The Week in Craft: January 11, 2017

The Week in Craft: January 11, 2017

Wiebke Meurer, Two Spoons

Filigree tableware by Wiebke Meurer 

Courtesy of the artist

We are amazed by these delicate, sculptural examples of functional tableware by artist Wiebke Meurer.

Nine masters in ceramics, including Chris Antemann, Jeff Oestreich, and Michael Sherill, are featured in the Scripps 73rd Ceramic Annual, opening later this month. “I sought ceramic heroes and ‘sheroes’ from across the United States,” curator Joan Takayama-Ogawa says.

We’re mesmerized by this 1970s video of the swirling beautiful world of paper marbling.

When hundreds of thousands of protestors flood Washington, DC, on January 21 for the Women’s March on Washington, many will be wearing pink, cat-eared "pussyhats." The Pussyhat Project launched in November, the brainchild of two friends and recreational knitters: screenwriter Krista Suh and architect Jayna Zweiman.

Two curators asked 10 artists and artist groups to re-imagine New York's Gay Liberation Monument, commissioned 10 years after the Stonewall Riots. The results are striking.

Here's a video featuring metalsmith Thomas Mann on why the handmade matters.

Weaving finds a new life in Madrid's Royal Tapestry Factory.

White House Making Advisor Stephanie Santoso talks about the future of the "Nation of Makers" initiative.

What does 2017 hold for fashion, textiles, and sustainability? Top eco-fashion artists and administrators share their thoughts

We're intrigued by the conspicuous garments created by Chilean textile artist Sebastián Plaza Kutzbach.

Glenn Adamson reflects on his intensive "Objects of Dispute" seminar and the value of material culture in 2017.

Attention artists! Made Here, a project of local Minneapolis organization Hennepin Theatre Trust, is accepting artists’ submissions for its upcoming Spring/Summer 2016-17 storefront exhibition. The Made Here Showcases temporarily fill empty storefronts and commercial spaces that are in transition with art by local artists, turning the downtown Minneapolis cultural district into a walkable urban art gallery.

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is looking for resident artists.

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