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  • portrait of beth dow

    The Queue: Beth Dow

    Based in the Twin Cities, Beth Dow is the artisan behind Fieldwork Goods, a line of leather accessories made with traditional saddlery techniques and vegetable-tanned leather. In The Queue, Beth shares about the intention behind her work and how she balances her craft with a photography practice—with a shoutout to another leather artist she admires.
  • two models wearing garments made from colorful patchwork quilt with orange black red and earth tones

    Beloved Patches of Orange

    A fashion scholar reveals the story of a collaboration between the quilters of Gee’s Bend and designer Greg Lauren—and the power of color in quilts.
  • impressionistic oval painting depicting a sun shining down on a landscape with a pond. There's a face in the pond and the landscape is catching fire

    [Object As...] Alex Anderson

    Learn how one of our six "Object As..." participants brought their object into being and what it means to them, followed by a note from the curator.
  • shiny black ceramic vessel with coiled texture and various shapes on the surface

    [Object As...] Ebitenyefa Baralaye

    Learn how one of our six "Object As..." participants brought their object into being and what it means to them, followed by a note from the curator.
  • Paper sculpture of two houses one red and one black connected by a red string

    [Object As...] Bukola Koiki

    Learn how one of our six "Object As..." participants brought their object into being and what it means to them, followed by a note from the curator.
  • wooden sculpture reminscent of a paddle or brush

    [Object As...] James Maurelle

    Learn how one of our six "Object As..." participants brought their object into being and what it means to them, followed by a note from the curator.
  • ceramic sculpture of upside-down head with flowers leaves and dragonflies adhered to it

    [Object As...] Morel Doucet

    Learn how one of our six "Object As..." participants brought their object into being and what it means to them, followed by a note from the curator.
  • woodworker in studio looking away from camera and smiling while standing at bench with tools

    The Queue: Aspen Golann

    Aspen Golann is an artist and furniture maker blending early American furniture forms with sculpture and social practice. She's also an educator and the founder of The Chairmaker's Toolbox, a project that is amplifying and supporting the work of underrepresented artists in the woodworking field. In The Queue she shares about the questions that drive her personal practice—as well as some of her "artist crushes!"
  • model wearing japanese inspired orange yellow and navy clothing walking up dusty grassy hill

    Cloth Encounters

    Meet American artists and designers who are using the rich, resonant vocabulary of textiles to say things we need to hear.
  • grayscale photo of a woodworker splitting a log in the back of a truck

    Maker: Aspen Golann

    Near Boston one afternoon, Aspen Golann is hunting for a log. “You have me on a log day,” she says, explaining that she will carve the felled specimen into a replica of a 1770s settee, at Colonial Williamsburg’s annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference. “It’s about as nerdy as it gets.”
  • dome shaped ceramic shelter with hands prying open the door from the inside

    Craft Happenings: Spring 2022

    The craft field is flourishing this spring with new exhibitions, exciting conversations, and more. Here are 29 events happening across the country for you to explore.