NEIGHBORS


BORDERS


NATURE


TEACHERS


MUSIC


CELEBRATION

Yoshiko Yamamoto demonstrates how to print blockprints at home


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

SERVICE

U.S. Army farrier Charles Morrison shoes a horse


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.

INDUSTRY


HOLIDAY

Making a gingerbread house


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 »

Making a Tree of Life: Part 1 – Base & Arms


Veronica Castillo builds the base and arms for the Tree of Life.

Making a Tree of Life: Part 3 – Angel


Veronica Castillo creates the angel for the Tree of Life.

Making a luminaria


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.

Figure carving


Woodcarver Harley Refsal carves a holiday figure out of basswood. Refsal was filmed at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.

Woodcarving knife sharpening


Woodcarver Harley Refsal sharpens his woodcarving knife. Refsal was filmed at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.

Making a Finnish Christmas Star


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.

Making a Tree of Life: Part 2 – Poinsettia


Veronica Castillo makes a poinsettia for the Tree of Life.

Making a Tree of Life: Part 4 – Assembling


Veronica Castillo assembles the Tree of Life.

Making a Bird Menorah: Part 3 – Supplies


Ceramic artist Susan Garson talks about the supplies needed to build a bird menorah.

Making a Bird Menorah: Part 2 – Painting


Ceramic artist Susan Garson paints a bird menorah.

Making a Bird Menorah: Part 1 – Forming the Structure


Ceramic artist Susan Garson forms the structure for a bird menorah.

Glassblowing: Wall Platter


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.

FORGE


CROSSROADS

Jeff Oestreich creates his altered pitcher


Potter Jeff Oestreich creates his altered pitcher. CROSSROADS episode PBS premiere: November 16, 2012.

Decorating bisque ware


Minnesota potter Jeff Oestreich decorates bisque ware, pottery that has been fired once but not yet glazed.

THREADS


FAMILY

Bootmaking: Using Lasts


Bootmaker Lisa Sorrell shows us how she measures a person’s foot and then chooses and customizes the appropriate boot last.

Bootmaking: Making Vamps


Bootmaker Lisa Sorrell shows us how she cuts and forms vamps.

MESSAGES


PROCESS

Press Molding


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.

ORIGINS

Flameworking with Paul J. Stankard


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 »

Weaving


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 »

COMMUNITY

Hot sculpting


Glass/mixed media artists Einar de la Torre and Jamex de la Torre demonstrate hot sculpting at Pilchuck Glass School.

Ceramic Glazing


Ceramic artist Sarah Jaeger glazes a teapot. Glazing is a technique where glaze is applied in order to decorate, color, strengthen or waterproof ceramic.

LANDSCAPE

Slip casting


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 »

MEMORY

Fibonacci bowl shaping


Blacksmith Tom Joyce uses an air hammer to shape a fibonacci bowl. Tom Joyce is featured in the MEMORY episode of Craft in America.

Wood varnishing


Woodworker Mike Johnson at the Maloof workshop varnishes a rocker and talks about the process.

Full twine turning


Native American basket maker Pat Courtney Gold demonstrates the full twine turn and discusses the technique.