The Queue

Next In The Queue Q and A with the craft community

Meet craft's movers and shakers and stay up on trends

A biweekly roundup for and by the craft community, The Queue introduces you to the artists, curators, organizers, and more featured in the current issue of American Craft. We invite these inspiring individuals to share personally about their lives and work as well as what's inspiring them right now.

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The Queue: Jeannine Marchand

Jeannine Marchand is a Puerto Rican ceramist who lives and works in North Carolina. In The Queue, she shares her sources of inspiration in the natural world, her favorite TV craftspeople, and a sculpture she returns to over and over again.
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The Queue: Janne Peltokangas

Janne Peltokangas is a Sámi artist based in Finnish Lapland. In The Queue, he shares about his homeland and its culture, some of his favorite artists, and how memory and intuition guide his work.
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The Queue: Conrad Calimpong

Based in rural coastal Northern California, Conrad Calimpong is a veteran ceramist whose kilns bring artists of all ages together to wood-fire their work. In The Queue, he reflects on his place in the lineage of ceramics, shares two underappreciated artists, and muses on the homemade tool that shapes his work.
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The Queue: Glenn Adamson

Glenn Adamson is a writer, curator, and historian of craft based in New York’s Hudson Valley. In The Queue, he shares the Japanese ceramic vessel that captivated him, what he’s been reading and writing, and where Buston Keaton and craft converge.
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The Queue: Rachel David

Rachel David is a North Carolina–based blacksmith and sculptor whose heavily textured metalwork is featured in our Summer 2022 issue. In The Queue, she shares the joys of working in a new place, her many art crushes, and the tools that make her work possible.
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The Queue: Drew Cameron

Drew Cameron is based in Iowa City, where he makes paper from military uniforms. In The Queue, he shares about the camaraderie and perspective he finds with other veterans, his favorite papermaking tool, and where he likes to buy paper goods.
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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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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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The Queue: Angel Yoon Kyung Cho

Based in Barcelona, Angel Yoon Kyung Cho is a graphic designer and ceramist whose writing about Korean yugi bronzeware and family ritual appears in our Summer 2022 issue. In The Queue, she shares her methods for staying grounded, her unusual drawing tools, and an artist she admires.
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The Queue: Tina Fossella

Tina Fossella is a ceramist based in Mill Valley, California. Her bright, simple berry bowl is featured in the Market section of our Summer 2022 issue, and she’ll also be an exhibitor in our upcoming American Craft Made / Baltimore online marketplace! In The Queue, she shares how her work is informed by the spiritual and sacred, how she connects with customers, and what she’s been reading.
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The Queue: Gabriel Frey

Based in Orono, Maine, and featured in the Market section of our Spring 2022 issue, basket artist Gabriel Frey weaves black ash into elegant carryalls. In The Queue he shares about a new pursuit, a chef and a writer who are working to shine a light on Indigenous traditions, and what's on his reading, listening, and watching lists.
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The Queue: Rhiannon Griego

Based in Santa Fe, Rhiannon Griego is one of nine textile artists featured in our Spring 2022 issue who are "grappling with issues of environmental, economic, and social sustainability." In The Queue she shares about finding beauty in paradox and steadiness in change—and gives a shoutout to another textile artist whose work she'd love to own.
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The Queue: Shae Bishop

Shae Bishop is a North Carolina–based ceramic and fiber artist who makes sculptural garments that he displays with photographs of himself wearing the pieces in specific environments. In The Queue Shae shares how fashion and history inform his craft, what he's been reading, and about two artists whose work he admires.
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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.
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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!"
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The Queue: Tracey Beale

Tracey Beale creates metal jewelry and copper wall art that she describes as modern relics. Beale's interest in African artifacts and articles of adornment informs a lot of her work. In The Queue she shares what medium has been a major source of finding beauty, what go-to tool she uses to create texture in her jewelry, and more.
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The Queue: Kristy Kún

Kristy Kún is an Oregon-based fiber artist who, having studied engineering and after a career as a woodworker, has turned her focus to sculptural compositions in handmade felt. In The Queue she shares her surprising and insightful go-to tool and lets us know whose work she's inspired by.