June/July 2011

June/July 2011

Featured Articles

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Push It

Sixty years on, the Archie Bray Foundation is still providing a cutting-edge experience for a dazzling variety of ceramic artists.

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Curves Ahead

In Vivian Beer's hands, rigid metal becomes impossibly curvy furniture.

In This Issue

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Craft Meets Art

Asheville's Blue Spiral 1 is one of four distinct galleries (and a two-screen art-film house) owned by John Cram.

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Hearts of Wood

Heechan Kim creates exquisitely delicate sculptures of paper-thin wood and prickly metal.

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People & Places

Surface Design in St. Paul, a rare gift to the Renwick, 25 years of woodturning, and Pritam & Eames at 30.

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Shop Till We Drop

Ellen Ruppel Shell, the author of Cheap, explains the high cost of discount culture.

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Space to Create

In her new book Open Studios, Brooklyn-based designer Lotta Jansdotter grants us admission into some spaces we might never otherwise visit.

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The Gang's All Here

Please join us in welcom­­­ing our newest addition to the Minneapolis office, director of education Tana Hargest, who recently moved here from New

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Vanishing Point

A breathtaking installation at Tacoma, Washington's Museum of Glass offers a potent meditation on longing and loss.