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.
Funding for CRAFT IN AMERICA is provided by the NEA, CPB, Lillian/Jon Lovelace, Cynthia Lovelace Sears/Frank Buxton, Helen/Peter Bing, the Windgate Foundation and the Stolaroff Foundation. Support programming like Craft in America through your local PBS station.
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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.
Explore the creativity and personal dynamics of craft artist families.
Many craft artists go beyond skill to personal and political expression in "Messages."
Early craft techniques used by these artists are passed on in a continuum of creativity.
What inspires a career in craft? How does one learn a craft and make a living at it?
Landscape considers the influences on artists that translate into objects.
Community focuses on the connection artists have to their communities through craft.
Memory looks to the dynamic of cultural history and personal heritage in creating objects.