The Week in Craft: January 16, 2019

The Week in Craft: January 16, 2019

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

Published on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
Pippa Dyrlaga, Bumble

Pippa Dyrlaga, Bumble, 2017, hand-drawn and -cut paper, 13.5 x 8.5 in.

Courtesy of the artist

Check out this interview with Pippa Dyrlaga, a British paper artist who creates stunningly detailed paper designs from a single sheet.

The Cooper Hewitt National High School Design Competition asks "What would you design (or redesign) that is a nature-based solution to a global problem?"

Shipping furniture is expensive, and the Furniture Society has a new program to help defray costs for furniture makers and institutions exhibiting furniture and large sculpture.

Sarah Thornton, known for her bestseller, Seven Days in the Art World, recently wrote up this short piece for Art Jewelry Forum on the power of contemporary art jewelry.

A couple of art institutions are changing their names in 2019. The Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles has changed its name to Craft Contemporary, and Penland, the center for craft education in North Carolina, has changed its official name from Penland School of Crafts to Penland School of Craft. Director Mia Hall’s post on the website explains, “The word ‘craft’ … points to skilled making that is not tied to particular materials … and reflects the mission and vision of Penland today.”

Wendy Maruyama’s latest exhibition, “Executive Order 9066,” just opened at the California Center for the Arts Escondido. Her work is presented in conjunction with the war photographs of Ansel Adams depicting life in Manzanar.

Co-presented by the AMBOS Project, founded by Tanya Aguiñiga, “WeAll” is a benefit for refugees on the border. The event takes place at Zebulon in Los Angeles on January 19.

The Homestead Atlanta and Wild Routes Ireland are teaming up to offer a heritage, handmade tour of Ireland in May 2020. Sign up by February 1 to receive discount pricing.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is hiring. The renowned studio school is looking for two 2019 summer assistants and will be accepting applications through February 1.

Attention artists and makers: Don’t miss out on applying for the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Artist Residency Program. Applications are being accepted as we speak and will be open through March 1.

The Minnesota Center for Book Arts recently announced its new executive director after a six-month search. Elysa Voshell comes to them from Venice Arts in Venice, California, and starts later this month.

The world of polymer clay lost one of its foremost artists and advocates this year. Elise Winters died on January 1 after struggling with cancer. For more on Winters’ work elevating polymer clay as a medium, check out this article on her work from the October/November 2011 issue of American Craft.