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Karen Gilbert in Glass and Gold

Jeweler Karen Gilbert always brings a fresh perspective to the American Craft Show in Baltimore from her home in Northern California and 2009 is no different. Gilbert and her cohorts, Eric Silva and Agelio Batle got front row placement this year so be sure to look out for this always impressive trio.

Spotlight on the Searchlight

Amy Shaw of Greenjeans took a different approach to the display booth for this year’s Searchlight Artist booth at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore. Here she explains some of her colorful and homey approach.

Devin Burgess of db Glassworks talks shop

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.

Show and Tell in Baltimore

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.

Hands On in Baltimore

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.

Craft and Design Meet in the Northwest as JP Reuer Chairs New Joint MFA Program

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.

Sticking with a Theme...

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.

Through the Looking Glass

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.

The Very Bearable Lightness of Being

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.

František Vizner

John Perreault appreciates František Vizner at the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York and Barry Friedman Ltd. in New York City.


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