Drawn From Clay
Using their native soil, Dutch designers Lonny van Ryswyck and Nadine Sterk of Atelier NL create tableware from clay extracted from the earth where local foods are grown. Deborah Bishop traces their quest, culminating in ceramics that look both modern and plucked from a 17th-century still life.
In This Issue
At Home with Wood
Two books celebrating three giants of American studio furniture.
Following the Threads
A review of Elissa Auther's String Felt Thread: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American Art.
Celebrating the Expendable
Kate Cusak transforms everyday objects into elegant works of art.
Do you think of yourself as belonging to a crafts community?
Writers, artists, curators, educators and designers consider their relation to the larger crafts community.
Dominic Di Mare: Houses for the Sacred
In the October/November 1982 American Craft, Betty Park profiled the singular Bay Area artist Dominic Di Mare, whose mixed-media sculptures drew on deeply felt experiences. Christine Kaminsky notes the varied artistic directions Di Mare has pursued in subsequent decades.
Education in Craftsmanship
The North Bennet Street School celebrates 125 years of offering rigorous craft training.
The anti-stuffy Mariposa Gallery has showcased fine craft by southwestern makers since 1974.
News of prizes, honors, markets and gifts.
Honors at Baltimore and Atlanta
ACC show awards and publishing debut of the Council's conference book.
The beauty of transformation.
Tour the craft scene of this cosmopolitan city.
Craftsmen Keith Lovik is a master of a time-honored area of puppetry - the ventriloquist dummy.
The Body Upholstered
Stephanie Liner uses fabrics and upholstery techniques to create works that are part sculpture, part performance. Shannon Sharpe decodes their startling messages about what it means to be female in today's society.
The Peaceable Queendom
Adelaide Paul's fantastical yet realistic mixed-media animal sculptures.
Made from old winery barrels, the Northern California furniture maker's chairs are a fresh take on Arts and Crafts style.