February/March 2008

February/March 2008

Featured Articles

Generation What?

Joyce Lovelace wonders what to make of the generation of craft artists born between 1958 and 1964. Who are they? What do they think? And, of course, what do they make?


Building Bridges

Heath Ceramics, founded in 1944, grew into an unconventional amalgam of craft, design and manufacturing, and has gone on to become one of the most celebrated, slighted and generally misunderstood workshops…

In This Issue


"House" Is Not a Home

Upon entering Jorge Pardo's "House," the viewer is greeted by an intriguing amalgam of art, design and architecture that crosses genres, defies def


Layers of Memory

In "Catalyst," an installation of prints on paper and kilnformed glass, the Chicago artist Carrie Iverson is intent on capturing the processes of m


Awards & Celebrations

Located in the southern Appalachian mountain region, Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, has made a specialty of celebrating

Craft and Design. What's the Distinction?

Howard Risatti, author of A Theory of Craft, sees craft and design as distinct entities with unequal footing in the modern world. But, he wonders, is this necessarily a bad thing?


Jonathan Kline at Ralph Pucci

It's only appropriate that the New York gallery owner Ralph Pucci has combined forces with Jonathan Kline, a basket weaver and sculptor.


Mozart in the California Desert

An American set designer staging a Mozart opera in Switzerland has an unusual problem with the stage technicians-their craftsmanship is too good!

Private Pleasures: Collecting Contemporary Textile Art

Contemporary fiber art is a "hot" area of collecting these days, witness an exhibition-cum-symposium at the Textile Museum in Washington D.C. Tara Leigh Tappert looks at the work and listens to the collectors, revealing the passions, not to say obsessions, that drive this curious breed.


Sangjoon Park

In 2005 Sangjoon Park had an epiphany. He looked at a pile of bowls on a table in his studio and suddenly understood that they were art.


Talkin' bout Generations

Are there generational divides in the world of craft? Andrew Wagner chose to pursue the subject with a soundtrack heavily weighted toward The Who.


Wearers Wanted

In 1991 Michael Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt set out to offer exposure to jewelers who were not typically shown in traditional jewelry galleries