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December/January 2017

December/January 2017

American Craft December/January 2017 cover

Welcome to our issue on learning and the future. Articles will become available online throughout the next few months. To read the articles sooner than they're available online, become a member and enjoy a subscription to American Craft magazine as part of your ACC membership.

Feature Articles

Culture Shocks

Yuni Kim Lang’s massive, hair-like sculptures explore issues of identity, belonging – and the ties that bind.


In her intricate works, Hadieh Shafie brings together color, language, and her Persian heritage.

Rocket Man

Buckle up – Rik Allen wants you to come along for the ride.

Where Making Matters

As schools have focused more on testing, math, and science, other groups have come forward to nurture kids’ creativity.

More from This Issue

Jill Moniz

Art Without Art School

“Work Over School: Art from the Margins of the Inside” presents nine self-taught “outsiders” who took alternate routes to mainstream success.
Delinda Starks Sportswear

Fashion Forward

At Kent State’s TechStyleLab, students are crafting the future of textiles.
Julian Watts

Julian Watts

Julian Watts’ surreal, sculptural take on domestic objects.
The Handmade Life: A Companion to Modern Crafting

Live and Learn

Reviews of The Handmade Life, Craft in America's "Teachers," and Studio Craft as Career.
Helen Otterson Bulb Blossom


The sources of imagery Helen Otterson uses in her striking porcelain, glass, and bronze sculptures may surprise you.
April Surgent Art

On the Horizon

We can’t see the future, but we can imagine it. As a place, it’s in the distance, where sky and land meet.
Schiffer books

The Big Picture

Pete Schiffer on Schiffer Publishing’s commitment to spreading knowledge.
Future Perfect objects

The Future Perfect

The Future Perfect gallery founder David Alhadeff on the fusion of craft and design.
Laura de Santillana Flag

What Comes Next

Laura de Santillana's Flag makes its US debut in “Fired Up: Women in Glass.”