February/March 2010

February/March 2010

February/March 2010 cover

Featured Articles


Deeply Felt

Janice Arnold's Palace Yurt of handmade felt was among the most impressive pieces in the "Fashioning Felt" exhibition law year at New York


Hard Core Romance

Lola Brooks’s exquisite and preposterous jewelry is not for the timid. Mimi Luse cuts to the heart, as it were, of this artist’s outré objects of desire and her attraction to tattoos.

In This Issue


100 Years of Clay

Over a century Greenwich House Pottery grew from a modest program for immigrants into a nationally recognized studio and showcase for contemporary ceramics.


A Growth Field

Janet Koplos reflects on the many different ways artists approach craft.


Dish Network

The Council's relocation plans, conference wrap-up and what's next in education programs.


Hands On Shoes

The handmade shoe according to the Cordwainer Shop on the East Coast and CYDWOQ on the West. Amy Shaw reports on their history and practice of blending healthy comfort and harmonious style.



Sylvie Rosenthal's furniture, a combination of superb woodworking skills and a healthy dose of humor, illustrates her evolution.


Lia Cook: On the Loom of Contradiction

In the June/July 1980 American Craft, Jan Janeiro profiled the pioneering weaver and educator Lia Cook. Christine Kaminsky chronicles subsequent developments in Cook's work, her many honors and her current exhibitions.


News Worthy

News of women in charge, awards and honors, commissions, museum and gallery doings and an obituary of Ruth Duckworth.


Packaging Itself

Sungsoo Kim's kiln-cast glass sculptures are inspired by Styrofoam packaging materials.

Thinking About Nothing

Akiko Busch argues that as makers of things, we need to appreciate the value of loss-what we no longer have or 
will have.


Tribal plus Contemporary

The Douglas Dawson Gallery presents ethnographic art in a contemporary art gallery context and also represents contemporary artists whose work relates.