American Craft magazine

April/May 2019 cover

April/May 2019

The Animal Issue


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This issue is all about animals. You'll find needle-felted animal portraits, bovine-themed ceramics, and a plethora of work made from porcupine quills, pine cones, petals, plant parts, and more. Plus, we visit the beautiful and art-friendly city of Tucson, Arizona.

Find it on newsstands now or in your mailbox as an American Craft Council membership benefit.

Featured Articles

Raku Inoue, Blue Butterfly

From Flora to Fauna

With pine cones, petals, and other plant parts, Raku Inoue fashions delicate creatures destined for decomposition.

In This Issue

The Burden of Motion and Ambition

Animal as Metaphor

With animals as their muse, artists respond in felt, clay, wood, and animal matter itself.
Dani Ives, Jet

Dani Ives

Dani Ives uses her biology background to realistically render animal likenesses in needle-felted artwork, including commissioned pet portraits.
Elliott Kayser, Altered Landscape

Elliott Kayser

For Elliott Kayser, the cow is a deep well of exploration into culture, place, and the disconnection of modern life from nature.
Collaboration with a Bird V #2

The Avian Influence

Metalsmith Teresa Faris' creative partner, who she calls her “greatest teacher,” is an umbrella cockatoo.