Web Extras: April/May 2015

Web Extras: April/May 2015

Material Crush Digital Edition

Material Crush, our free digital bonus issue

As seen in the April/May 2015 issue of American Craft magazine...

Indigo à Gogo
If you like the story about fiber artists Rowland and Chinami Ricketts, see a bonus slideshow of the couple’s work, including photos of them cultivating, harvesting, and processing indigo plants.

Showtime for Ceramics
Following “The Call of the Wheel,” our February/March feature on ceramist Cliff Lee, we caught up with Lee in person at the Baltimore ACC show in late February. Visit the ACC YouTube channel to watch the video. While you’re there, you can also watch an interview with show artist and ceramist Ani Kasten.

Live at NCECA
The 49th conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts was held in late March in Providence, Rhode Island, and ACC’s Perry A. Price and Jessica Shaykett were there, presenting Stories Potters Tell: Clay and Community in the St. Croix Valley. They discussed the founding of Minnesota’s St. Croix Valley pottery tour, now in its 23rd year, and ACC’s oral history project on the topic. Watch the video that accompanied their talk, and read about conference highlights.

Endangered Species
In this issue, we profile sweetgrass basketmaker Mary Jackson, who has worked for years to restore the dwindling sweetgrass supply in coastal South Carolina. ACC director of education Perry A. Price delves more deeply into the issue in his conversations with basketmakers who have seen firsthand how climate change and industrial development have affected materials such as black ash, sweetgrass, and reed.

The Right Stuff
We asked this issue’s Voices contributors to tell us about their most unexpected materials. For more on unusual mediums, download your copy of Material Crush, our free digital bonus issue, to see what some 30 makers are using as the basis for their art.

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