This year, make a New Year's resolution that is fun and adds more to your life. Spend more time making! Get a new or better organized studio! Fully immerse yourself in making craft, and perhaps the distraction will keep you away from the siren call of sweets and (non-craft) television.
The American Craft Council library contains books, catalogs, and unique files with information on thousands of artists from throughout the United States. However, in spite of our best efforts, it would be impossible to exhaustively capture the biography and work of every craftsperson, especially if they've been making under the radar. Woodworker and sculptor Emil Milan is one example of a highly revered artist with few accounts or files of his work in either the ACC collection or the world at large.
The library is stocked full of resources on making and admiring functional and decorative craft in all sorts of media. With the holiday season well upon us, we took a moment to see what we have in the stacks. It is most definitely an eclectic mix.