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Craft in America

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Sat., July 23, 2016
3:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Memory  

Crafts by metalsmith Tom Joyce, woodworker Sam Maloof, furnituremaker Garry Knox Bennett, and basketmakers Mary Jackson and Pat Courtney Gold.

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Sat., July 23, 2016
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Landscape  

The influence of environment on works by craft artists, including woodworker George Nakashima; jewelers Kit Carson and Jan Yager; and ceramicists David Gurney and Richard Notkin.

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Sat., July 23, 2016
5:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Community  

The series concludes with a look at spiritual connections between artists and their communities, with a focus on works by potter Sarah Jaeger, jewelry-maker Denise Wallace, basket-maker Dona Look, and jeweler Ken Loeber.

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Sun., July 24, 2016
12:36 am
(58 minutes)

Memory  

Crafts by metalsmith Tom Joyce, woodworker Sam Maloof, furnituremaker Garry Knox Bennett, and basketmakers Mary Jackson and Pat Courtney Gold.

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Sun., July 24, 2016
12:36 am
(58 minutes)

Memory  

Crafts by metalsmith Tom Joyce, woodworker Sam Maloof, furnituremaker Garry Knox Bennett, and basketmakers Mary Jackson and Pat Courtney Gold.

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Sun., July 24, 2016
1:34 am
(56 minutes)

Landscape  

The influence of environment on works by craft artists, including woodworker George Nakashima; jewelers Kit Carson and Jan Yager; and ceramicists David Gurney and Richard Notkin.

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Sun., July 24, 2016
1:34 am
(56 minutes)

Landscape  

The influence of environment on works by craft artists, including woodworker George Nakashima; jewelers Kit Carson and Jan Yager; and ceramicists David Gurney and Richard Notkin.

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Sun., July 24, 2016
2:30 am
(60 minutes)

Community  

The series concludes with a look at spiritual connections between artists and their communities, with a focus on works by potter Sarah Jaeger, jewelry-maker Denise Wallace, basket-maker Dona Look, and jeweler Ken Loeber.

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Sun., July 24, 2016
2:30 am
(60 minutes)

Community  

The series concludes with a look at spiritual connections between artists and their communities, with a focus on works by potter Sarah Jaeger, jewelry-maker Denise Wallace, basket-maker Dona Look, and jeweler Ken Loeber.

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Tue., July 26, 2016
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

Origins  

The origins and traditions of the American craft movement are explored via profiles of craft artists, including blacksmith Philip Simmons, potter Vernon Owens, beadworker Teri Greeves, weaver Jim Bassler and glass artist Paul Stankard.

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Tue., July 26, 2016
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

Origins  

The origins and traditions of the American craft movement are explored via profiles of craft artists, including blacksmith Philip Simmons, potter Vernon Owens, beadworker Teri Greeves, weaver Jim Bassler and glass artist Paul Stankard.

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Wed., July 27, 2016
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

Origins  

The origins and traditions of the American craft movement are explored via profiles of craft artists, including blacksmith Philip Simmons, potter Vernon Owens, beadworker Teri Greeves, weaver Jim Bassler and glass artist Paul Stankard.

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Wed., July 27, 2016
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

Process  

How to learn a craft and make a living from it, featuring New York City's 92nd Street Y director of jewelry and metalsmithing, Jonathan Wahl; director of ceramics Robert "Bobby" Silverman; Kansas City Art Institute professor Cary Esser; Boston's North Bennet Street School director Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez; book artist Julie Chen; book artist-printmaker Tom Killion; and jewelers David and Roberta Williamson.

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Thu., July 28, 2016
3:30 am
(60 minutes)

Memory  

Crafts by metalsmith Tom Joyce, woodworker Sam Maloof, furnituremaker Garry Knox Bennett, and basketmakers Mary Jackson and Pat Courtney Gold.

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Thu., July 28, 2016
3:30 am
(60 minutes)

Memory  

Crafts by metalsmith Tom Joyce, woodworker Sam Maloof, furnituremaker Garry Knox Bennett, and basketmakers Mary Jackson and Pat Courtney Gold.

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Thu., July 28, 2016
5:00 am
(60 minutes)

Memory  

Crafts by metalsmith Tom Joyce, woodworker Sam Maloof, furnituremaker Garry Knox Bennett, and basketmakers Mary Jackson and Pat Courtney Gold.

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Thu., July 28, 2016
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

Messages  

A look at craft artists who tell stories, make points and bring attention to issues through their work. Included: glass artist Beth Lipman, whose art features 17th-century Dutch still-life symbolism; New Mexico santero Charles M. Carrillo, who combines the historic with the modern; bead artist Joyce J. Scott, whose art focuses on such issues as race and stereotyping; and jewelry artist-sculptor Thomas Mann, who created wall panels to tell stories about New Orleans post-Katrina.

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Thu., July 28, 2016
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

Messages  

A look at craft artists who tell stories, make points and bring attention to issues through their work. Included: glass artist Beth Lipman, whose art features 17th-century Dutch still-life symbolism; New Mexico santero Charles M. Carrillo, who combines the historic with the modern; bead artist Joyce J. Scott, whose art focuses on such issues as race and stereotyping; and jewelry artist-sculptor Thomas Mann, who created wall panels to tell stories about New Orleans post-Katrina.

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Fri., July 29, 2016
3:30 am
(60 minutes)

Landscape  

The influence of environment on works by craft artists, including woodworker George Nakashima; jewelers Kit Carson and Jan Yager; and ceramicists David Gurney and Richard Notkin.

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Fri., July 29, 2016
3:30 am
(60 minutes)

Landscape  

The influence of environment on works by craft artists, including woodworker George Nakashima; jewelers Kit Carson and Jan Yager; and ceramicists David Gurney and Richard Notkin.

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Fri., July 29, 2016
5:00 am
(60 minutes)

Landscape  

The influence of environment on works by craft artists, including woodworker George Nakashima; jewelers Kit Carson and Jan Yager; and ceramicists David Gurney and Richard Notkin.

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Fri., July 29, 2016
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

Threads  

Profiling textile artists Terese Agnew, Randall Darwall, Faith Ringgold and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. Agnew creates quilts that explore environmental and political themes; colorist-weaver Darwall makes cloth that becomes a kinetic sculpture when worn; Ringgold creates painted story quilts; and Underwood uses weaving, sewing, painting and appliqué to create woven "corridos" focused on political and physical strife.

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Fri., July 29, 2016
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

Threads  

Profiling textile artists Terese Agnew, Randall Darwall, Faith Ringgold and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. Agnew creates quilts that explore environmental and political themes; colorist-weaver Darwall makes cloth that becomes a kinetic sculpture when worn; Ringgold creates painted story quilts; and Underwood uses weaving, sewing, painting and appliqué to create woven "corridos" focused on political and physical strife.

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Sat., July 30, 2016
2:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Origins  

The origins and traditions of the American craft movement are explored via profiles of craft artists, including blacksmith Philip Simmons, potter Vernon Owens, beadworker Teri Greeves, weaver Jim Bassler and glass artist Paul Stankard.

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Sat., July 30, 2016
3:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Process  

How to learn a craft and make a living from it, featuring New York City's 92nd Street Y director of jewelry and metalsmithing, Jonathan Wahl; director of ceramics Robert "Bobby" Silverman; Kansas City Art Institute professor Cary Esser; Boston's North Bennet Street School director Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez; book artist Julie Chen; book artist-printmaker Tom Killion; and jewelers David and Roberta Williamson.

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Sat., July 30, 2016
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Messages  

A look at craft artists who tell stories, make points and bring attention to issues through their work. Included: glass artist Beth Lipman, whose art features 17th-century Dutch still-life symbolism; New Mexico santero Charles M. Carrillo, who combines the historic with the modern; bead artist Joyce J. Scott, whose art focuses on such issues as race and stereotyping; and jewelry artist-sculptor Thomas Mann, who created wall panels to tell stories about New Orleans post-Katrina.

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Sat., July 30, 2016
5:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Threads  

Profiling textile artists Terese Agnew, Randall Darwall, Faith Ringgold and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. Agnew creates quilts that explore environmental and political themes; colorist-weaver Darwall makes cloth that becomes a kinetic sculpture when worn; Ringgold creates painted story quilts; and Underwood uses weaving, sewing, painting and appliqué to create woven "corridos" focused on political and physical strife.

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Sun., July 31, 2016
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

Origins  

The origins and traditions of the American craft movement are explored via profiles of craft artists, including blacksmith Philip Simmons, potter Vernon Owens, beadworker Teri Greeves, weaver Jim Bassler and glass artist Paul Stankard.

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Sun., July 31, 2016
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

Origins  

The origins and traditions of the American craft movement are explored via profiles of craft artists, including blacksmith Philip Simmons, potter Vernon Owens, beadworker Teri Greeves, weaver Jim Bassler and glass artist Paul Stankard.

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Sun., July 31, 2016
2:30 am
(60 minutes)

Process  

How to learn a craft and make a living from it, featuring New York City's 92nd Street Y director of jewelry and metalsmithing, Jonathan Wahl; director of ceramics Robert "Bobby" Silverman; Kansas City Art Institute professor Cary Esser; Boston's North Bennet Street School director Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez; book artist Julie Chen; book artist-printmaker Tom Killion; and jewelers David and Roberta Williamson.

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Sun., July 31, 2016
2:30 am
(60 minutes)

Process  

How to learn a craft and make a living from it, featuring New York City's 92nd Street Y director of jewelry and metalsmithing, Jonathan Wahl; director of ceramics Robert "Bobby" Silverman; Kansas City Art Institute professor Cary Esser; Boston's North Bennet Street School director Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez; book artist Julie Chen; book artist-printmaker Tom Killion; and jewelers David and Roberta Williamson.

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Sun., July 31, 2016
3:30 am
(60 minutes)

Messages  

A look at craft artists who tell stories, make points and bring attention to issues through their work. Included: glass artist Beth Lipman, whose art features 17th-century Dutch still-life symbolism; New Mexico santero Charles M. Carrillo, who combines the historic with the modern; bead artist Joyce J. Scott, whose art focuses on such issues as race and stereotyping; and jewelry artist-sculptor Thomas Mann, who created wall panels to tell stories about New Orleans post-Katrina.

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Sun., July 31, 2016
3:30 am
(60 minutes)

Messages  

A look at craft artists who tell stories, make points and bring attention to issues through their work. Included: glass artist Beth Lipman, whose art features 17th-century Dutch still-life symbolism; New Mexico santero Charles M. Carrillo, who combines the historic with the modern; bead artist Joyce J. Scott, whose art focuses on such issues as race and stereotyping; and jewelry artist-sculptor Thomas Mann, who created wall panels to tell stories about New Orleans post-Katrina.

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Sun., July 31, 2016
4:30 am
(60 minutes)

Threads  

Profiling textile artists Terese Agnew, Randall Darwall, Faith Ringgold and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. Agnew creates quilts that explore environmental and political themes; colorist-weaver Darwall makes cloth that becomes a kinetic sculpture when worn; Ringgold creates painted story quilts; and Underwood uses weaving, sewing, painting and appliqué to create woven "corridos" focused on political and physical strife.

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Sun., July 31, 2016
4:30 am
(60 minutes)

Threads  

Profiling textile artists Terese Agnew, Randall Darwall, Faith Ringgold and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. Agnew creates quilts that explore environmental and political themes; colorist-weaver Darwall makes cloth that becomes a kinetic sculpture when worn; Ringgold creates painted story quilts; and Underwood uses weaving, sewing, painting and appliqué to create woven "corridos" focused on political and physical strife.

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Sat., August 6, 2016
2:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Forge  

Metal artists are profiled. Included: silversmith Chloe Darke of Old Newbury Crafters in Amesbury, Mass.; Iraq War veteran Tom Pullin, who studies at Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C.; and master sculptor Albert Paley, who's created monumental artworks for New York City's Park Avenue.

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Sat., August 6, 2016
3:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Holiday  

The wintertime holidays and the craft world are examined via Nordic folk artisan Harley Refsal in North Carolina, whose work celebrates the winter solstice; artist Susan Garson, who creates clay menorahs; and San Antonio ceramic artist Veronica Castillo. Also: the National Gingerbread House Competition in Asheville, N.C.; the holiday decorations at the Biltmore House, also in Asheville; and the Gran Posada procession in San Antonio.

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Sat., August 6, 2016
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Industry  

The business of handmade crafts is examined. Included: the Gee's Bend Quilters Collective in Alabama; Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury, Mass.; the Oriole Mill in Hendersonville, N.C.; and Etsy, an online craft marketplace.

Full Episodes

CELEBRATION episode

CELEBRATION episode

Discover the role craft plays in our winter holiday traditions, rituals, and festivities.

MUSIC episode

MUSIC episode

Featuring finely crafted handmade instruments and the world renowned artists who play them

SERVICE episode

SERVICE episode

Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal

INDUSTRY episode

INDUSTRY episode

Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy

Clips

Matthew Metz on his work

Matthew Metz on his work

Potter Matthew Metz on his work. Bonus video from the TEACHERS episode, premiering Sept 15

Keith Simpson on 3D printers in clay at Alfred University

Keith Simpson on 3D printers in clay at Alfred University

Keith Simpson on 3D printers in clay at Alfred University. Bonus video from TEACHERS.

Linda Sikora Assembles Teapot

Linda Sikora Assembles Teapot

Potter and professor Linda Sikora assembles a teapot. Bonus video from TEACHERS episode

Josephine Shea on Detroit's history of craft

Josephine Shea on Detroit's history of craft

Curator Josephine Shea on Detroit's history of craft artists and institutions

Previews

TEACHERS Episode Preview 1 min

TEACHERS Episode Preview 1 min

Artists committed to sharing their skills and passion for craft with new generations.

TEACHERS Episode Preview

TEACHERS Episode Preview

Artists committed to sharing their skills and passion for craft with new generations.