The Week in Craft: May 25, 2016

The Week in Craft: May 25, 2016

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
Sally Burnett, Sinuosity

Don’t miss the American Association of Woodturners annual art auction. Sally Burnett, Sinuosity; English sycamore, turned, carved; 8 x 5 x 5 in. Photo: Courtesy American Association of Woodturners


This Saturday, May 28, is International Blacksmith's Day. If you're in the Memphis area, celebrate with the folks at the Metal Museum.

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, founder Amy Schwartz reflects on the program's success.  

Furniture maker David Stine's essay asking where "the spirit and integrity of American craftsmanship" has gone is definitely worth a read. 

Commencement season is upon us, and we're feeling particularly moved by the wisdom of artist Carrie Mae Weems

Registration is now open for the Textile Society of America's Biennial Symposium, taking place this October in Savannah, Georgia.

Milkweed Editions is set to open a new bookstore in Minneapolis' Open Book Center.

Last week, Oregon's governor issued a cease-and-desist order against Bullseye Glass Co. after toxic levels of lead were found in air monitors near a daycare center. Here's an interview with Jim Jones, a vice president at Bullseye, on the subject.

New ACC College of Fellows member Nick Cave only gets busier. Head of the fiber department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he's gearing up for "Until," a football-field-size installation that opens in October at Mass MoCA. And, it's just been announced, he's looking ahead to "Plenty," a yearlong collaborative art and performance project that launches in 2017. The latest project is funded by the NEA and designed to bring Buffalo, New York, neighborhoods together.

According to CFile, "L.A. collectors Sonny and Gloria Kamm are looking for a good musuem home for their massive collection of teapots." Anyone have $20 million dollars?

Glass artist Jiyong Lee, head of the Southern Illinois University glass program, will be giving a free talk this Friday, May 27, at the Toledo Museum of Art

After a gallery renovation and a cleaning of the flowers, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka’s glass botanical models are again on view at Harvard.

Twin Cities Public Television's Rewire blog has some must-see moments from the ACC's TPT TV Takeover last month.

Check out the video trailer for American Craft magazine's June/July 2016 issue, which is all about teamwork.

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