The Week in Craft: September 6, 2017

The Week in Craft: September 6, 2017

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

Published on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.
Susannah Montague Black Skull

Susannah Montague, "Si Vis Amari Ama," ceramic, gold lustre, wood

Courtesy of the artist

Check out the intriguingly beautiful, and slightly creepy work of Canadian-based ceramist Susannah Montague.

Susannah Montague Wisdom of Eternity

Susannah Montague, "Wisdom of Eternity," ceramic, glaze, gold and pearl lustre

Courtesy of the artist

Fans of basketball in St. Louis, Missouri, have the opportunity to play on some funky courts designed by abstract painter William LaChance for Project Backboard.

Does it sign checks? Here's a wonderful video of Karina Smigla-Bobinski's Inflatable Writing Ball Installation.

The ancient craft of embroidery is newly chic with this Game of Thrones tapestry at the Ulster Museum in Northern Ireland.

What's foldforming? Take a look at this metalsmithing technique, demonstrated by winners of the 2017 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition.

A year ago, 17 teams of makers descended on the Kansas City Art Institute for a competition. Now, there's a documentary about it.

Hyperallergic reports that the National Endowment for the Humanities announced that it will award up to $1 million in emergency funds for cultural institutions impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The storm has displaced thousands of people and at least 60 people have died as a result of the storm and its aftermath.

CERF+ has teamed up with Etsy to help artists struggling to recoup after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Whether you are looking to donate and help or an artist in need, CERF+ has got you covered.

And if one hurricane wasn’t enough: If you’re an artist in Florida, keep your eye on the status of Hurricane Irma and be prepared.

Obsessed with jewelry? Want to edit a couple of magazines about it? Look into the Society of North American Goldsmiths' new job posting.

The proposed Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum just got some star power with the announcement that architect Frank Gehry will design the new museum in North Adams, Massachusetts, a few blocks from Mass MoCA. The model-train exhibit will be built to scale, including a 35-foot-tall Empire State Building replica, as well as other landmark buildings from around the world, including some of Gehry’s own.

Minnesota’s very own Warren MacKenzie is included in an exhibition at Lacoste Gallery in Concord, Massachusetts, this fall. The exhibition “Kindred Spirits” (up September 9 – 20) highlights work by MacKenzie along with pieces by the late ceramist John Reeve.

You won’t want to miss the first Fall ACC Library Salon Series event. Join us in Minneapolis on September 13 for a talk with Philadelphia-based writer and curator Sarah Archer on craft's connection to graphic design.

Be on the lookout for jewelry stolen from artists Megan Clark and Janine DeCresenzo at the Art in the Pearl festival in Portland, Oregon, last weekend.