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Craft as a Spiritual Practice

Making things isn’t just enjoyable; it’s essential. That’s the message of the new book, Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation (2013), by Maggie Oman Shannon of San Francisco’s Unity Spiritual Center.

The Week in Craft: June 21, 2013

Paper "Friends," encyclopedic islands, rising metal artists, and more!

Sondra Dorn’s Multilayered Mixed Media Paintings

There is a lot to see in Sondra Dorn’s beautiful, integral mixed media paintings.

Five Questions: Craft Cage Match Edition

A sneak preview of the Craft Cage Match on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

Misfit Cup Liberation Project Salon Recap

A recap of the Michael Strand Library Salon Series on May 23, 2013...

Brazilian Lace: Interview with Silvia Sasaoka

Lace plays a prominent role in the craft traditions of Brazil, and a new exhibition in Sao Paulo curated by designer Renato Imbroisi, “Renda Brasileira,” is dedicated to the craft. I had a chance to talk to researcher and producer Silvia Sasaoka about the exhibition and influence of lace in Brazil. Sasaoka is also organizing a countrywide workshop with a dozen lace makers as part of the programming.

Alex Bernstein’s Enchanting Glass and Steel Sculptures

An Asheville-based artist’s highly textural, jewel-toned pieces...

The Week in Craft: June 12, 2013

Glass forests, saccharine sunrises, lunar woodcuts, and more!

The Ultimate Craft Showdown

Artists and curators face off in craft-related challenges for our final spring Salon Series event.

Library Card Project: Annie Duffy

A mixed media artist creates a series of cast paper forms...


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