The Week in Craft: December 6, 2017

The Week in Craft: December 6, 2017

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

Published on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Chris Fox Interloop

Chris Fox, Interloop (2017); Wynyard Station; Sydney, Australia

Josh Raymond

Artist Chris Fox created a mesmerizing, sculptural installation from 80-year-old wooden escalators.

Midcentury madness continues: Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman were ceramists and pioneers of what's been called California Design. Just in time for Christmas, Design Within Reach is offering a line of ceramic pieces based on the Ackermans' designs. And LACMA's store is selling an Evelyn Ackerman Launch Pad Journal.

Need a gift idea for the craft artist in your life? Craftspeople In Their Own Words features the stories of 75 makers.

Jack White of the White Stripes chats about his former career as an upholsterer in this entertaining interview.

Artist and professor Paul Mathieu reflects on the Phaidon's recent monograph on renowned potter Edmund de Waal.

French president Emmanuel Macron made a groundbreaking statement this week to facilitate the restitution of African artifacts from French museums.

Emerging artists: Applications to participate in the American Craft Council's emerging artists program for the 2018 St. Paul show close on December 11.

Françoise Grossen, ACC 2016 ACC Fellow, artist, and sculptor has her third solo exhibition at Blum and Poe Gallery in New York. This particular exhibition showcases three segments of her practice: hanging sculpture, floor works, and a series of maquettes that preceded her expansive installations in the 1970s.