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Craft in America

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New Mexico-based archaeologist and artist Charles Carillo evokes traditional Spanish colonial style. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: CRAFT IN AMERICA visits America's premier craft artists in their studios to witness the creation of handmade objects and into homes, businesses and public spaces where functional art is employed and celebrated. Using archival footage and interviews with some of the top artists in the country, the three-part series showcases the breadth and beauty of handmade objects in our culture.

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  • Memory (#101)

    Take a personal tour through craft's history in America and learn the stories of prominent artisans. [56 minutes]

  • Landscape (#102)

    Examine the relationship of craft artists with their inspirational physical environments. [56 minutes]

  • Community (#103)

    Focuses on the spiritual connection between craft artisans and their communities. [56 minutes]

  • Origins (#201)

    A South Carolina blacksmith, a North Carolina potter and a New Jersey glass artist are showcased. [56 minutes]

  • Process (#202)

    A look at how people acquire the knowledge and necessary skills to achieve a career in craft. [56 minutes]

  • Family (#302)

    Creative home environments and personal dynamics of four families of craft artists are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Threads (#401)

    The needle arts, including storytelling through quilts and woven textiles, are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Crossroads (#402)

    America is a place of exciting intersections between modern technology and the handmade. [56 minutes]

  • Forge (#501)

    Exceptional artists who work with the forging of metal magically transformed by fire are showcased. [56 minutes]

  • Holiday (#502)

    Clay artist Susan Garson creates Chanukah menorahs and daring chefs make lavish gingerbread houses. [56 minutes]

  • Industry (#503)

    The business of the handmade and the connection between the consumer and the maker are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Service (#601)

    The power of handmade crafts to help American veterans inspire, motivate and heal is documented. [56 minutes]

  • Music (#701)

    The makers of finely crafted handmade instruments and the musicians who play them are showcased. [56 minutes]

  • Celebration (#702)

    Craft artists, objects and traditions of various holidays are explored. [56 minutes]

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