Craft in America explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on our nation's rich cultural heritage. Capturing the beauty, creativity and originality of craftsmanship, the film highlights artists and explores the inter-relationship of what they do, how they do it and why they have chosen a life of creating art.Visit Craft in America Website
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Discover the role craft plays in our winter holiday traditions, rituals, and festivities.
Featuring finely crafted handmade instruments and the world renowned artists who play them
Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal
Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy
Embrace winter traditions, all part of our American experience with the handmade
See the work of metalsmiths who create powerful art from jewelry to monumental sculpture.
Crossroads explores the intersections of craft, culture, and technology.
Explore creativity through works that begin with the humble thread.
Doll maker Annette F. Brown talks about doll making and celebrating Kwanzaa
Christine Devlin & Sherlyn Hunter on the People Mover installation using Pewabic tiles
Corey Chan talks about symbolism of various objects in the Chinese New Year parade
Dave Zink shows us Pewabic's filter press and talks about how they prepare their clay.
David Thomas & Stephanie Mufson of East West Floats on the terra cotta warrior figures
Curator Josephine Shea and Director of the Detroit Insitute of Arts Graham Beal on the Die
Curator Josephine Shea on Detroit's history of craft artists and institutions
Artist Malik Seneferu dresses a table for Kwanzaa, teaching us the meaning and intention b
Watch a 30sec preview of Craft in America: CELEBRATION premiering on PBS December 11, 2015
Watch a 2 min preview of Craft in America: CELEBRATION premiering on PBS December 11, 2015
Watch a 30 sec preview of Craft in America: MUSIC, premiering on PBS November 20, 2015
Watch a 2 minute preview of Craft in America: MUSIC, premiering on PBS November 20, 2015
Watch a 30 sec preview of Craft in America: SERVICE, premiering on PBS November 2, 2014
Watch a 2 minute preview of Craft in America: SERVICE
INDUSTRY: Handmade in the Creative Economy
Embrace winter celebrations as part of our American experience with the handmade.
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