The Speculative and the Immediate
Although I drifted toward architecture for many reasons, one of the defining qualities that attracted me was projective thinking.
Janice Arnold's Palace Yurt of handmade felt was among the most impressive pieces in the "Fashioning Felt" exhibition law year at New York
Hard Core Romance
Lola Brooks’s exquisite and preposterous jewelry is not for the timid. Mimi Luse cuts to the heart, as it were, of this artist’s outré objects of desire and her attraction to tattoos.
In This Issue
100 Years of Clay
Over a century Greenwich House Pottery grew from a modest program for immigrants into a nationally recognized studio and showcase for contemporary ceramics.
A Growth Field
Janet Koplos reflects on the many different ways artists approach craft.
Cappy Thompson: Dreamscapes-Heaven and Earth
Ron Glowen weighs in on Cappy Thompson’s “dreamscapes” in glass and clay at Traver Gallery Tacoma.
Thinking About Nothing
Akiko Busch argues that as makers of things, we need to appreciate the value of loss-what we no longer have or will have.
Crafted Form in Stockholm
Sabrina Gschwandtner finds a hotbed of new ideas.
The Council's relocation plans, conference wrap-up and what's next in education programs.
Hands On Shoes
The handmade shoe according to the Cordwainer Shop on the East Coast and CYDWOQ on the West. Amy Shaw reports on their history and practice of blending healthy comfort and harmonious style.
Jeff Irwin: Nature as Trophy
Leah Ollman critiques Jeff Irwin's animal-inspired ceramics in a San Diego library.
O Brave New Judaica
Beverly Sanders reviews new forms of Judaica at the Jewish Museum.
Willard Wigan: Art in the Eye of a Needle
Kate Dobbs Ariail peers through the microscope at Willard Wigan's minuscule sculptures at Parish Gallery in Washington, DC.
Sylvie Rosenthal's furniture, a combination of superb woodworking skills and a healthy dose of humor, illustrates her evolution.
Sungsoo Kim's kiln-cast glass sculptures are inspired by Styrofoam packaging materials.
Lia Cook: On the Loom of Contradiction
In the June/July 1980 American Craft, Jan Janeiro profiled the pioneering weaver and educator Lia Cook. Christine Kaminsky chronicles subsequent developments in Cook's work, her many honors and her current exhibitions.
Mining the Beauty of Coal
Jim Zivic carves sleek sculptural furniture from a mundane substance-coal.
Shannon Sharpe explores this tile maker’s blend of beauty and use.
News of women in charge, awards and honors, commissions, museum and gallery doings and an obituary of Ruth Duckworth.
Question: What's the most memorable exhibition opening you've ever attended?
Artists, writers and museum professionals recall the thrilling, the disastrous and the weird among art openings.
Tribal plus Contemporary
The Douglas Dawson Gallery presents ethnographic art in a contemporary art gallery context and also represents contemporary artists whose work relates.