Dishing the News from Spring Street

Dishing the News from Spring Street

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Pat Pruitt, Tahitian Bondage, kinetic necklace, stainless steel and natural Tahitian pearls.

*American Craft Council presents
2009 Conference
Creating a New Craft Culture*

Hear dynamic voices from the field and beyond and engage in provocative discussion October 15-17 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Minneapolis. Presenters include Richard Sennett, professor at New York University and the London School of Economics and author of The Craftsman, Rob Walker, columnist for the New York Times Magazine and author of Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are, Garth Clark, curator, scholar, historian and gallerist, Sandra Alfoldy, associate professor of craft history at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Helena Hernmarck, textile artist. Learn more online or email [email protected]

Awards at Sarasota
The Council presented its Awards of Excellence at the American Craft Show in Sarasota, Florida, December 5-7, to several talented artists. Guest juror R. Andrew Maass, museum consultant, chose jeweler Pat Pruitt, who made Tahitian Bondage, of Paguate, New Mexico; glass artist Susan Gott, creator of Family Grouping, of Tampa, Florida; and Marcia and Frank Phillips of Goshen, Massachusetts, for their wearable art. The top award for booth design went to Robert Farrell of Venice, Florida, for his display of jewelry and metal. View work by all winners online.