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  • LEFT: Photo by ShootmeJade. MIDDLE: Photo by Justin O’Brien, courtesy of the artist. RIGHT: Photo courtesy of Horacio Casillas.

    Rituals of Making

    Six local artists share the people and spaces that define this city, which is built on the handmade.

  • Casillas at work in a studio at the University of North Texas. Photo courtesy of Horacio Casillas.

    Rituals of Making: Horacio Casillas

    Born in Chandler, Arizona, and raised in Jalisco, Mexico, artist Horacio Casillas makes holy water fonts for use in the Catholic church, elaborately carved clay jars, and other ceramic works.

  • Shary Boyle, The Potter II, 2019, terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, china paint, lustre, brass rod, wood dowel, 58 x 40 x 40 cm. Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Purchase, Suzanne Caouette Bequest, in tribute. Photo by John Jones, courtesy of the artist and Patel Brown Gallery.

    Across Time and Space

    American Craft recently visited the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. As we entered, we were delighted to find gallery guide Nili Baider just beginning a tour. She took us straight to Canadian artist Shary Boyle’s recent Outside the Palace of Me exhibition.

  • Kandy Lopez. Photo by ShootmeJade.

    The Queue: Kandy G Lopez

    Kandy G Lopez stitches mesmerizing, bold portraits of people of color. In The Queue, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida–based multimedia artist shares about her favorite place to get materials, the qualities that draw her to a portrait subject, and a fascinating Miami fiber art exhibition.

  • Toshiko Takaezu with her spherical moons in 1979. A new retrospective of her work will appear at the Noguchi Museum and then travel the country. Photo by Hiro. Toshiko Takaezu Archives. © Family of Toshiko Takaezu.

    Craft Happenings: Spring 2024

    This spring, awaken the senses with these 22 craft exhibitions and events across the country, organized by the month in which they begin.

  • Jason Preston at an Antiques Roadshow event in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    What It's Worth?

    Jason Preston on becoming an appraiser, the Antiques Roadshow scene, and how to put a price on inherited jewelry.

  • Ceramic Meltdown’s Colorblast Cups. Photo by Kyle Lee.

    Market: Tea Time

    These four contemporary ceramists make vessels worthy of any tea ceremony you’d care to invent.

  • Watertower, 2012, salvaged acrylic and steel with arduino programmed light, 22 x 10 x 10 ft. Photo by Guerin Blask.

    The Queue: Tom Fruin

    Tom Fruin turns found materials into vivid public sculptures. In The Queue, the Brooklyn-based sculptor shares about the discarded items that find their way into his work, his favorite tools, and two visionary South American artists with recent shows in New York.

  • Illustration by John Jay Cabuay.

    Wild and Woolly

    The author of Worn: A People’s History of Clothing traces the story of wool, from Mesopotamia to Wyoming to a small weaving mill in upstate New York.