Web Extras: August/September 2013

Web Extras: August/September 2013

Steven Miller Room

Steven Miller Room; photo by Angie Cao, angiecao.com

As seen in the August/September 2013 issue of American Craft magazine...

The Library Card Project: Round Two
You may remember back in April we started featuring the results of our first-ever Library Card Project. If you haven’t checked out all the finished pieces, you’re in for a treat. Uses range from an interactive sculpture to a full-length dress to striking jewelry. We were so blown away by the creativity of the participants that we decided to hold another challenge. In August, look for an online announcement about the next open call for entries with a different material from the ACC Library archives.

A Potter’s Journey
In an exclusive new blog series, Minnesota potter Joel Cherrico chronicles his path from college student to full-time ceramist. Read his tips for navigating issues such as whether to major in art, how to create a business plan and launch a small business, and everything in between - coming soon!

Salon Sneak Preview
So far this year, ACC Library Salon Series guests have kicked back in Eames chairs, exchanged mugs and swapped stories with Michael Strand, chatted with the directors and stars of a sign painters documentary, and witnessed our inaugural Craft Cage Match. Head online in mid-August to check out the fall lineup, which includes hand-built bicycles, a functional pottery collaboration with the Northern Clay Center, and more.

Make Room for San Francisco
This year the Council played matchmaker to interior designers and ACC show artists. Designers in the Baltimore, Atlanta, and Twin Cities areas chose work by exhibitors and used it as inspiration for Make Room vignettes on display throughout the show. Bay Area designers will be doing the same at our San Francisco show August 2–4. The entire process for each show was captured on video, and following the San Francisco show, you can see the whole set on YouTube.

Better Than Meditation
It’s been proven that craft has healing powers, and now, in her book Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation, Maggie Oman Shannon of San Francisco’s Unity Spiritual Center sheds light on the intersection of spirituality and creativity. American Craft’s Monica Moses talks to Shannon about how making things can enrich spiritual life.


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