Next Episode of Craft in America is
Season 8 / Episode 2 and airs on 22 April 2017 02:00
We have a deep sense of longing for thehandmade. Perhaps because each of us, in our own way, has had a craftexperience. Sometimes it's an object passed down to us, or one that crosses ourpath, and connects us to others in traditions, heritage, and rituals. Craft isall around us. You'll find it wherever you look – hiding in plain sight. Craft in America offersyou a place to explore these connections and to inspire your own creativity.Join us on this voyage of discovery.
Explore creativity, healing and our nation's soldiers and veterans.
Focus on the makers of finely crafted handmade instruments - guitar, ukulele, trumpet, banjo and timpani - and the renowned musicians who play them, including Joan Baez, Jake Shimabukuro, Rhiannon Giddens, Scotty Barnhart, Tony Ellis and Joseph Pereira.
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.
Follow five artists who explore the beauty and wonder of the natural world.
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