Craft In America
This series explore the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the US and its impact on the nation's rich cultural heritage. It features stories of prominent craft artisans set against the larger historical context of craft itself.
Industry (#503H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
This program celebrates some of our most important traditions. Nordic folk woodcarver Harley Refsal brings to life the rich history of winter solstice. Clay artist Susan Garson creates fanciful Chanukah menorahs. George Vanderbilt's opulent turn-of-the- century Christmas is recreated at the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina. Daring chefs make lavish gingerbread houses for the competition at Grove Park Inn. Navidad is celebrated in San Antonio with religious processions, tamales and Kathleen Trenchard's sparkling luminarias. Garcia Art Glass makes colorful ornaments, and Veronica Castillo creates a traditional Mexican Tree of Life.
Messages (#301H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
This program profiles the ideas, process and work of several prominent craft artists, including Charles Carillo, a New Mexico-based archaeologist, author and artist evoking traditional Spanish colonial style; New Orleans jewelry and metalsmith Thomas Mann; Wisconsin-based blown-glass still-life artist Beth Lipman and Baltimore glass bead artist Joyce Scott.