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The influence of craft making on American culture and the work of various artists are explored.
Premiered: April 18, 2007
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From PBS - Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy nominated series, is an inspirational journey to the artists, objects, techniques and origins of American craft. Industry explores the business of the handmade, taking us to workshops where artists are crafting the future and making contributions to the local and national economies. Industry highlights the important connection between the consumer and the maker and explores the value of exquisitely crafted handmade objects in today’s creative economy. San Francisco quilter Joe Cunningham visits Lucy Mingo and Mary Ann Pettway in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, where quilting has brought economic success thanks in part to generations of women who have passed down their expertise. At Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury, Massachusetts, Graham McKay makes dories in a 220-year tradition, and directs a living museum that features the craft of boat building and its pivotal role in the economy and history of New England. The economy of Asheville, North Carolina has been made into an arts destination, thanks to the creativity, expertise and sheer determination of artists like Bethanne Knudson. Visit The Oriole Mill, where American textile manufacturing is thriving once again. In Brooklyn, New York, artist Shane Yamane combines traditional techniques with modern technology to market his fine jewelry on his website and through Etsy, the online craft marketplace that yields an astounding $1.35 billion in annual sales for 1 million artists worldwide.
From PBS - Craft in America: Industry explores the business of the handmade, taking us to workshops where artists are crafting the future and making contributions to the local and national economies. The film highlights the important connection between the consumer and the maker and explores the value of exquisitely crafted handmade objects in today's creative economy, from quilts and wooden boats to textiles and fine jewelry.
From PBS - Holiday embraces familiar and new winter celebrations as part of our American experience with the handmade. Celebrate some of our most important cultural and religious customs and get inspired to discover your own creativity.
From PBS - Forge profiles exceptional artists who are working in what could be the only tangible example of "alchemy" we have--the forging of metal magically transformed by fire. Join us as we follow a young beginning artist, Iraqi War veterans, and a master metal sculptor, all creating powerful art.
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- Premiered: April 18, 2007
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