Making It ... Big
Inventive jewelers are giving people the means to express themselves in a big way, creating emphatic, even boisterous pieces. Shonquis Moreno reports on this larger-than-life neckwear trend.
Radiating Pura Vida
In her comfortably stylish California home, this Costa Rican transplant creates elegant hybrid vessels, marrying ceramic work with pine needle basketry.
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.
In This Issue
A Master's Life Unfolds
Wharton Esherick needs little introduction in the craft world.
A Tribute as Inspiring as Its Inspiration
Sometimes books seem to sing: Everything is exactly right. Jack Lenor Larsen's LongHouse is such a creature.
Artists Honored at San Francisco Show
The cream of San Francisco's crop, and other Craft Council dispatches.
Grand Opening in the Twin Cities
From a rooftop overlooking the Mississippi, we toasted the beginning of a new era at the American Craft Council.
In 1983, 16 artists pitched in $400 apiece to open Show of Hands gallery in Denver.
Known for hip fedoras, Albertus Swanepoel's career as a milliner has drawn upon destiny.
At the Fuller Craft Museum, curator Fo Wilson explores digital technology in contemporary craft.
Deeply Felt Creations
In her mixed-media sculptures, Susan Aaron-Taylor recreates the landscape of her dreams.
Eye on the Ball
With the soccer ball as a starting point, Glenn Adamson ponders the meaning of handmade in a globalized age.
Hawaii: Making It Work in Paradise
Hawaii's natural beauty has attracted a hub of craft artists, but living in paradise isn't cheap.
Makers and Shakers
Dispatches about the craft community at large.
Two artists preserve their nature-based art with an equally natural material.
Reduce, Reuse, Reinvent
Jeremy Mayer transforms typewriters into arresting anatomical sculpture.
The Key to Innovation? Craft
Businesses are looking for creative thinkers.
What new material or approach are you planning to explore in 2011?
To celebrate the Renwick's 40th anniversary in 2012, we are mounting a major travelling exhibition, Craft Futures: 40 Under 40, which will showcase