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Oaxaca: Craft as Culture

In the Mexican colonial city and its surrounding villages, the arts are a way of life.

Artist without Borders

As a child, Tanya Aquiñiga straddled the line between Mexico and the United States. Now her exuberant work crosses boundaries between cultures, materials, even genres.

Shows to See: Recycled Textiles, Porcelain Wallpaper, and More

Here at American Craft, we keep tabs on all kinds of shows, exhibitions, and opportunities to connect with makers. We publish a curated selection of these events – "Shows to See" – in every issue of our print magazine. Drawn from that list, here are five melt-your-heart picks for February. As we like (wistfully) to say: Go if you can.

Ackerman and Aguiniga at CAFAM

The Los Angeles creative community and assorted other cool folk came out in force January 29 for the festive opening of two exciting shows celebrating L.A. artists at the Craft and Folk Art Museum on Wilshire Boulevard.

CraftedSystems:Hope in the Making

Portland, Oregon-based designer Aurelie Tu hires women from a local YWCA shelter to help her assemble the stylish felt lampshades, rugs, and vessels she sells.

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.


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