The Week in Craft: November 19, 2014

The Week in Craft: November 19, 2014

Published on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
Thomas Yang, "100 Copies"

Designer and illustrator Thomas Yang creates world-wide landmarks using ink and bicycle treads as part of his collection, "100 Copies." Photo: Thomas Yang

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The intersection between conceptual sculpture and functional ceramics is the vehicle artist Thomas Lowell uses to inspire dialogue about the “diminishing communal activities in our culture.”

Part of Thomas Yang’s project “100 Copies” is creating prints of world renowned landmarks using ink and bicycle treads. 

Join the discussion: Art collective BFAMFAPhD is instigating conversation around a concerning question for many artists today: “What is a work of art in the age of $120,000 art degrees?

These driftwood tool boards by Hejmonti have magnetic appeal.

Artists Meriç Canatan and Fatosh Erhuy use delicate feathers to decorate protective garments in their new collection, Birdy, that address a potential future where the lines between attire and gear have blurred completely.

Generosity personified: American art dealer Helen Drutt English just donated 74 works - including furniture, jewelry, and ceramics - worth $2 million to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg in honor of their 250th anniversary.

Winthrop University's Guild of Emerging Metal Designers announces their call for entry! Curated by Arthur Hash, the exhibition, “Emergence: New Questions in Craft and Object Making,” is looking for new works by students exploring innovative concepts in metal and technique (deadline December 15).

Cool, hand-crafted flip books published by Mou Hitotsu no Kenkyujo feature design techniques like positive and negative space.

Watch craftsman Yasudo Okazaki create traditional Japanese kokeshi dolls from spinning blocks of wood. The kokeshi dolls are traditional Japanese souvenirs that have been made for the last 400 years.

Glass artist Amber Cowan talks about the process behind her new installation at the Corning Museum of Glass.

The New York Times highlights a new movement in the DIY world, putting a crafty spin on the idea that art and alcohol go hand-in-hand.

The “artisanal experience” is making headway in fine dining. Restaurants all over the country are going gaga over handmade ceramic dishware.

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