Top 10 Posts of 2017

Top 10 Posts of 2017

Top 10 posts of 2017

As one year comes to a close and another begins, it's always fun to look back and see what the most read craftcouncil.org posts were from the past year. Here's a quick countdown and recap of what resonated with our readers.

10. Artistic Risk and the Ticking Clock
In the October/November 2017 issue of American Craft, glass artist Paul J. Stankard tackled a tough question that struck a chord with readers: Should an artist in his 70s confine himself to his comfort zone?

9. Bibliophile
Paper artist Hadieh Shafie's mesmerizing rolled paper works were featured in the December/January 2017 issue of American Craft.

8. Ann Morton's Treasured Trash
The fiber artist's latest project paid tribute to the workers who handle trash and recycling in Phoenix.

7. 2017 American Craft Council Rare Craft Fellowship Award
Shoemaker Amara Hark-Weber was named as the 2017 award winner.

6. Reverse Engineering Chuck Close’s Art
We caught up with Saskia Siebrand of Mosaika to learn more about how she worked with Chuck Close to translate his artwork into the stunning, larger-than-life mosaics in the New York City subway.

5. Craft Scotland Showcase at 2017 American Craft Show in Baltimore
We were thrilled to welcome a delegation of 20 incredible makers from Scotland at our flagship craft show last February.

4. Announcing the 2017 Rare Craft Fellowship Award Finalists
We shared the list of finalists: Abir Ali and Andre Sandifer, Janice Arnold, Amara Hark-Weber, Sandra and Wence Martinez, and Emily Nachison.

3. Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Emerging Voices Awards
We celebrated artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk, scholar Sarah Parrish, and shortlist artists Hannah Batsel, Ted Lott, Anna Mlasowsky, and Gerardo Monterrubio.

2. Remembering: John Glick
We remembered the life of a prolific potter and mentor in the ceramics field.

1. American Craft Council Executive Director Resigns
Chris Amundsen announced his departure from ACC after seven years.