The Tool Issue
This issue is all about tools. You'll find tiny hammers, three-headed shovels, trowels with teeth, handmade paintbrushes, and more. Plus, we talk self-care with the force behind Wellness for Makers and explore the craft scene in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Find it on newsstands now or in your mailbox as an American Craft Council membership benefit.
More from This Issue
A Different Feather
As textile artist Deborah Kruger turns to plastics, she’s finding new dimensions in her work.
In bamboo, artist Charissa Brock has found passion, inspiration, and ongoing challenge.
Clothing designer Camila Chiriboga on making fashion more inclusive.
Economy of Scale
For craftsman Marco Terenzi, tiny tools are a big obsession.
Tuli Fisher on finding his niche forging garden tools.
Forebears and the Future
New books, including a fresh take on fiber legend Anni Albers.
Ghost in the Machine
Tom Joyce pays tribute to the instruments and equipment that were once indispensable in his daily practice.
Stacey Lee Webber and Joseph Leroux’s Philadelphia abode is more than a place to live and work; it’s also a mini-neighborhood.
It’s All Design
Ruth Adler Schnee distilled the optimism of midcentury modernism in her textile designs. Now her work is getting a well-deserved second look.
Glass artist Percy Echols II eagerly enters a dawning era.
Prisoners of Their Own Devices
Tools can be a big investment, but that doesn’t make them precious. Metalsmith Andy Cooperman argues for makers to use, rather than worship, their tools.
Schlep, Rattle, and Roll
Goods that make fun gifts.
Shows to See: December / January 2019
Top shows to check out this winter.
An up-close look at the intersection of art, science, and glass.
The Heart of It: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a centuries-old making tradition meets modern life.
A tool of beauty is a joy forever.
Tools, Useful and Otherwise
If you’re human, you use tools all day, every day.
Zen and the Art of Maker Maintenance
An online resource helps artists take care of their most important tool.