Let There Be Lighting
The British ceramic artist Margaret O’Rorke has forged a new path in pursuit of developing freestanding light sculptures that capitalize on the translucency of porcelain, with impressive results that combine the traditional and the modern with lyricism, boldness, ingenuity and a beauty that reveals her own form of magic. Robert Silberman interviews O’Rorke and highlights her remarkable international career.
Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman made “things we could be proud of that people could afford and get pleasure from putting on their walls or tables.”
Making the Most of the Margins
Andy Brayman’s approach to functionality at his Matter Factory marries common sense and prankster plotting. Lily Kane finds out what makes this artist tick.
In This Issue
Architects at Play with Glass
Five New York buildings that enabled architects to explore glass like artists.
Bulletins from the Field
Honors and awards, memorial tributes, new spaces, and career changes from the world of craft.
Images of ladders, steps and clouds abound in Eun-Su Choi's lampworked constructions, conveying her theme of aspiration.
Jun Kaneko's bold set and costume designs for Fidelio take the reader inside an opera production.
A 1954 article highlights a furniture master at the beginning of his career.
"You have to understand basic principles of design and mess with them," says this furniture designer.
San Antonio, Texas: Remember the Arts!
The singular River Walk is only the half of it in arts-friendly San Antonio, Texas. Shannon Sharpe finds the pulse of creativity in this colorful Southwest city.
Show and Tell
Artists, their works and their booths receive recognition at the Council's Baltimore and Atlanta shows.
Standing for Jewelry Arts
“I wear jewelry even when I go to the grocery store,” asserts Karen Lorene, owner of Seattle’s Facere Jewelry Art Gallery.
Structures of Light
Michael Taylor's glasswork embodies a fruitful synergy between art and science.
Thoroughly Modern Felt
Andrea DiNoto explores “Fashioning Felt” at Cooper-Hewitt.