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August/September 2008

Volume #: 
68
Issue #: 
4

Issue Articles

The Cranbrook Academy of Art was founded with a utopian vision based on earlier arts and crafts communities. Roger Green examines the history of the school and the issues raised by the Cranbrook idea of craft.

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After "getting up and going to school for 60 years," Tony Hepburn is a full-time artist at last, having retired from a lifetime of teaching, most recently as the head of ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art. His thoughts on the transition?

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Josh Urso's furniture and lighting designs are moments frozen in time that invite us to stop, observe and wonder.

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Polly Ullrich explores the groundbreaking role of "mythic metalsmith" L. Brent Kington in developing blacksmithing as an art form in his retrospective at the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery.

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Kimberly Cridler demonstrates the artistry of Earl Pardon's metalwork in a survey at the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin.

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By Evelise Grunow
R 20th Century Gallery
New York, New York
$60

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By Dan Klein, Stephen Procter
RLDI Rob Little Digital Imaging
Carwoola, New South Wales, Australia
$78

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Hibberd McGrath Gallery
Jim Kraft
Breckenridge, Colorado
August 1-24, 2008

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del Mano Gallery
Binh Pho
August 2-30, 2008

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Ogle
Hilary Pfeifer
Portland, Oregon
September 4-
November 1, 2008

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In 2004 Hisano Takei was pursuing an M.F.A. in metals and jewelry at the State University of New York at New Paltz when she was assigned her first graduate school project-to make 10 related objects in 10 days. Takei panicked. She knew it was impossible to complete 10 pieces of jewelry out of metal in that time frame.

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Outside the studio door it's a political season, something the craft field always seems to recognize-for better or for worse.

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Shonquis Moreno finds that in the act of transforming New York's Huntington Hartford building into the new home for the Museum of Arts & Design, Allied Works Architecture has created a vast crafted object.

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Artecnica and Denyse Schmidt Quilts both build community through craft. In conversations with Joyce Lovelace, the heads of these companies reveal their blend of altruism and entre­preneurship and offer a vision of handwork as a catalyst for positive change.

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Does the current DIY renaissance have political import? Sabrina Gschwandtner weighs in on the subject, casting an eye on the "Sugarcraft" exhibition in Chicago.

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In a whirlwind trip around the Emerald Isle, Beverly Sanders takes the pulse of the vital Irish craft scene.

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Laurie Manfra discovers that it takes almost a village-or at least a full team of glassblowers and machinists-to create Lindsey Adelman's made-to-order innovative Bubble chandeliers.

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Whether by pen and paper or through the wonders of the web, the feedback keeps coming.

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Interior architect Margo Grant Walsh has assembled a stellar collection of 20th-century silver and metalwork, now on view in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and documented in its companion book. Alan Rosenberg visits with Grant Walsh and finds out what prompted this ongoing collecting passion.

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In December 1954 George William Eggers reflected in Craft Horizons on how handcrafts fill a growing need t0 cultivate the senses.

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Edward Lebow contends that public works at their best have enabled artists to alter the experience and function of common spaces, but that lack of training has limited the talent pool needed to build upon these achievements.

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