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Crafting a Miracle

‘Tis the season of miracles, and Martin Ratermann is living proof. For nearly 40 years, the gifted woodworker has honed his craft, starting as several generations of his family did in the carpentry trade, and then developing his own furniture making business for which he creates stunning chairs, tables, and other pieces largely from Walnut grown in central Missouri.

Beauty in a Bleak World

In World War II internment camps, Japanese-Americans connected with craft as a matter of physical and emotional necessity. Julie K. Hanus interviews Delphine Hirasuna about this little-known body of work.

A Master's Life Unfolds

Wharton Esherick needs little introduction in the craft world.

Studio Roeper

Florian Roeper's furniture is at once warm and cool, sensuous and cerebral, organic and industrial.

State of Craft: Exploring the Studio Movement in Vermont 1960-2010

There's much to admire in a 50-year survey of the studio craft movement in Vermont.

Dominic Di Mare: Houses for the Sacred

In the October/November 1982 American Craft, Betty Park profiled the singular Bay Area artist Dominic Di Mare, whose mixed-media sculptures drew on deeply felt experiences. Christine Kaminsky notes the varied artistic directions Di Mare has pursued in subsequent decades.

Education in Craftsmanship

The North Bennet Street School celebrates 125 years of offering rigorous craft training.

Honors at Baltimore and Atlanta

ACC show awards and publishing debut of the Council's conference book.

At Home with Wood

Two books celebrating three giants of American studio furniture.

Two California Masters in Retrospect

Mingei International Museum
Transformed by Fire
San Diego, CA
Oct. 22, 2009 – July 3, 2010

Blum & Poe
J. B. Blunk
Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 12 – May 15, 2010

A pair of radiant retrospective exhibitions on view this spring in Southern California offer a rare in-depth look at the careers of two masters, and remind us of the Golden State’s place at the vanguard of the modern craft movement.


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