The Week in Craft: September 13, 2017

The Week in Craft: September 13, 2017

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

Published on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
Sandcastle at Landshaftspark

Germany broke the record for tallest sandcastle. You can visit the 55-feet high sculpture in Duisburg.

Thomas Berns

We’re amazed by this record-breaking sandcastle in Duisburg, Germany.

Practical objects are great, but impractical ones are funnier, like Katerina Kamprani's "deliberately inconvenient everyday objects."

You've probably heard about the forthcoming Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler show, the Handmade Project. But did you know the incomparable Amy Sedaris will have her own TV show about craft? It starts in October.

A new online publication, Minding Making, aimed at understanding the special kinds of intelligence involved in making things, will launch in January.

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, will host an exhibition of Dale Chihuly glass sculpture in 2018.

One of the entrants for National Geographic's $25,000 Chasing Genius Award is AlgiKnit, which uses readily available biopolymers from kelp to create a compostable fiber that can be knit.

Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered the remains of Amenemhat, a royal goldsmith who lived about 3,500 years ago.

Rune Guneriussen created a mind-bending lamp and book installation in Norway's forests.

As Houstonians clean up from Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Chronicle published advice from Steve Pine, the senior decorative arts conservator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and president of the Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance, on how to salvage belongings such as furniture, textiles, and books with water damage.

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, will receive 97 contemporary and studio glass works from collectors Lisa and Dudley Anderson, Artforum reports. Their donation is the largest gift of art to the museum since the arrival of Walter Chrysler’s collection in 1971. The collection includes works by 40 artists, including glass artists Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, ceramic work by Robert Arneson, and prints and drawings by Dale Chihuly, Harvey Littleton, Italo Scanga, and Ann Wolff.

Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts is hosting the exhibition, “Cut the Edge, Weave the Line,” which opened on September 8 (on view through October 20) and features a gamut of ACC Fellows, including: Norma Minkowitz, John McQueen, Katherine Westphal, and Lia Cook.

ACC's 2015 Emerging Artist and papercutter Annie Vought’s exhibition “A Sketchy Outline” will be on view at the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco through the end of the month.

Lastly, if you're in the Minneapolis area tonight, we hope you'll join us at ACC for our Library Salon Series with Sarah Archer.