Devin Burgess of db Glassworks took some time off from his residency at Penland to come to the American Craft Show in Baltimore this weekend to share some of his new work. In this interview he talks about some of his favorite pieces.
Today marked the first day of the American Craft Council's Baltimore Show -three public days dedicated to craft-based art. For the past 33 years, this enormous show has been humming along at the city's convention center, engaging an enthusiastic crowd with a cornucopia of talent from across the country. I arrived prior to show time and despite dire pronouncements about the economy, an eager crowd had already gathered to see their favorites, lift their spirits and get first dibs on the goods.
Hundreds of exhibiting artists from all across the country (plus a few for the first time from Canada) are excitedly preparing to offer visitors to the American Craft Council's Baltimore Show an unparalleled opportunity for total immersion into everything and anything handmade at the city's convention center beginning Friday, February 27, through Sunday, March 1.
The Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland's two oldest art colleges, have teamed to offer a joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design. This historic program may offer a glimpse into the future of arts education in America as it explores the fusion of tradition, innovation and practice with design theory and hands-on making.
In our February/March issue we decided to explore what we’ve come to call The Big Blur - that is the mixing and matching of mediums, materials and creative pursuits that many makers have been jumping into with increasing frequency over the last ten to 15 years. And in the last few weeks these discussions have picked up a considerable amount of steam.
Hanging out with stained glass artist Judith Schaechter in Philadelphia, Robert Sullivan observes her passionate devotion to her medium, her punk/pop tastes and her predilection for death-related subjects.
Using glass as her medium, the Los Angeles artist Alison Berger moves easily between the worlds of art, craft, design, architecture, fashion and film. Observing her at work and play, Joyce Lovelace learns what fueled her prodigious career path.