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What makes craft artists who they are? Now you can discover how they think; what they do; and how craft is a part of their lives. Simply click on any of the dozens of short videos listed here, where you can see and hear the artists in their own words, often in their own studios. Let their inspirations be yours, too.

For even more footage of craft artists at work, visit the Craft in America YouTube channel, the PBS iPhone/iPad app, online at video.pbs.org, or purchase DVDs of the Peabody Award-winning series for your home library.

 

Nikki Lewis
Ceramic artist Nikki Lewis
demonstrating at the potter’s wheel.

Cary Esser
Cary Esser demonstrates the
technique of press molding at
Archie Bray.

Matthew Metz
Ceramic artist Matthew Metz talks
about his career while throwing a pot.

Frances Senska
Ceramic artist Frances Senska talks
about the early clay movement and
the nature of craft.

Linda Sikora
Ceramic artist Linda Sikora
demonstrating at the potter’s wheel.

Sarah Jaeger
Sarah Jaeger talks about the
philosophy behind her work.

David Gurney
Ceramic artist David Gurney
discusses his influences and his
techniques.

Sarah Jaeger
Ceramic artist Sarah Jaeger glazes
a teapot.

Richard Notkin
Artist Richard Notkin demonstrating
slip casting for a teapot.

David Gurney
David Gurney's life style and work
is influenced by Thoreau, Mexican
culture, and more.

Tony Hepburn
Tony Hepburn on what makes
Cranbrook Academy visionary.

Cliff Lee
Cliff Lee talks about finding clay,
and changing his career from brain
surgeon to potter.

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

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

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

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

Vernon Owens
Vernon Owens, master potter at
Jugtown Pottery, talks about salt firing.

Travis Owens
Travis Owens, potter at Jugtown
Pottery, talks about how he started
working in the pottery at a young age.

Nancy Sweezy
Nancy Sweezy, former director of
Jugtown Pottery, talks about handwork
and what makes serious craft work.

Nancy Sweezy
Nancy Sweezy, former director of
Jugtown, examines the pots as the
kiln is unloaded at Jugtown Pottery.

Pam Owen
Pam Owens talks about the clays
used at Jugtown Pottery.

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

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

George Timock
Ceramics professor, George Timock
talks about Kansas City as an arts
center and KCAI as an influence on
the city's art scene.

Cary Esser
KCAI ceramics professor Cary Esser
talks about her creative process.

Cary Esser
Cary Esser talks about having a
career in clay.

Mark Hewitt
Mark Hewitt talks about his kiln,
The Beast.

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

Vernon Owens
Vernon Owens, master potter at
Jugtown Pottery, talks about the
groundhog kiln.

Mark Hewitt
North Carolina potter, Mark Hewitt,
talks about David Drake.



Joseph Sand
Potter, Joseph Sand, talks about his
apprenticeship with Mark Hewitt.

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

Mihwa Im
Mihwa Im, senior ceramics student
at Kansas City Art Institute, talks
about her thesis.

Liz Largent
Liz Largent, Senior Ceramics Student
at Kansas City Art Institute,
talks about her internship.

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

St Croix Pottery Tour
Potters Jeff Oestreich, Clary Illian,
and Jason Trebs talk about the
St Croix Pottery Tour.

Jeff Oestreich
Potter Jeff Oestreich decorates
bisque ware

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

Veronica Castillo
Veronica Castillo makes a poinsettia.

Veronica Castillo
Veronica Castillo makes an angel.

Veronica Castillo
Veronica Castillo assembles the
Tree of Life.

Susan Garson
Susan Garson forms a bird menorah.

Susan Garson
Susan Garson paints a bird menorah.

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











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Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson of Maloof Studio
varnishes a rocker and talks about
the process.

John Zipprich
John Zipprich talks about teaching
woodworking to his children.

Masamichi Nitani
Timberline Lodge carver Masamichi
Nitani explains how he designs his
own tools.

Mira Nakashima
Mira Nakashima talks about the
special edition Nakashima guitar that
was made in his honor by Martin
Guitar Company; it is the only guitar
made to honor someone who was
not a musician.

John Zipprich
John Zipprich in his 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.




Garry Knox Bennett
Garry Knox Bennett on being an
artist and a furniture maker.

North Bennet Street School
North Bennet Street School
president Miguel Gómez Ibáñez
describes the programs of study they
offer that lead to professions in craft.

North Bennet Street School
North Bennet Street School
president Miguel Gómez Ibáñez
discusses the importance of hands
skills training.

Tom Joyce and Robyn Horn
Tom Joyce & Robyn Horn talk about
working in wood.

Charles Carrillo
Charles Carrillo shows us carvings
and paintings of his favorite saint,
St. Joseph.








Ed Moulthrop
Ed Moulthrop works at the lathe and
describes some of his pieces. Philip
and Matt Moulthrop talk about the
tools and methods that Ed developed.

Matt Moulthrop
Third generation woodturner
Matt Moulthrop chooses his
profession with the advice and
support of his family.

3 generations of Moulthrops
Meet three generations of the
Moulthrop family of woodturners.

Harley Refsal
Harley Refsal carves a holiday figure.

Harley Refsal
Harley Refsal sharpens his
woodcarving knife.

Harley Refsal
Harley Refsal talks about the
materials he uses to create a figure.

Tom Joyce
Watch Tom Joyce use an air hammer
to form his Fibonacci bowl.

Aryana Londir & Kit Carson
Aryana B. Londir and Kit Carson
talking about how they met and their
craft community.

Sam Wallace
Lapidary Sam Wallace talks about
selecting stones.

Tom Joyce
Metalsmith Tom Joyce gives
historical perspective on the notion
of “craftmanship of necessity.”

Kit Carson
Kit Carson talks about what he
defines as craft.

Dona Look & Ken Loeber
Ken Loeber and Dona Look talk
about art as a way to communicate.

Dawn Wallace
Dawn Wallace talk about their
parents' work.

Jan Yager
Jan Yager talks about the purpose
of her work.

Dave & Roberta Williamson
The Williamsons describe the
creative process involved in designing
and fabricating their work.

John Paul Huguley
John Paul Huguley, Founder of the
American College of the Building
Arts, talks about the building arts.

Joseph Ronnie Pringle
Joseph "Ronnie" Pringle talks
about Philip Simmons, who was
like a father to him.

Joseph Ronnie Pringle
Joseph "Ronnie" Pringle talks
about working with Philip Simmons.

Carlton Simmons
Carlton Simmons talks
about working with Philip Simmons.

Dave & Roberta Williamson
Jewelers and professors, Dave &
Roberta Williamson
, take their
students to the Brothers Antique Mart.

American College of 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.

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

Jonathan Wahl
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.

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

Albert Paley
Albert Paley paints The Promise.




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

Wall Street
Humans weren't the only victims of
Katrina. Thomas Mann talks about
an abandoned dog named Wall Street.

Angel
Thomas Mann speaks about his
inspiration for the Angel panel of
Storm Cycle.

Mud n Mold
Thomas Mann speaks about the
Mud 'n Mold panel from Storm Cycle.

Tom Mann
In this 40 second excerpt, jewelry
artist and sculptor Thomas Mann
talks about the heart form and his
Techno Romantic designs.

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

Marina Marioni
Artist Marina Marioni shows us a
ring called Be Prepared and talks
about her brief stint as a Girl Scout
Brownie.

Albert Paley
Watch the installation of Albert
Paley's Encore sculpture

on Park Avenue.

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



William Morris
William Morris demonstrates
glassblowing at the Museum of Glass.

de la Torre
Einar and Jamex de la Torre
demonstrate hot sculpting at Pilchuck
Glass School.

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

de la Torre
The de la Torre brothers speak
about choosing a medium for
self expression.

Preston Singletary
Preston Singletary talks about his
heritage, how native people can
change, and Tlingit mythology.





Paul Stankard
Paul J. Stankard, artist in glass,
assembles a botanical, using
flameworked components.

Salem Community College
Watch students flameworking at
Salem Community College in
New Jersey.

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

Gay LeCleire Taylor
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.

Beth Lipman
This excerpt shows Beth Lipman
working with gaffers and assistants
at Urban Glass.

Joyce J. Scott
Curator George Ciscle explores the
messages embedded in various pieces
of Joyce J. Scott's work.

Paul Marioni
Glass artist Paul Marioni remembers
hearing about Hiroshima as a child.
He shows us two sculptures he has
created, titled Hiroshima.

Dante Marioni
Seattle glass artists Dante Marioni
and Preston Singletary met in high
school and have stayed connected,
personally and professionally,
ever since.

Garcia Art Glass
Gerardo Muñoz of Garcia Art Glass
creates a large wall platter.














Gustina Atlas
Gustina Atlas of Mississippi
Cultural Crossroads
talks about
how she quilts.

Deborah Cross
Deborah Cross explains how
she works.

Pat Courtney Gold
Pat Courtney Gold demonstrates
the full twine turn, and discusses
the technique.

Timberline weaver
Friends of Timberline weaver in
Silcox Hut at Timberline Lodge,
speaks about looms.

Mary Jackson
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.

Randall Darwall
Randall Darwall on the machine
vs. the handmade.

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

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

Pat Courtney Gold
Pat Courtney Gold describes
the imagery on her baskets.

Mary Jackson
Mary Jackson explains how rice is
separated from the chafe using a
Fanner basket, and see her
Unfinished basket.

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

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The Bringles talk about Penland
School of Crafts
: its roots,
foundation and current classes.

Billie Ruth Sudduth
Billie Ruth Sudduth talks about the
mathematical component of her
baskets, and explains the Fibonacci
sequence.

Dona Look
Dona Look takes us on a tour of
her studio and work processes.

Jim Bassler
Jim Bassler, weaver and professor,
talks about being an artist in
California during the 50s and 60s.

Jim Bassler
Jim Bassler, weaver and professor,
talks to his students about a Nasca
period, 200 BC 700 AD, Peruvian
textile.

Teri Greeves
Beadworker, Teri Greeves, shows
us her naming ceremony outfit.

Jeri Ah-be-hill
Jeri Ah-be-hill, mother of Teri
Greeves, talks about the history of
beads and beadwork from a Native
perspective.

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

Jim Bassler
Watch a close up of Jim Bassler
weaving.

Teri Greeves and Jeri Ah-be-hill
Teri Greeves and her mother, Jeri
Ah-be-hill, talk about Kiowa leggings
and naming outfits
.

Joyce Scott
Joyce J. Scott explores the Soul
Erased series of prints with curator
Amy Raehse.

Joyce Scott
Joyce J. Scott shows us a beaded
necklace with a particularly
strong message.

Lisa Sorrell
Lisa Sorrell talks about why she
loves the art and craft of making
custom boots.

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

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

Terese Agnew
Watch a two minute preview of
Terese Agnew and Portrait of a
Textile Worker
.

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

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

Randall Darwall and Brian Murphy
Designer Brian Murphy and weaver
Randall Darwall talk about
incorporating clothing fragments into
garments.

Tanya Aguiniga
Sculptor, designer, activist, textile
artist, Tanya Aguiñiga talks about her
childhood crafting.

Tanya Aguiniga
Sculptor, designer, activist, textile
artist, Tanya Aguiñiga talks about the
community of Maclovio Rojas
in Mexico.

Tanya Aguiniga
Sculptor, designer, activist, textile
artist, Tanya Aguiñiga talks about
Chicano Park in San Diego.

Lia Cook
Lia Cook talks about her Doll series.

Lia Cook
Lia Cook talks about her jacquard
loom
.

ACA Galleries
Dorian Bergen discusses the history
of ACA Galleries.


Tom Killion
Tom Killion talks about his
influences and inspiration as an artist.

Kathleen Walkup
Kathleen Walkup, Director of
Book Art Program at Mills College,
talks about and shows us important
books.

Tom Killion
Tom Killion talks about the hand
printed book vs the trade edition book.

Julie Chen
Julie Chen talks about her
process.

Julie Chen
Julie Chen talks about how she
discovered book arts.

Tom Killion
Tom Killion talks about when he
first sold his art.


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

Kathleen Trenchard
Kathleen Trenchard demonstrates
how to decorate the holidays
with luminarias.

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Origins
Watch a preview of the Origins episode.

Process
Watch a preview of the Process episode.

Messages
Watch a preview of the Messages episode.

Family
Watch a preview of the Family episode.

Threads
Watch a preview of the Threads episode.

Crossroads
Watch a preview of the Crossroads episode.

Forge
Watch a preview of the Forge episode.

Forge
Watch a 3 minute preview of the
Forge episode.

Holiday
Watch a preview of the Holiday episode.

Craft in America series
Watch a preview of the Craft in
America series.

Gitte Gentile
Scandinavian baker Gitte Gentile assembles
Finnish Christmas Stars and talks about
other Scandinavian baked goods.

Gingerbread
Grove Park Inn pastry chefs build and
decorate a gingerbread house.