American Craft Forums

American Craft Forums

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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.

Our Spring 2023 American Craft Forum invited participants into a conversation about how water and travel connect us as human beings.

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

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