Craft in America Executive Director, Carol Sauvion, Receives American Craft Council Award of Distinction
Congratulations to Craft in America Director, Carol Sauvion, for her Award of Distinction from the American Craft Council! This biannual award recognizes an organization, institution, corporation, or individual who has made significant contributions to the field of craft with a minimum of 25 years of service.
Carol Sauvion is the creator of the Peabody Award winning PBS series Craft in America. The documentary series celebrates American craft and the artists who bring it to life. She is also the Executive Director of the Craft in America non-profit organization which has the mission is to promote and advance original handcrafted work through educational programs in all media. Craft is Sauvion’s lifelong passion. For over 40 years she has been the director of Freehand, her Los Angeles gallery specializing in functional craft. Prior to opening Freehand, Sauvion was a professional potter for ten years. Sauvion has her degree in Art History from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. She has served on the boards of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund and the American Craft Council.
In addition, the ACC awarded a Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship to Craft in America artist, Wendy Maruyama. Craft in America artists Syd Carpenter, Michael A. Cummings, Einar and Jamex de la Torre and Diego Romero were added to the American Craft Council’s College of Fellows. Congratulations to all!
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