American Craft Forums

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.

Portrait of Indira Allegra from Spring 2021 American Craft Forum
Portrait of Beth Mclaughlin from Spring 2021 American Craft Forum
Portrait of Gregg Moore from Fall 2021 American Craft Forum
Portrait of Namita Gupta Wiggers from Summer 2021 American Craft Forum
Portrait of Omar Tate from Fall 2021 American Craft Forum
Portrait of Anjula Razdan from Fall 2021 American Craft Forum
Portrait of Aram Han Sifuentes from Winter 2022 American Craft Forum
Portrait of Jonathan Michael Square
Portrait of Greg Lauren
Portrait of Stella Mae Pettway

Watch the recording from our most recent conversation

This conversation brought together artists from the quilting community in Boykin, Alabama, also known as Gee’s Bend, fashion designer Greg Lauren, and fashion scholar and American Craft Spring 2022 issue contributor Jonathan Michael Square to discuss what it means to highlight the craft in fashion and the beauty of transparency in partnerships. Watch the recording.

american craft forums mosaic where craft and fashion meet in the collaboration of gees bend and the greg lauren studio online 1 pm CT March 24 2022

Left to right: Mary Margaret Pettway of Gee's Bend, fashion designer Greg Lauren, and model Dosha Deng wearing a robe from the MOSAIC collaboration. Photo by Menelik Puryear.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund