The Week in Craft: June 22, 2016

The Week in Craft: June 22, 2016

Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
Courtney Mattison, Our Changing Seas III

Courtney Mattison, Our Changing Seas III, 2014, glazed stoneware and porcelain. The piece is on view as part of "Fired Up: Monumental Clay" at the Palo Alto Art Center. Photo: Arthur Evans for the Tang Museum

Awe-inspiring ceramic works, including ocean advocate Courtney Mattison's ruminative coral reef installation, are now on view as part of "Fired Up: Monumental Clay" at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Vibrations of honeybees control Wolfgang Buttress's massive aluminum sculpture, The Hive.

Speaking of bees, they need flowers! Check out artist Tiffanie Turner's paper flower sculptures, some up to 5 feet wide.

Mending is making a comeback. Watch this great TedxSydney talk on how to be better engaged with the sustainable fashion movement.

Watch Kevin Kowalski use chemical reactions to create interesting ceramic surface designs. It's mesmerizing.

A new study says spending just two hours a week engaged in the arts – whether making or consuming – significantly improves mental health.

The documentary Yarn: The Movie highlights the true artistic merit of knitted and crocheted fiber works.

We're loving the creativity behind these glass garments walking the catwalk at the Corning Museum of Glass earlier this month.

Christo's The Floating Piers draws visitors in Italy to a new kind of art experience.

The Glass Art Society is posting cool new videos each week as part of a new series called "Film Fridays.”

We are sad to report that the American Textile History Museum seeks to permanently close its doors.

Appalachia’s treasured Foxfire is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a host of activities, including three festivals and a play.

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