The Week in Craft: August 15, 2018

The Week in Craft: August 15, 2018

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
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Olivia Walker, Black Vessel

Olivia Walker's coral-inspired vessels are stunning in their delicate complexity. 

Courtesy of the artist

We are inspired by the detailed work of London- and Barcelona-based ceramist Olivia Walker, who creates her coral-like vessels by meticulously placing hundreds of delicate pieces of porcelain.

The New York Times highlights the work of museums to hire more people of color for curator positions.

At a time when racial healing might be needed more than ever, six artists envision replacements for Confederate statues.

Furniture maker Matthias Pliessing continues to explore his undulating and organic style using strips of steam-bent wood. Check out the American Craft feature on Matthais back when he was just getting out of grad school in 2007.

Chicago-based mosaic artist Jim Bachor is receiving some flak for his series of glass graffiti called “Vermin of New York.”

Artist and activist Ai Weiwei's Beijing studio was demolished by Chinese authorities.

An en plein air pencil museum pops up on Staten Island’s Faber Park to remind us all that ordinary objects sometimes have extraordinary histories.

The latest exhibition up at the Museum of Modern Art in New York presents the first US retrospective of the late Bodys Isek Kingelez, known for his sculptural models of urban utopias.

The Corning Museum of Glass brings together architecture, glass, and design in their latest exhibition “Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900 – 1937” (on view through January 7).