June/July 2011

June/July 2011

Featured Articles


Push It

Sixty years on, the Archie Bray Foundation is still providing a cutting-edge experience for a dazzling variety of ceramic artists.


Curves Ahead

In Vivian Beer's hands, rigid metal becomes impossibly curvy furniture.

In This Issue


Craft Meets Art

Asheville's Blue Spiral 1 is one of four distinct galleries (and a two-screen art-film house) owned by John Cram.


Hearts of Wood

Heechan Kim creates exquisitely delicate sculptures of paper-thin wood and prickly metal.


People & Places

Surface Design in St. Paul, a rare gift to the Renwick, 25 years of woodturning, and Pritam & Eames at 30.


Shop Till We Drop

Ellen Ruppel Shell, the author of Cheap, explains the high cost of discount culture.


Space to Create

In her new book Open Studios, Brooklyn-based designer Lotta Jansdotter grants us admission into some spaces we might never otherwise visit.


The Gang's All Here

Please join us in welcom­­­ing our newest addition to the Minneapolis office, director of education Tana Hargest, who recently moved here from New


Vanishing Point

A breathtaking installation at Tacoma, Washington's Museum of Glass offers a potent meditation on longing and loss.