• Emmett Moberly-LaChance presses the midsole layer to the upper of the boot.

    Adventure Craft

    For most of human history, we lived, worked, and played outdoors. But over the past century or so, we’ve come to spend less time outside and more time in—over 90 percent of our day, by some estimates. A quarter of Americans never leave the house at all during the day.
  • So Young Park in her studio.

    The Queue: So Young Park

    So Young Park looks to nature for inspiration for her wild, exuberant jewelry. In The Queue, the metalsmith, who recently returned home to South Korea after many years in the US, shares about her creative process, how her tools bring joy to her practice, and some new techniques and materials she hopes to incorporate into her work.

  • Clay work in multiple colors in a  circular sculpture.

    Wild Style

    Wild Style. Brie Ruais works fast, separating a hunk of clay that weighs as much as she does into slashes and craters, decorating it with handprints and smudges.
  • Alison Elizabeth Taylor working in her studio.

    Painting with Wood

    Marquetry hybrid is a synthesis of painting, collage, photography, and wood veneer marquetry on panel. It is a slow and painstaking process. Hours of tedium are gobbled up; days drip away into weeks, months. Often work must be thrown out and attempted again when something doesn’t go right due to technical or aesthetic challenges.
  • Cynthia Lahti headshot

    The Queue: Cynthia Lahti

    In Kelly Reichardt’s new film, Showing Up, Cynthia Lahti’s figurative sculptures steal the show. In this special edition of The Queue, we spoke to Portland, Oregon–based Lahti about how she became involved in the film, what she taught star Michelle Williams about ceramics, and how obsessive pursuit of beauty makes for great movies.

  • Moon Pots in brown neutral colors.

    Vessels of the ACC Library Collection

    The American Craft Council Library holds tens of thousands of volumes, nearly 600 linear feet of processed archival materials, and thousands of artist files. But did you know the library also holds an object collection?
  • Christine McHorse, Nautilus sculpture.

    Spirals Take You Somewhere

    A complex and elegant vessel-inspired sculpture, Nautilus, 2006, is made from shimmering micaceous clay. Built from a single coil, the piece is hollow in its center and exhibits the singular style of its maker, the late Diné artist Christine Nofchissey McHorse.
  • Kiva Ford green glasses

    The Queue: Kiva Ford

    Kiva Ford’s eye-popping sculptures and precise scientific implements are masterpieces in glass. In The Queue, the South Bend, Indiana–based glass artist talks about his education in glassblowing, the challenges and puzzles of assembling complex sculptures in a fragile medium, and a tool that makes it possible.

  • Image of 5 pieces of pottery in various sizes and shapes.

    Best Buds

    Best buds. Encountering the first flowers to emerge in spring can feel like meeting up with delightful old friends. We offer this selection of bud vases as a way to showcase spring’s tulips and daffodils, a simple bloom picked off a neighbor’s bush (we won’t tell!), or even a favorite dried flower that has sat by the radiator all winter keeping you company.
  • Multi-colored striped coffee table

    Remembering: Alphonse Mattia

    Studio furniture maker, educator, and ACC Fellow Alphonse Mattia died on April 10, 2023.. He broke free from the traditional rules of furniture making which he viewed as too rigid, and is credited with leading a new generation of furniture making into the conceptual realm.

  • Image of pottery.


    The St. Croix River, which forms part of the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin, is stunning with its towering rocky banks, forests, and lush green hills.
  • Hyunsoo Alice Kim with 2 pieces of their artwork.

    The Queue: Hyunsoo Alice Kim

    Hyunsoo Alice Kim weaves innovative materials—many of her own design—into traditional Korean forms. In The Queue, the Seoul- and New York–based artist, researcher, educator, and designer talks about a historic Korean hat, how technological tools enable her practice, and her work with digital fabrication.