitt segment

Jim Bassler segment


ORIGINS episode Jim Bassler segment

Gay LeCleire Taylor on the history of Southern New Jersey Glass


Curator at the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Gay LeCleire Taylor, talks about the history of Southern New Jersey glass.

Gay LeCleire Taylor on a glass canning jar from 1739


Curator Gay LeCleire Taylor of the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center talks about a glass canning jar from 1739.

Julian Williams forges a scroll


Julian Williams forges a scroll

Alex Matisse on slip trailing


Alex Matisse on slip trailing

Potter Vernon Owens talks about his son, Travis


Potter Vernon Owens talks about his son, Travis

John Paul Huguley on the building arts


John Paul Huguley, Founder of the American College of the Building Arts, talks about the school’s program and the origins of this young college which was originally established as the School of the Building Arts.

John Paul Huguley on the ACBA blacksmithing program


John Paul Huguley, founder of the American College of the Building Arts, talks about the tradition of blacksmithing and the blacksmithing program at the college.

John Paul Huguley on the American College of the Building Arts


The American College of the Building Arts is the first college in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Arts program in the Building Arts. Its founder, John Paul Huguley, talks about the six programs offered which include... MORE »

Jeri Ah-be-hill on the history of beads


Jeri Ah-be-hill, mother of Teri Greeves, talks about the history of beads, beadwork and the materials that were used.

Teri Greeves shares a ceremonial naming outfit


Beadworker Teri Greeves shows us the outfit that was made for her son’s naming ceremony.

Joseph “Ronnie” Pringle on working with Philip Simmons


Joseph “Ronnie” Pringle, blacksmith at the Simmons forge, talks about working with his cousin, Philip Simmons.

Carlton Simmons on working with Philip Simmons


Carlton Simmons, blacksmith at Simmons forge, talks about working and apprenticing with Philip Simmons. Carlton Simmons, nephew of Philip Simmons, enjoys the free style design in iron with an eye on nature. During the years of working as a... MORE »

Jim Bassler on Peruvian textiles


Jim Bassler, weaver and professor, talks to his students about a Nazca period (200 BC – 700 AD) Peruvian textile, a seemingly simple yet sophisticated process of weaving. His work draws inspiration from pre-Columbian, Andean, and Mexican textile traditions.

Joseph Sand on his apprenticeship with Mark Hewitt


Potter Joseph Sand talks about working through the apprenticeship with Mark Hewitt.

Mark Hewitt on his process


Potter Mark Hewitt talks about his process and how he adapts the Southern ceramic glaze traditions.

Joseph “Ronnie” Pringle on Philip Simmons


Joseph “Ronnie” Pringle, blacksmith at the Simmons forge, talks about Philip Simmons, who was his mentor and like a father to him.

John Paul Huguley on Philip Simmons’ collaborative process


John Paul Huguley, founder of American College of the Building Arts, talks about Philip Simmons’ collaborative process in creating a gate for a client.

Mark Hewitt on the origins of the North Carolina glazing and firing techniques


Potter Mark Hewitt talks about the origins of the North Carolina glazing and firing techniques.

Vernon Owens on salt firing at Jugtown Pottery


Vernon Owens, master potter at Jugtown Pottery, talks about salt firing. Local clay is the foundation of clay bodies and many of the glazes.

Travis Owens on working in clay


Potter Travis Owens at Jugtown Pottery talks about how he started working at a young age. Jugtown Pottery and American Craft Shop, is located in Seagrove, NC in the community of Westmore and was started in 1917.

Nancy Sweezy on handwork


Nancy Sweezy (1921-2010), former Director of Jugtown Pottery, talks about handwork and what makes serious craft work. Jugtown Pottery, a working pottery and an American Craft Shop, is located in Seagrove, NC in the community of Westmore and was... MORE »

Unloading the kiln at Jugtown Pottery


Nancy Sweezy (1921-2010), former Director of Jugtown Pottery examines the pots as they are unloaded from the kiln. Jugtown Pottery and its American Craft Shop, is located in Seagrove, NC in the community of Westmore and was started in... MORE »

Pam Owens on the clays used at Jugtown Pottery


Potter Pam Owens talks about the clays used at Jugtown Pottery, a working pottery and American Craft Shop started in 1917, located in Seagrove, NC in the community of Westmore.

Mark Hewitt on David Drake


Potter Mark Hewitt talks about 19th century African America slave David Drake, famous for his written words and poetry on pottery.

Jim Bassler on being an artist in California


Jim Bassler, weaver and professor, talks about being an artist in California during the 60s. With his wife Veralee they made the decision to move to Oaxaca to began a program which introduced U.S. students to the culture on... MORE »

COMMUNITY

Sequoia Miller on Penland School of Crafts


Potter Sequoia Miller talks about Penland School of Crafts and its influence on his work.

Anne Gould Hauberg on the Studio Craft Movement and Pilchuck Glass School


Arts advocate Anne Gould Hauberg talks about the Studio Craft Movement and Pilchuck Glass School.

Matt Kelleher & Shoko Teruyama on their work


Matt Kelleher and Shoko Teruyama both resident artists at Penland School of Crafts speak about their work and their time at the school.

Pilchuck Glass School segment


COMMUNITY episode Pilchuck Glass School segment

Denise & Samuel Wallace segment


COMMUNITY episode Denise and Samuel Wallace segment

Einar and Jamex de la Torre on choosing a medium


Glass/mixed media artists Einar de la Torre and Jamex de la Torre speak about choosing a medium for self expression.

Dawn Wallace on her parents’ work


Dawn Wallace talks about her parents Denise & Sam Wallace, and their work incorporating the Alaskan native traditions and Southwestern styles of jewelry.

Sarah Jaeger segment


COMMUNITY episode Sarah Jaeger segment

Penland School of Crafts segment


COMMUNITY episode Penland School of Crafts segment

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads segment


COMMUNITY episode Mississippi Cultural Crossroads segment

Dona Look & Smithsonian Craft Show segment


COMMUNITY episode Dona Look & Smithsonian Craft Show segment

Dona Look gives a tour of her studio and basketry


Basketmaker Dona Look takes us on a tour of her studio and her work in progress over the years.

Billie Ruth Sudduth on her basket’s mathematical component


Basketmaker Billie Ruth Sudduth talks about her background in psychology and how the history of the Fibonacci sequence of math forms the basis of her baskets.

Patty Crosby on quilter Hystercine Rankin


Director Patty Crosby of Mississippi Cultural Crossroads talks about Hystercine Rankin’s National Heritage Award.

Sam Wallace on selecting stones


Lapidarist Sam Wallace (1936-2010) talks about stone selection for setting jewelry.

Preston Singletary on his heritage and Tlingit mythology


Glass artist Preston Singletary talks about his heritage, how tools help to develop their art and culture over the years, and Tlingit symbolism.

Sarah Jaeger on her philosophy of craft and function


Potter Sarah Jaeger talks about the philosophy behind her work.

Gustina Atlas on how she quilts


Quilter Gustina Atlas of Mississippi Cultural Crossroads talks about the method of her quilting.

Ken Loeber & Dona Look on art as communication


Jeweler Ken Loeber & Basketmaker Dona Look talk about art as communication.

Patty Crosby on the Mississippi Cultural Crossroads


Director Patty Crosby of Mississippi Cultural Crossroads talks about the foundation of the Mississippi Cultural Crossroads and segregation in the community.

Deborah Cross on her process


Fiber artist Deborah Cross explains how she works with other weavers including her husband.

Hystercine Rankin on the importance of quilting


Quilter Hystercine Rankin talks about what quilting means to her, and how she gets ideas for quilting patterns.

LANDSCAPE

Jan Yager on the purpose of her work


Artist and mixed-media jeweler, Jan Yager talks about the purpose of her work, which include found objects including plant life or syringes that document the issues surrounding her on daily basis.

Aryana B. Londir & Kit Carson on Community


Fiber artist Aryana B. Londir and jeweler Kit Carson on how they met and the work involved in choosing their lives as artists.

Mira Nakashima on the Nakashima guitar


Woodworker Mira Nakashima talks about the special edition guitar that was made in honor of her father, George Nakashima, by Martin Guitar Company. It is the only guitar made to honor someone who was not a musician.

Timberline Lodge segment


LANDSCAPE episode Timberline Lodge segment

George and Mira Nakashima segment


LANDSCAPE episode George and Mira Nakashima segment

Richard Notkin segment


LANDSCAPE episode Richard Notkin segment

Kit Carson segment


LANDSCAPE episode Kit Carson segment

Jan Yager segment


LANDSCAPE episode Jan Yager segment

David Gurney segment


LANDSCAPE episode David Gurney segment

Ceramist David Gurney on his techniques


Ceramic artist David Gurney discusses his techniques on glazing and firing.

John Zipprich on teaching woodworking to his children


Woodworker John Zipprich talks about teaching woodworking to his children. As a woodcarver, he is involved in the ongoing Timberline Lodge restoration efforts.

David Gurney on his life and influences


Ceramist David Gurney’s talks about his life style and work influenced by Thoreau, Mexican culture and more.

Ceramist David Gurney on art vs. craft


Ceramic artist David Gurney talks about the difference between art and craft.

Masamichi Nitani on how he designs his tools


Timberline Lodge woodcarver Masamichi Nitani demonstrates and explains how he designs his own tools.

Jaye Campbell on Timberline Lodge looms


Weaver Jaye Campbell in Silcox Hut, speaks about looms at Timberline Lodge.

Kit Carson on craft


Jeweler Kit Carson talks about what he defines as craft and art.

John Zipprich on the Timberline Lodge


Woodworker John Zipprich in his Timberline studio talks about the Timberline Lodge and his work there. He is one of the many craft artists who are maintaining and restoring the lodge.

MEMORY

Sam Maloof segment


MEMORY episode Sam Maloof segment

Tom Joyce segment


MEMORY episode Tom Joyce segment

Pat Courtney Gold segment


MEMORY episode Pat Courtney Gold segment

Mary Jackson segment


MEMORY episode Mary Jackson segment

Garry Knox Bennett segment


MEMORY episode Garry Knox Bennett segment

Garry Knox Bennett on roach clips


Furniture maker Garry Knox Bennett on roach clips

Pat Courtney Gold on her basket


Native American basket weaver and natural fiber artist Pat Courtney Gold describes the imagery and meaning of the ancestral figures on her basket.

Tom Joyce & Robyn Horn on working in wood


Blacksmith Tom Joyce and sculptor Robyn Horn talk about working with the natural aspects of wood.

Garry Knox Bennett on being an artist and a furniture maker


Furniture maker Garry Knox Bennett on being referred to as an artist and as a furniture maker.

Tom Joyce gives historical perspective on iron objects


Blacksmith Tom Joyce gives historical perspective on iron objects and artifacts, and the notion of craftmanship of necessity.

Mary Jackson gives a tour of her handmade baskets


Basket maker Mary Jackson takes us on a tour of the baskets in her studio—many of which are traditional designs that have been passed down for 300 years.

Mary Jackson explains how rice is separated from chaff


Basket maker Mary Jackson explains how rice is separated from the chaff using a Fanner basket, and talks about her Unfinished basket.