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The Week in Craft: December 19, 2012

2012 Slow Love Life Ornament by Frances Palmer. All proceeds benefit the United Way Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Photo courtesy of Frances Palmer.
2012 Slow Love Life Ornament by Frances Palmer. All proceeds benefit the United Way Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Photo courtesy of Frances Palmer.
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There are so many things worth reading and looking at every week that we don't have time to tell you about, so we've decided to start compiling a roundup of links about craft, art, design, and anything else we think is worth sharing. Think of it as your weekly reading list of sorts. Here's what we're excited about:

Ceramic artist Frances Palmer, who was recently featured in American Craft's design issue, created a special holiday ornament to honor the victims of the Newtown tragedy. You can order yours for $25, and all proceeds will be donated to the United Way Sandy Hook School Support Fund.

This gallery of wood chip sculptures will knock your socks off. 

The Glass House Conversations features ceramist and sculptor Ken Price as a topic in their online discussion forum.

So long Tangerine Tango... make room for the 2013 Pantone color of the year.

ACC Fellow and Gold Medal recipient Wendell Castle spoke with critic, curator, and author Alistair Gordon as part of Design Miami’s Design Pioneers talks.

The Walker Art Center staff introduces a Home and Garden Club as part of Fritz Haeg’s upcoming artist residency.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is exhibiting Matteo Ricci’s 1602 Map of the Ten Thousand Countries of the Earth (Kunyu wanguo quantu). There are only six copies of the map known to exist, and it is the oldest surviving Chinese map to depict the Americas. The exhibit runs through January 21, 2013.

As an added bonus, the exhibit has a Minnesota connection: The map currently on display at the MFAH is owned by the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota, and the Bell Library website contains highly detailed views of the map

Behold, ACC Reads - the official book club of the American Craft Council - announces its 2013 selection.

There's still time to hit up New York City's third annual Clayfest and pop into one of the more than 20 open ceramic studios participating.

In case anyone forgot Celia Giménez, the Spanish woman who took the art world by storm with her truly original restoration of an “Ecce Homo” fresco in Borja, Spain, she is back and attempting to prove her worth as a painter. A landscape of hers, sans monkeys, was recently sold on eBay.

The Week in Craft is your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we're excited about sharing. 

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