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.
Holiday (#502H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED 9: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
- KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 10, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
- KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 11, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
- KQED Life: Sun, Dec 13, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 14, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me
- KQED 9: Mon, Dec 21, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
- KQED 9: Tue, Dec 22, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
Celebration (#702H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
This episode explores craft artists, objects and traditions of various holidays, featuring Lion Dancers and float builders of San Francisco's Chinese New Year Parade, ceramic artists in Detroit making festive pieces at Pewabic Pottery and Motawi Tileworks, Kwanzaa celebrations in Chicago and Oakland, and woodblock Christmas cards made by Yoshiko Yamamoto in Washington state.