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Five Questions with Amy Fox

Amy Fox, archival volunteer at the American Craft Council Library, in front of a Timeshapes kinetic sculpture by James Borden that is currently on display at the ACC.
Issey Miyake: Making Things, published on the occasion of the exhibition shown at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris, October 13, 1998 - February 28, 1999
Amy Fox, archival volunteer at the American Craft Council Library, in front of a Timeshapes kinetic sculpture by James Borden that is currently on display at the ACC.
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Today's interview is with Amy Fox, archival volunteer at the American Craft Council Library.

What is your favorite/most-read art or craft book in your personal collection?
There is one exhibition catalog that I find myself going back to again and again. Tate Britain did a photography retrospective in 2007 called “How We Are” and the catalog includes some very famous photographs but also features striking photographs by many lesser known photographers. Every time I open it up something different catches my attention.

What book or magazine would you like to sneak out of the ACC Library?
I’d like to take all of the periodicals home, but one book I really covet is Issey Miyake: Making Things.

What book(s) are you currently reading? Any kind of book is fine!
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

What hooked you on craft? What's the first craft you remember seriously catching your eye?
When I was very young, my grandmother had a studio where she made paper. She made collages and assemblages out of sheets and molded shapes of paper, dyed and marbled and full of different fibers. Her house is filled with her paper collages. She let me create my own and had a frame made for it, and I still have it. I remember her teaching me how to choose colors and textures and how to decide the right placement of each object.

If you could master a new craft, what would it be?
I would love to learn metalsmithing. Unfortunately, I am a wimp, terrified of being burned, so it may be some time before I have the courage to sign up for a class.

Five Questions is a brief Q&A about books and craft, with people who love and use the American Craft Council Library.

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