The Week in Craft: April 4, 2018

The Week in Craft: April 4, 2018

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Amanda, McCavour, Floating Garden

Using fabric that dissolves in water, Amanda McCavour creates stunning sculptural work out of thread.

Courtesy of the artist

Appearing like quirky, 3D drawings suspended in air, the stitched sculptural works of Amanda McCavour convey her interest in the strengths and vulnerabilities of thread as a medium.

Over the weekend, the highly anticipated "No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man" opened at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC. Curator Nora Atkinson talks about the show and the gallery in this video.

Check out what they're doing across the pond in the episodes of Make! Craft Britain.

As if we needed another reason to admire our neighbors to the north: Mohawk curator and scholar Lee-Ann Martin plans to take over Canada’s billboards with an inspirational public art project highlighting the work of 50 indigenous women.

Read an interview with Brian Donahue, who designed the interactive version of our 2017 Emerging Voices Awards catalogue.

The New York Times dives inside the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection at Hampton Court Palace in London.

Denmark acknowledges its colonial past with a recently installed public monument to Mary Thomas, a 19th-century freedom fighter, on the former Danish colony of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands.

Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program is accepting applications for its two-to-four week program in July for teens (ages 14 – 18) to learn glassblowing, flameworking, ceramics, printmaking, metalsmithing/jewelry, welded metal sculpture, or drawing/painting. 

Haystack's summer conference will be July 8 – 12 and feature nine presenters on the theme of "Sustainability: Impulses, Models, and Practices."

Christopher Scoates has been named director of the Museum of Arts and Design. Scoates will begin his role July 1, after serving as director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum since 2014. 

The unsung story of Saar Ceramics will finally be told in an upcoming exhibition at the American Museum of Ceramic Art. "Discovering Saar Ceramics," curated by Jo Lauria, features the work of the Saar brothers. Richard Saar was married to renowned African American artist Betye Saar.