The Week in Craft: March 14, 2018

The Week in Craft: March 14, 2018

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

Published on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
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Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross, Glass Form (#5)

Husband-and-wife team, Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross commemorate their Hawaii home in a new series of blown-glass forms. 

Courtesy of Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross

If you find yourself in Atlanta this weekend, stop by the American Craft Show at the Cobb Galleria. Shop over 250 artists and makers while experiencing handcrafted fun in Let’s Make, design inspiration with Make Room, activate your stylish sensibilities with Style Slam, and sip on some scotch in The Balvenie Lounge.

Join us this evening at the American Craft Council Library in Minneapolis to hear about ceramist Ani Kasten’s journey as an artist and maker – including growing up on Nantucket Island, her discovery of pottery in England, and making her home here in Minnesota. Kasten has a few insights to share.

Twenty-four new blown-glass forms celebrating the Honokaʻa, Hawaii, home of husband-and-wife team Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross shine in Manoa Gallery's "2018 Glass Exposé." The vibrant, environmentally inspired work, which attempts to translate the Hawaiian concept of aniani (mirror, glass), is on view in Honolulu until April 8.

Designer Sandeep Sangaru is exploring and reviving the ancient Indian wood craft pinjra kari.

Humorist Janelle Shane organized a knitting partnership between a computer program and the Ravelry knitting community.

New data shows that the arts and culture sector brings in more than $760 billion to the US economy in one year. Take that arts naysayers!

A textile instructor at the Art Institute of Michigan in Novi explains the allure of collecting fabrics – and the challenge of letting them go.

The title of this Hyperallergic article is brilliantly direct: "Someone yarn-bombed a Guggenheim Museum toilet with gold crochet."

This photo of the Obamas in 3D-printed headwear by New York artist and fashion designer Heidi Lee is too cool for words.

The New York Times features a fascinating story of artistic vision and appropriation when a Civil War memorial secretary, widely embraced as an authentic folk art treasure, is revealed as a forgery.

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) convenes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this year for its annual conference, which starts today. Can’t make it in person? Stay tuned for a conference recap next week.

The Bard Graduate Center hosts the Paul and Irene Hollister lecture with ACC Honorary Fellow and independent curator Tina Oldknow on March 22. Oldknow will be discussing the history of the studio glass movement.

A "weaver's weaver," Ethel Stein has died at age 100. Among other things, Stein made puppets for children's entertainer Shari Lewis.