April/May 2010

April/May 2010

Featured Articles

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Natural Narratives

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

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Andy Paiko

Andy Paiko plays with functionality in glass objects noted for their gothic eccentricity.

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Cape Town

Fraser Conlon explores South Africa’s multi-cultural mecca for craft.

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Confiscated!

Mija Riedel examines Michele Pred’s search for materials.

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Have You Heard?

American artists abroad, new spaces in North Carolina, grants, commissions, lifetime achievement awards and much more.

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Jewelry and More

“My goal is to make craft accessible,” says Brigette Martin, “by showing interesting work in an unintimidating environment.”

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Ox-Bow at 100

The bucolic artists’ retreat in Saugatuck, Michigan, celebrates its centenary.

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The Experience of Place

The thread that connects Meredith Brickell’s ceramic and mixed-media sculpture is observations of place.

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Thinking About Tools

From the humble pencil to the 3-D printer, the craftsperson’s toolbox is ever expanding.

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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.