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    [Visionaries in Craft] African American Craft Initiative

    “As a senior curator, folklorist, and textile artist,” says Diana Baird N’Diaye, PhD, lead curator and developer of the AACI, “I noticed that throughout the craft sector African Americans were grossly underrepresented and underdocumented.
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    [Visionaries in Craft] Indigo Arts Alliance

    Indigo Arts Alliance was founded in 2018 by marketing professional Marcia Minter and her husband, artist Daniel Minter—because, says Marcia, “we had experienced firsthand the marginalization of Black and brown artists.”
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    The Assembler

    Carin Jones has been working as a full-time artist for 11 years but still has a hard time calling herself one. “I don’t envision an idea and make it come to life,” says the jeweler who lives in Kingston, Washington, and whose work is inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. “I let the materials direct me."
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    The Queue: Alice Fujii

    Based in La Crescenta, California, Alice Fujii is a ceramist whose berry bowl is featured in the Market section of our Summer 2022 issue. In The Queue, she shares her favorite tool, a porcelain artist she admires, and the science fiction show she devoured during the pandemic.
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    Vasylkiv Cockerel

    After a high-rise building in Borodianka, Ukraine, collapsed under Russian shelling, journalist-photographer Elizaveta Servatyanska looked up and saw in the ruins an undamaged rooster-shaped ceramic jug atop a kitchen cabinet.
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    Hip Hop Glassmaker

    Leo Tecosky does more than make graffiti in glass—he captures the spirit of a cultural movement.
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    The Queue: Thomas Little

    Thomas Little is an ink and pigment maker based in North Carolina whose work transforming guns into ink is featured in our Summer 2022 issue. In The Queue, he shares his methods for decreasing harm in a violent world and his unusual collaboration with nature.
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    The Queue: Carin Jones

    Carin Jones is the Washington-based jeweler behind Jonesing for Jewelry and a featured artist in the Summer 2022 issue of American Craft. In The Queue, she reflects on her zoological background, her favorite tool, and what she’s been watching.
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    An Homage to Yugi

    The bronze tableware that my Korean family filled with offerings to our ancestors nourishes me as an artist—and a human.