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Ordinary Extraordinary

I have to think that optimists (or anyone who tends to see the best in things) will fall particularly hard for Jennifer and John Walsh's beautiful contemporary jewelry.

Jenny Topolski's Seaworthy Work

Jenny Topolski works in a variety of mediums (clay, metal, paper, and textiles), but her aesthetic is uniquely her own

Donna Veverka's Architectural Rings

Donna Veverka has a monumental task at hand. Literally.

Remembering: Stephen De Staebler

"You do what you can and then it is really up to others to see if there's anything in the work for them, too. You can only deal with your own point of view, but something that touches you deeply is going to touch others too." So said clay sculptor Stephen De Staebler in a 1981 Ceramics Monthly interview. De Staebler, who was known for his grand human forms, died May 13 at age 78.

Boris Bally's Humanufactured Objects

Boris Bally's sophisticated reinvention of reclaimed street signs and found objects...

Curves Ahead

In Vivian Beer's hands, rigid metal becomes impossibly curvy furniture.

Hearts of Wood

Heechan Kim creates exquisitely delicate sculptures of paper-thin wood and prickly metal.

Gary S. Griffin: Lifelong Learner

Master metalsmith Gary S. Griffin is still eager to venture into unknown territory.

Craft Meets Art

Asheville's Blue Spiral 1 is one of four distinct galleries (and a two-screen art-film house) owned by John Cram.

Video Recap: ACC St. Paul Show Awards of Excellence

Previously, we recounted the winners of the Awards of Excellence at the 2011 American Craft Council show in St. Paul. Juror Mark Pharis did the honors this year. Pharis is a former student of Warren MacKenzie, and he teaches ceramics at the University of Minnesota, where he's been an instructor since 1985. Susan Mahlstedt, Lynn Joris Reintsema and K. Meta Reintsema, and B.J.


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