Michael Sherrill’s love of materials, including ceramics, metal and glass, has been bound up with his love of tools. Joan Falconer Byrd chronicles Sherrill‘s lifelong engagement with materials and tools and the role of nature in his artistic development.
In This Issue
Andy Paiko plays with functionality in glass objects noted for their gothic eccentricity.
Fraser Conlon explores South Africa’s multi-cultural mecca for craft.
Mija Riedel examines Michele Pred’s search for materials.
Crafts Across the Country
The American Craft Council’s 34th annual flagship show at the Baltimore Convention Center this February
Have You Heard?
American artists abroad, new spaces in North Carolina, grants, commissions, lifetime achievement awards and much more.
Jewelry and More
“My goal is to make craft accessible,” says Brigette Martin, “by showing interesting work in an unintimidating environment.”
Judy Kensley McKie
“The more carving there is, the happier I am.”
—Judy Kensley McKie
Ox-Bow at 100
The bucolic artists’ retreat in Saugatuck, Michigan, celebrates its centenary.
The Experience of Place
The thread that connects Meredith Brickell’s ceramic and mixed-media sculpture is observations of place.
Thinking About Tools
From the humble pencil to the 3-D printer, the craftsperson’s toolbox is ever expanding.
Three on Jewelry Art
The Museum of Arts and Design’s stellar jewelry collection and works by Nancy Worden and Kiff Slemmons are each the subject of a recent book.
Venice. 3 Visions in Glass
Lilly Wei surveys three Venetians' glasswork at Barry Friedman Ltd.
What effect has the Internet had on your work or career?
Artists and arts professionals agree that for better or worse—more likely the former—the Internet has been a game-changer in their careers.