Why You Should Be Watching “Craft in America” on PBS
By Camille Moore
December 29, 2020
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in people spending more time than usual at home, it has also resulted in people spending a lot more time watching TV. As a result, we’ve all been looking for new shows to watch and Craft in America might just be the best show you’ve never heard of. Although the show has been on for 13 seasons, it hasn’t exactly gained mainstream success – but it deserves to. I know, I know, you’re probably wondering what could be so interesting about a show about crafting, but just hear me out. Craft in America is the kind of show that surprise you and entertain you all at once. Keep reading to find out exactly why you should be watching Craft in America.
What Is Craft In America All About?
Craft in America is named after the non-profit organization of the same name. The organization’s mission “is to document and advance original handcrafted work through programs in all media, accessible to all. We are dedicated to the exploration, preservation and celebration of craft, the work of the hand, and their impact on our nation’s cultural heritage.” During each episode of the show, viewers get the chance to explore the beauty of handmade crafts and learn about the creativity that inspired them. Not only do viewers get to see the final product, but they also get a behind the scenes look at the artist’s creative process. Even if you’re not into crafting yourself, the show still has a lot of interesting information to offer.
Since airing its first episode in 2007, Craft in America has been nominated for an Emmy Award and won a Peabody Award in 2017. The show has also highlighted various art institutions from around the world and shined a light on artists and works of art that people may otherwise never have known about. On top of the show, Craft in America has also created other projects including books and exhibitions.
Craft in America also has a center based in Los Angeles which houses a gallery, a museum, and a library. Additional events are also held at the location.
Why You Should Watch Craft In America
At a glance, Craft in America may seem like a boring show. In reality, however, it is one of those shows you’ll find yourself falling in love with after you check out an episode. The series has lots of things to offer and there are quite a few reasons why you may want to give it a try.
The Show Is Appropriate For People Of All Ages
These days it’s gotten increasingly harder for families to find something to watch that they can all enjoy together. No matter how old (or young) the people in your family are, Craft in America is the kind of show that everyone in your household will be able to watch and enjoy. With all of the craziness going on in the world right now, Craft in America might just be the perfect tool to create some unexpected family bonding time.