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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.

The Body Upholstered

Stephanie Liner uses fabrics and upholstery techniques 
to create works that are part sculpture, part performance. Shannon Sharpe decodes
their startling messages about what it means to be female 
in today's society.

In Transition

The beauty of transformation.


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