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Cover of the Spring 2023 issue of American Craft magazine

Dive into our Spring 2023 issue exploring the theme vessel.

The Spring 2023 issue of American Craft is dedicated to the vessel, a form that not only sustains us but also offers us beauty in our everyday lives. A form that artists and craftspeople continue to draw upon to shape powerful and poignant works.

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Seal gut, auklet crests, seal fur, cormorant feathers, cotton thread, red ochre.

Craft Happenings: Spring 2023

Spring is right around the corner, and the craft season is in bloom. Here are 25 events, exhibitions, and festivals happening across the country, organized by the month in which they start.
Two people centered amongst multiple dioramas.

Making History

The living room of craft artist and educator Karen Collins’s Compton, California, home is stacked with the dioramas she has constructed over the past 27 years.
Suzye Ogawa

The Queue: Suzye Ogawa

Suzye Ogawa’s small bronze baskets hold big stories—of Japanese American culture, basketry traditions around the world, and the abundance of fibers in nature. In The Queue, the Fort Bragg, California–based metal artist shares her favorite jewelers, the special tools that make her work possible, and the appeal of unknown craft artists.
Goldfish illustration.

The Objects We Keep

People talk to their laptops, name their cars, invest meaning into such ordinary things as a particular baseball cap or coffee mug. It is a fact of life that we have relationships with all sorts of inanimate objects.
Portrait of Lloyd Herman

Remembering: Lloyd Herman

Independent curator, museum director, and American Craft Council Honorary Fellow Lloyd Herman died on January 5, 2023. He was one of the foremost authorities on the contemporary craft movement in America and traveled the world lecturing on the topic of American craft.
Portrait of ceramicist Alana Cuellar in studio

The Queue: Alana Cuellar

Alana Cuellar has lived her entire life immersed in craft. In The Queue, the St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin–based ceramist shares the relationship between pottery and cooking in her life, where she gets ideas for her work, and the craft projects she’s excited to see come to fruition.
Sculptural table by Reynold Rodriguez

The Table That Dreamed

The day I spoke with Reynold Rodriguez, Hurricane Fiona had just descended on Puerto Rico, leaving in its wake dangerous floods and extensive blackouts. “Emotionally, it’s a lot, to have to go back to something very similar to Maria,” says Rodriguez, a furniture designer based in San Juan, recalling the catastrophic storm of 2017.
Portrait of Sharon Church

Remembering: Sharon Church

With sadness we acknowledge the death of jewelry artist and educator Sharon Church. She died on December 25, 2022, at the age of 74.
Dark blue tall human sculpture with smaller light blue and red human sculpture on wooden base.

Standing in the Room Together

When visitors to The Clay Studio in Philadelphia enter the Figuring Space exhibition, they’ll encounter a sort of community in clay—a gathering of life-size human figures.