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Craft In America

Craft In America

CRAFT IN AMERICA visits America's premier craft artists in their studios to witness the creation of handmade objects and into homes, businesses and public spaces where functional art is employed and celebrated. Using archival footage and interviews with some of the top artists in the country, the three-part series showcases the breadth and beauty of handmade objects in our culture.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/OguAhdgZpRAfynkwZ_vb_w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Explore the diverse craft traditions and innovations in the Golden State. Featuring Pomo basket weaver Corine Pearce, silversmith Randy Stromsoe, the Arts and Crafts architecture of Greene and Greene, stained glass artists at Judson Studios, cabinetmakers James Ipekjian and Jack Ipekjian, and... /episodes/get/88599 /episode/88599 CALIFORNIA /episode-player/88599

Explore craft practices definitively Californian, from Native Americans continuing ancient traditions, to contemporary artists expressing new iterations of the art of the handmade.

Air date:
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 04:28
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/YNjqEQUJTcpB4oXJOtCuXQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Documenting the ways in which artists and influencers inspire new generations to envision the limitless possibilities of craft. Featuring textile designer and founder of LongHouse Reserve Jack Lenor Larsen, curator Helen Molesworth and Black Mountain College, fiber artist Kay Sekimachi, collector... /episodes/get/88600 /episode/88600 VISIONARIES /episode-player/88600

Meet artists, curators and collectors who envision limitless possibilities of craft and imagine new methods of achieving that vision.

Air date:
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 02:10
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Sat Mar 16th, 1:00am
Mon Mar 18th, 3:00am
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3004925495/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false BORDERS explores the connections between Mexico and the United States through craft. Featuring master altar maker Ofelia Esparza and the Day of the Dead celebration; master weaver J. Isaac Vásquez Garcia and family; weaver Jim Bassler, potter Veralee Bassler and the colorful Guelaguetza parade; and... /episodes/get/56490 /episode/56490 S9 Ep1: BORDERS episode /episode-player/56490

Explore the relationships and influences Mexican and American craft artists have on each other and on our cultures. The program features traditional weaving and the creation of paper jewelry.

Air date:
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00
WGBY 57/HD
Sat Mar 16th, 2:00am
Mon Mar 18th, 4:00am
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3004937242/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false NEIGHBORS explores connections between Mexico and the United States through craft. Featuring ceramic artist Gerardo Monterrubio; ceramic artists Magdalena Pedro Martínez and Carlomagno Pedro Martínez; glass artist Jaime Guerrero; silver designers William Spratling, Carmen Tapia, Miguel Angel Ortíz... /episodes/get/56491 /episode/56491 S9 Ep2: NEIGHBORS episode /episode-player/56491

Travel to and from the U.S. and Mexico to explore the people, history, traditions and crafts, noting how aesthetics cross from one country to another and back again in an organic and ongoing cultural exchange.

Air date:
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3000228663/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false NATURE features artists who explore the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Featuring sculptor Patrick Dougherty, fiber artist Mary Merkel-Hess, woodworker Michelle Holzapfel, glass artist Preston Singletary, and book artist Catherine Alice Michaelis. /episodes/get/52292 /episode/52292 S8 Ep2: NATURE episode /episode-player/52292

NATURE celebrates the beauty, inspiration, and future of the American landscape. Featured artists include Patrick Dougherty, Mary Merkel-Hess, Michelle Holzapfel, Catherine Alice Michaelis, and Preston Singletary.

Air date:
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:00
WGBY 57/HD
Wed Mar 20th, 1:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/4tVVhvfC33k-3que0dI2zg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Artists committed to sharing their skills and passion for craft with students of all ages. Featuring Navajo weavers Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete at Idyllwild Arts, glass artist Mark Mitsuda at Punahou School, glass artist Therman Statom, and ceramic artist Linda Sikora at Alfred... /episodes/get/46159 /episode/46159 TEACHERS episode /episode-player/46159

Follow artists committed to passing on their skills and passion for craft to new generations. Featured are Barbara Teller Ornelas, Lynda Teller Pete, Therman Statom, Mark Mitsuda at Punahou School and Linda Sikora at Alfred University.

Air date:
Thu, 09/15/2016 - 12:00
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