The Week in Craft: August 22, 2018

The Week in Craft: August 22, 2018

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

Published on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
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Nina Dodd and Joseph Ford, Camouflage Sweaters

Knitter Nina Dodd and photographer Joseph Ford team up in this charming series of photographs featuring custom-made camouflage sweaters modeled by Mady Monette.

Courtesy of Joseph Ford

Joseph Ford captures moments featuring masterfully-knitted camouflage fashion pieces by Nina Dodd.

The craft of amezaiku, the sculpting of scalding syrup, was headed for the dustbin of history until some Tokyo makers revived it.

We're thrilled that Martin Puryear, whose work marries minimalist sculpture with craft traditions, will be representing the US at the Venice Biennale, one of the world's biggest and most renowned art events.

We're loving the Metropolitan Museum of Art's monthly Met Collects features, which highlight a work of art newly added to their collection with photos, essays, and an interview with the artist. Be sure to check out its coverage of Indian textile artist Ranjani Shettar's intricate, handcrafted Seven Ponds and a Few Raindrops installation, on view at the Met through September 16, to learn how Shettar drew on the craft traditions of doll makers in Karnataka, India, to make the piece.

Given the divisive times that we live in, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis asks the question: “What can art do that journalism can’t? Four artists respond.

Look back fondly on your favorite retro Apple products with these commemorative pillows by Throwboy.

Craft in America just announced its next episodes, “California” and “Visionaries,” which will premiere on December 21 on PBS.

Artist Ann Hamilton’s dream-like work, “habitus,” first created for Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop and Museum, has opened in Portland, Oregon on the waterfront.

The Museum of Arts and Design in New York recently announced the finalists for the first annual Burke Prize. The 16 artists will be included in an exhibition at MAD this fall, and the recipient of the $50,000 award will be announced during the museum’s annual gala.

Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, announced that metalsmith and educator Susan R. Ewing will step in as interim executive director.