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American Craft

American Craft

American Craft magazine celebrates the diversity of American craft and its makers.

From the handmade that we use in our homes every day to the fine craft honored in museums, we cover inspiring craft being made today. We also showcase craft organizations making a difference in their communities, thought leadership in the field, and the importance of craft in contemporary American culture.

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Cover of the Summer 2024 issue of American Craft magazine

American Craft’s Summer 2024 issue is focused on the theme savor.

American Craft’s Summer 2024 issue is focused on the theme savor.

Craft can help us slow down and create a life filled with more gratitude and connectedness. Simply spending time appreciating the materials, labor, and creative vision that go into making handcrafted objects can usher in a sense of wonder. In this issue, take a moment to pause with our roundup of handcrafted benches, enjoy togetherness with mocktails or cocktails served in handcrafted glassware, take pleasure in the bounty of food with sculptural knives by Everett Noel, and delight in discovering local craft through the latest installment of The Scene: Craft in the Twin Cities.

We hope this issue, and the work featured within, will inspire you to find new ways to savor the world around you, the season of summer, and the elements of daily life.

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Potter and educator Dom Venzant in his studio. Photo by Dina Kantor.

The Scene: Dom Venzant

This potter and educator says support for art and craft in Minnesota is “among the most robust in the country.”

Passamaquoddy basketmaker Jeremy Frey’s 2023 ash, sweetgrass, birchbark, and porcupine quill basket First Light will appear in a major retrospective of his work at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. 11.25 x 16.5 x 16.5 in. Photo by Jared Lank (Mik'maq).

Craft Happenings: Summer 2024

This summer, enjoy a bounty of craft happenings. These 30 craft exhibitions, workshops, and markets across the country are organized by the month in which they start.

Sagarika Sundaram’s Kosha, from her Source exhibition at Palo Gallery in New York City. Photo by Daniel Greer, courtesy of Sagarika Sundaram and Palo Gallery, NYC.

Botanicals with Bite

Sagarika Sundaram’s goal is to explore the psychological tension between inside and outside, surface and structure, suggesting “the intertwined nature of reality.”

Glassware by Danté Germain Glass

Handcrafted Happy Hour

Sit back and enjoy the pleasures of summer with cool drinks in artist-made glasses. For inspiration, we reached out to artists across the country, who shared the glassware in these pages with us.

Tamara Santibañez. Photo by Jayme Gershen.

The Queue: Tamara Santibañez

For multidisciplinary artist Tamara Santibañez, meaning and identity are forged on the body. In The Queue, the Brooklyn-based artist shares about how ideas work across their various artistic mediums, points to fellow tattooers who work in clay, and highlights three beloved craft artists.

Tamara Santibañez. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Morning Practice

A multidisciplinary artist tells the story of an Oaxacan candle that’s part of a daily ritual.