The Week in Craft: March 6, 2019

The Week in Craft: March 6, 2019

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

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Simone Crestani, Glass Bonsai, 2017

Beautiful bonsai trees captured in glass by Simone Crestani.

Alberto Parise, courtesy of the artist

Check out these absolutely lovely bonsai trees created entirely from blown glass by Vicenza-based artist Simone Crestani.

At only age 11, Jonah Larson lands book deal after his crocheting goes viral.

The knitting community continues to grapple with inclusivity – particularly around race – and fiber artists of color are standing up and speaking out.

My Modern Met celebrated Mardi Gras by gathering 15 beautiful masks to inspire us for next year.

A company out of Tahoe City, California, Strands of History, creates beautiful pieces using original elements from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group have won a competition to design a new monument to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King on Boston Commons, Artsy reports. For more on Thomas’ work, don’t miss “A Legacy Unceasing,” from the April/May 2018 issue of American Craft magazine.

Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe-based art collective, has announced plans to open a hotel in downtown Phoenix, which will have some 400 thematic, customized rooms designed by local artists, 75,000 square feet of exhibition space, and a 10,000-square-foot performance venue. 

The Craftsmanship Initiative's mini-documentary, The Future is Handmade, gathers interviews from artists and makers who are “redefining craft, skill, and the real meaning of a knowledge economy.”

At this point we’ve pretty firmly established that making is good for your brain and your overall mental health, but a new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family makes the case that making together also encourages bonding and love in relationships.

You have until May 1 to submit an event for the 2019 New York City Jewelry Week.

Stay tuned for the next episode of the new Why Make? podcast by Robb Helmkamp and Erik Wolken.

Speaking of podcasts, you can also listen to a new episode of Perceived Value – live from our American Craft Show in Baltimore