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Craft in America

Craft in America
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.

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Episode XI: Holiday Air date: 12-21-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365142206/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Embrace traditions, both familiar and new â all part of our American experience with the handmade. Featuring ceramic artist Susan Garson, Garcia Art Glass, paper artist Kathleen Trenchard, ceramic artist Veronica Castillo, National Gingerbread House Competition at Grove Park Inn, Biltmore House,... /episodes/get/11182 /episode/11182 Craft in America: Episode XI: Holiday /episode-player/11182
Episode X: Forge Air date: 10-26-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365104352/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false FORGE profiles exceptional artists forging metal magically transformed by fire. Follow Chloe Darke as she begins her career as a silversmith at Old Newbury Crafters; Iraqi war veterans Tom Pullin and Jeremiah Holland as they turn to art as an antidote to the harsh realities of war; Join sculptor... /episodes/get/10666 /episode/10666 Craft in America: Episode X: Forge /episode-player/10666
Episode IX: Crossroads Air date: 11-17-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2300857107/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false How do borders and personal crossroads affect an artist? How do science and craft interact? How do other cultures influence American style and technique? This episode explores the intersections of craft, culture, and technology. Featured artists include Tanya Aguiñiga, Lia Cook, Clary Illian,... /episodes/get/6116 /episode/6116 Craft in America: Episode IX: Crossroads /episode-player/6116
Episode VIII: Threads Air date: 05-11-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2236010468/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Explore the creativity of the human spirit through works that begin with the humble thread. Featured artists include fiber artist Terese Agnew, weaver Randall Darwall & designer Brian Murphy, artist Faith Ringgold, and fiber artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. /episodes/get/1151 /episode/1151 Craft in America: Episode VIII: Threads /episode-player/1151
Episode VII: Family Air date: 10-17-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2152205235/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Family explores the creative environments and personal dynamics of four families of craft artists and asks: Is talent inherited? What is it like to live in a household where objects are made by hand? Meet the featured artists (the Lees, Marionis, Moulthrops and Sorrells). /episodes/get/1150 /episode/1150 Craft in America: Episode VII: Family /episode-player/1150
Episode VI: Messages Air date: 05-24-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1949131631/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Many artists use their craft to share personal and political opinions. Craft has the ability to entice viewers to consider topics that they might find difficult. By expressing their ideas through their work, artists add meaning to the objects they create. Featured artists include glass artist Beth... /episodes/get/1149 /episode/1149 Craft in America: Episode VI: Messages /episode-player/1149
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Episode Archive

Episode I: Memory
Take a tour through craft's history in America beginning with the pioneers of the field to the intimate stories of some of our country's most prominent craft artists. Memory observes how past is prologue, and looks to the dynamic of cultural history and personal heritage in creating objects....
Air date: 09/17/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1275393258/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Take a tour through craft's history in America beginning with the pioneers of the field to the intimate stories of some of our country's most prominent craft artists. Memory observes how past is prologue, and looks to the dynamic of cultural history and personal heritage in creating objects.... /episodes/get/1144 /episode/1144 Craft in America: Episode I: Memory /episode-player/1144
Episode III: Community
Throughout time, craft work has been a community activity. Gifted artists and passionate newcomers alike reveal the deeply held belief that craft is about more than just the making of an object. Featured artists include Jamex...
Air date: 09/25/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1275402608/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Throughout time, craft work has been a community activity. Gifted artists and passionate newcomers alike reveal the deeply held belief that craft is about more than just the making of an object. Featured artists include Jamex... /episodes/get/1146 /episode/1146 Craft in America: Episode III: Community /episode-player/1146
Episode II: Landscape
Craft artists depend on their natural environment for both materials and inspiration. This hour looks at the processes through which natural materials become finished works of craft, and what deeper messages may be contained therein. Featured artists include Jan Yager, Kit Carson, David Gurney,...
Air date: 09/25/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1275397319/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Craft artists depend on their natural environment for both materials and inspiration. This hour looks at the processes through which natural materials become finished works of craft, and what deeper messages may be contained therein. Featured artists include Jan Yager, Kit Carson, David Gurney,... /episodes/get/1145 /episode/1145 Craft in America: Episode II: Landscape /episode-player/1145
Episode V: Process
What inspires a person to choose a career in craft? How does one acquire the knowledge and necessary skills? From self-taught artists to those who pursue formal study, from avocation to college, from apprenticeships to craft schools. Featured artists include the 92nd St Y, Dave...
Air date: 10/07/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1275408713/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false What inspires a person to choose a career in craft? How does one acquire the knowledge and necessary skills? From self-taught artists to those who pursue formal study, from avocation to college, from apprenticeships to craft schools. Featured artists include the 92nd St Y, Dave... /episodes/get/1148 /episode/1148 Craft in America: Episode V: Process /episode-player/1148
Episode IV: Origins
The American craft tradition did not just appear, fully-formed and mature. The artists in Origins tie their work to early craft techniques and demonstrate how they are involved in passing these techniques to others in a continuum of creativity. Featured artists include Philip Simmons, Mark Hewitt,...
Air date: 10/08/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1275403936/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The American craft tradition did not just appear, fully-formed and mature. The artists in Origins tie their work to early craft techniques and demonstrate how they are involved in passing these techniques to others in a continuum of creativity. Featured artists include Philip Simmons, Mark Hewitt,... /episodes/get/1147 /episode/1147 Craft in America: Episode IV: Origins /episode-player/1147
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