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.
Grove Park Inn pastry chefs Robert Alger & Iain Jones build and decorate a gingerbread house based on the President’s Cottage at The Omni Grove Park Inn. The National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn is... MORE »
Veronica Castillo builds the base and arms for the Tree of Life.
Veronica Castillo creates the angel for the Tree of Life.
Paper artist Kathleen Trenchard demonstrates how to create a luminaria with scissors. A luminaria is a paper lantern that is often used to decorate during the holidays.
Woodcarver Harley Refsal carves a holiday figure out of basswood. Refsal was filmed at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.
Woodcarver Harley Refsal sharpens his woodcarving knife. Refsal was filmed at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.
Scandinavian baker Gitte Gentile assembles a Joulutortut, Finnish Christmas Stars and talks about other Scandinavian baked goods at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.
Veronica Castillo makes a poinsettia for the Tree of Life.
Veronica Castillo assembles the Tree of Life.
Ceramic artist Susan Garson talks about the supplies needed to build a bird menorah.
Ceramic artist Susan Garson paints a bird menorah.
Ceramic artist Susan Garson forms the structure for a bird menorah.
Gerardo Muñoz of Garcia Art Glass creates a large wall platter. He is assisted by Production Manager, Dora Garcia and assistants Michael Gomez and Edward Vasquez.
Minnesota potter Jeff Oestreich decorates bisque ware, pottery that has been fired once but not yet glazed.
Bootmaker Lisa Sorrell shows us how she measures a person’s foot and then chooses and customizes the appropriate boot last.
Bootmaker Lisa Sorrell shows us how she cuts and forms vamps.
Ceramic artist Cary Esser demonstrates press molding. Press Molding is a technique where the clay is added to a mold and then removed to form a positive of the mold.
Paul J. Stankard, artist in glass, assembles a botanical using flameworked components. Stankard follows in the tradition of centuries-old European lampwork, elevating the practice of flamework to the highest art form of botanical paperweights. He lives and works in... MORE »
Watch a close up of Jim Bassler weaving. Bassler was introduced to the textile traditions, including the hooking of rugs, at an early age from his father. The Cold War strategies gave him the opportunity to see the world... MORE »
Glass/mixed media artists Einar de la Torre and Jamex de la Torre demonstrate hot sculpting at Pilchuck Glass School.
Ceramic artist Sarah Jaeger glazes a teapot. Glazing is a technique where glaze is applied in order to decorate, color, strengthen or waterproof ceramic.
Ceramic artist Richard Notkin demonstrates slip casting. Slip casting is a technique where a negative mold is filled with a slip (a liquid suspension of clay and other materials in water). The capillary action of the mold removes the... MORE »
Blacksmith Tom Joyce uses an air hammer to shape a fibonacci bowl. Tom Joyce is featured in the MEMORY episode of Craft in America.
Woodworker Mike Johnson at the Maloof workshop varnishes a rocker and talks about the process.
Native American basket maker Pat Courtney Gold demonstrates the full twine turn and discusses the technique.