American Craft Forums
American Craft Forums
Come be part of the conversation around craft.
Our free, quarterly American Craft Forums bring our community together to explore new ways of thinking about craft. Tying into the themes of each issue of American Craft, these online discussions feature artists, writers, curators, community organizers, and more—diverse voices working together to move the craft field forward. Join us to gain fresh perspectives from inspiring people and their important projects. Our next conversation will be announced soon.
Woven Through Water: How Boatbuilding Connects Communities and Cultures
Enjoy a conversation as we look forward to spring and the opening of many of our waterways with a conversation about how water and travel connect us as human beings. Almost every land that touches water has a tradition of boatbuilding or watercraft. How do those skills, traditions, and history—different as they may be—build community and connect us across cultures? Dr. Anton Treuer, an accomplished professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, and a celebrated author, will guide us through a discussion with Daniel Creisher from The Apprenticeshop, a boatbuilding and sailing school in Rockland, Maine, as well as birchbark canoe maker Jim Jones about the power and history of watercraft.
Special thanks to:
Moderator | Dr. Anton Treuer
Speakers | James L. Jones Jr. and Daniel Creisher, The Apprenticeshop
Watch Recordings of Past Forums
- Winter 2023 | Houses Into Homes: How Craft Makes a Difference
- Summer 2022 | Shaping Glass, Shaping Culture: A Conversation With Preston Singletary and Leo Tecosky
- Spring 2022 | MOSAIC: Where Craft and Fashion Meet
- Winter 2022 | Craft Writing Now: Meet the Winners of the Lois Moran Award for Craft Writing
- Fall 2021 | The Secret to Collaboration With Omar Tate and Gregg Moore
- Summer 2021 | Object Stories From the Craftscape
- Spring 2021 | Forward Motion: How Craft Can Help Us Move From a Crisis of Care to a Culture of Care
- May/June 2020 | Craft Thinking
- April 2020 | Innovation in the Face of Adversity
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