The Week in Craft: July 12, 2017

The Week in Craft: July 12, 2017

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

Published on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.
Ronit Baranga Embraced

Ronit Baranga's surrealist ceramic sculptures look as though they could come to life.

Courtesy of the artist

We can't stop staring at the surreal ceramic sculptures of Ronit Baranga, on exhibition beginning August 19 at the Booth Gallery in New York City.

Gordon Pembridge loves nature, and he hard-carves intricate scenes from Oceana and Africa on the wooden vessels he turns.

Are you an emerging artist who would like help marketing and selling your work? Apply for Contemporary Craft's Lydon Emerging Artist Program. Deadline is September 30.

Sculptor Gil Schacher was inspired by a dream to create the Cast Whale Project. The mammoth work draws attention to the mysterious problem of dolphins and whales that become stranded on beaches.

Nine boulders, some with glass inserts refracting sunlight into subtle rainbows, form Anthony Goicolea's design for the New York Gay and Trans Monument. "These seemingly solemn, heavy stones contain light thanks to the glass within them. And the glass components speak to the idea of transition and change," the mixed-media artist told Hyperallergic

Adventurous diners will enjoy Jouw's avant-garde tableware, which Dutch founders Jouw Wijnsma and Martin Kullik say doesn't "follow the normal rules of usability." 

Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby smuggled thousands of Iraqi antiquities into the US by improperly labeling them as "ceramic tiles" or "clay tiles (sample)," resulting in a $3 million fine and seizure of the wares.

Stuck at home? Text the words "send me" to 572-51 and SFMOMA will reply with a piece of artwork from their collection.

In Atlanta this weekend? Mason Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia, is hosting "Embrace the Future: A Gala and Art Auction," benefitting the Clarkston Community Center.