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By Hook or by Crook

A huge installation of crocheted coral has taken root at the Smithsonian.

Object Lessons

Few have lived life as happily steeped in materials and handwork as James Bassler.

Handmade Gifts: Accessorize!

Chilly days may mean bundling up boots and puffy down coats, but that doesn't mean you can't top it off with a touch of handcrafted class. Here are a few unique accessories that are sure to bring joy to the lucky people on your list.

Natural Archivists

Two artists preserve their nature-based art with an equally natural material.

Makers and Shakers

Dispatches about the craft community at large.

A Tribute as Inspiring as Its Inspiration

Sometimes books seem to sing: Everything is exactly right. Jack Lenor Larsen's LongHouse is such a creature.

Crowning Touch

Known for hip fedoras, Albertus Swanepoel's career as a milliner has drawn upon destiny.

Alien Harvest

Artist/naturalist Patterson Clark harvests invasive plants and turns them into paper, ink, and art.

Embracing the DIY Movement

In mid-September, the Pittsburgh-based Society for Contemporary Craft threw open the doors on a bold new exhibit: "DIY: A Revolution in Handicrafts" features the work of more than a dozen contemporary artists working in a range of media and stretches from the SCC's main galleries through its alternative exhibition space EAT: An Art Space About Food, and its store and studio. The exhibition runs through March 26, 2011.

State of Craft: Exploring the Studio Movement in Vermont 1960-2010

There's much to admire in a 50-year survey of the studio craft movement in Vermont.


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