June/July 2016

June/July 2016

June/July 2016 American Craft magazine cover
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Nava Lubelski Gooey

Ruin and Redemption

With stitching, rolling, and folding, Nava Lubelski transforms imperfect and unwanted materials into meaningful memorable pieces.

Binh Pho Hope Floats

The Storyteller

Binh Pho's many mediums – and many collaborators – are all instrumental to the narrative.

Steve Ford And David Forlano Portrait

True Colors

In their creative partnership, Steve Ford and David Forlano have given each other space to grow – and their jewelry the freedom to evolve.

James Carpenter Sky Reflector-Net

The Illuminator

James Carpenter marries his expertise in glass with the talents of architects, engineers, and builders to create radiant structures.

In Every Issue

On Our Radar

Alicia Dietz and Black Hawk Helicopter

Alicia Dietz

Woodworker Alicia Dietz draws on her military service...

Wide World of Craft


The Short List

Craft for a Modern World: The Renwick Gallery Collection

Dig In

Reviews of Craft for a Modern World, Slow Stitch, and American Studio Ceramics...


MoCC Touching Warms The Art Show


Leading a craft museum is challenging, the recent closure of the Museum of Contemporary Craft suggests.

One Piece

Editor's Letter

Inside Track

Collective Unconscious

Christopher Kurtz, (A)Typical Windsor Form


Doubles may be defined by their common traits, but they’re distinguished by their departures.

Personal Paths

Erin M Riley Three Strikes

Looming Change

Car crashes, semi-nude selfies: Erin M. Riley reinterprets these voyeuristic visions on the loom.

Material Matters

Lisa and Scott Cylinder Three Musicians


With their piles of instrument parts, Lisa and Scott Cylinder are taking the components of one art form – music – and creating another.

Shows to See

Product Placement

Siemon and Salazar Eight-Light Scuro Antler Chandelier

Siemon and Salazar

Glass artists Caleb Siemon and Carmen Salazar reflect on their balanced business strategy.

Crafted Lives

Tommie Rush And Richard Jolley

Sweet Fusion

A pair of glass artists meld nostalgia and modernism in their comfy Tennessee sanctuary.

Shop Talk