Object Stories

Handmade objects—and the stories they carry and inspire—are catalysts for a deeper engagement with the world and ourselves.

These Object Stories are part of an ongoing community storytelling project of the American Craft Council where we invite artists, historians, curators, and industry leaders and professionals to share about objects that hold meaning for them. The pieces they present shed light on individual perspectives and underscore what is shared in our richly diverse community: that the objects we make, admire, live with, and inherit are much more than things. They are the embodiment of history, culture, and skill—and a testament to what we hold dear.