Arts and Music

Craft in America

Craft in America explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on our nation's rich cultural heritage. Capturing the beauty, creativity and originality of craftsmanship, the film highlights artists and explores the inter-relationship of what they do, how they do it and why they have chosen a life of creating art.

JEWELRY episode

55m 6s

JEWELRY explores the history, artistry, and impact of personal adornment. Featuring: classic jeweler Tom Herman; Harriete Estel Berman who creates jewelry with recycled materials; the coeditors of Ornament Magazine; the legacy of modernist jeweler Art Smith; nature-inspired artist Gabrielle Gould; and Navajo/Hopi master jeweler Jesse Monongya.

Episodes

  • JEWELRY episode: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    JEWELRY episode

    S13 E2 - 55m 6s

    JEWELRY explores the history, artistry, and impact of personal adornment. Featuring: classic jeweler Tom Herman; Harriete Estel Berman who creates jewelry with recycled materials; the coeditors of Ornament Magazine; the legacy of modernist jeweler Art Smith; nature-inspired artist Gabrielle Gould; and Navajo/Hopi master jeweler Jesse Monongya.

  • HARMONY episode: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    HARMONY episode

    S13 E1 - 54m 36s

    HARMONY bridges the art forms of music and craft, celebrating the joy of music and the creation of handcrafted instruments. Featuring accordion maker Marc Savoy and the Savoy family, bow maker Susan Lipkins, luthier Doug Naselroad and the Appalachian Artisan Center Culture of Recovery Program, and artist Richard Jolley, whose monumental sculpture inspired a violin concerto.

Extras + Features

  • JEWELRY preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    JEWELRY preview

    S13 E2 - 1m

    JEWELRY explores the history, artistry, and impact of personal adornment. Featuring: classic jeweler Tom Herman; Harriete Estel Berman who creates jewelry with recycled materials; the coeditors of Ornament Magazine; the legacy of modernist jeweler Art Smith; nature-inspired artist Gabrielle Gould; and Navajo/Hopi master jeweler Jesse Monongya.

  • HARMONY preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    HARMONY preview

    S13 E1 - 1m

    HARMONY bridges the art forms of music and craft, celebrating the joy of music and the creation of handcrafted instruments. Featuring accordion maker Marc Savoy and the Savoy family, bow maker Susan Lipkins, luthier Doug Naselroad and the Appalachian Artisan Center Culture of Recovery Program, and artist Richard Jolley, whose monumental sculpture inspired a violin concerto.

  • Joanne Hyppolite on personal adornment: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Joanne Hyppolite on personal adornment

    S13 - 1m 3s

    Curator Joanne Hyppolite on personal adornment and human beautification. Bonus video from the JEWELRY episode, streaming starting Nov 4, 2021. PBS broadcast premiere Dec 10, 2021 (check local listings)

  • Jesse Monongya on cutting stones: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jesse Monongya on cutting stones

    S13 - 5m 17s

    Navajo/Hopi master jeweler Jesse Monongya on cutting stones and his grandfather. Bonus video from the JEWELRY episode, streaming starting Nov 4, 2021. PBS broadcast premiere Dec 10, 2021 (check local listings)

  • Jesse's childhood growing up in the Navajo Nation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jesse's childhood growing up in the Navajo Nation

    S13 - 2m 13s

    Navajo/Hopi master jeweler Jesse Monongya on growing up with horses near Toadlena, New Mexico. Bonus video from the JEWELRY episode, streaming starting Nov 4, 2021. PBS broadcast premiere Dec 10, 2021 (check local listings)

  • Joanne Hyppolite on NMAAHC's Art Smith collection: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Joanne Hyppolite on NMAAHC's Art Smith collection

    S13 - 1m 27s

    Curator Joanne Hyppolite on National Museum of African American History & Culture's collection of Art Smith work and personal items. Bonus video from the JEWELRY episode, streaming starting Nov 4, 2021. PBS broadcast premiere Dec 10, 2021 (check local listings)

  • Ann Savoy's handmade clothes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ann Savoy's handmade clothes

    S13 - 1m 46s

    Ann Savoy on her handmade clothes. Bonus video from the HARMONY episode streaming starting November 4, 2021 on the PBS Video App, craftinamerica.org, and pbs.org/craftinamerica. PBS broadcast premiere December 10, 2021 (check local listings).

  • Listen to more music from Appalachia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Listen to more music from Appalachia

    S13 - 4m 8s

    "Cindy" performed by Randy Wilson, Jon Pickow, Yoko Nogami, Don Pedi. Don Pedi, Jon Pickow, Doug Naselroad played “Baby-O” off-camera. Randy Wilson performed "My Little Sugar Shack" (written by Randy Wilson). Bonus video from the HARMONY episode streaming starting Nov 4, 2021. PBS broadcast premiere Dec 10, 2021 (check local listings).

  • Learn more about Richard Jolley: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Learn more about Richard Jolley

    S13 - 1m 45s

    Glass artists Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush on working with students. Bonus video from the HARMONY episode streaming starting November 4, 2021 on the PBS Video App, craftinamerica.org, and pbs.org/craftinamerica. PBS broadcast premiere December 10, 2021 (check local listings).

  • Musician Jon Pickow sings Pretty Saro: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Musician Jon Pickow sings Pretty Saro

    S13 - 2m 49s

    Musician Jon Pickow (1958-2020) sings a family favorite, "Pretty Saro." Bonus video from the HARMONY episode streaming starting November 4, 2021 on the PBS Video App, craftinamerica.org, and pbs.org/craftinamerica. PBS broadcast premiere December 10, 2021 (check local listings).

  • Learn more about Harriete Estel Berman's work: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Learn more about Harriete Estel Berman's work

    S13 - 3m 36s

    Harriete Estel Berman on her Judaica sculptures, The 10 Modern Plagues, constructed from post consumer recycled tin cans, spice tins, and vintage steel dollhouses. This series is based on the concept of 'tikkun olam', Hebrew for repair the world. Bonus video from the JEWELRY episode, streaming starting Nov 4, 2021. PBS broadcast premiere Dec 10, 2021 (check local listings)

  • Enjoy more music from the Magnolia Sisters: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Enjoy more music from the Magnolia Sisters

    S13 - 2m 25s

    Magnolia Sisters sing Ma Petite et Mignonne (written by Jane Vidrine). left to right: Anya Burgess, Jane Vidrine, Ann Savoy, Lisa Trahan. Bonus video from the HARMONY episode streaming starting November 4, 2021 on the PBS Video App, craftinamerica.org, and pbs.org/craftinamerica. PBS broadcast premiere December 10, 2021 (check local listings).

Schedule

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    Craft in America

    Memory

    Tuesday
    Oct 4

    1 Hour

    History of the craft movement; some of the best craft artists in America.
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    Craft in America

    Landscape

    Tuesday
    Oct 4

    1 Hour

    The processes through which natural materials become finished works of craft.
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    Craft in America

    Landscape

    Wednesday
    Oct 5

    1 Hour

    The processes through which natural materials become finished works of craft.
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    Craft in America

    Community

    Wednesday
    Oct 5

    1 Hour

    Craftspeople honor the notion of community in their work.
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    Craft in America

    Community

    Thursday
    Oct 6

    1 Hour

    Craftspeople honor the notion of community in their work.
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    Craft in America

    Origins

    Thursday
    Oct 6

    1 Hour

    The origins of the American craft movement; artists who tie their work to early craft techniques.
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    Craft in America

    Origins

    Friday
    Oct 7

    1 Hour

    The origins of the American craft movement; artists who tie their work to early craft techniques.
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    Craft in America

    Process

    Friday
    Oct 7

    1 Hour

    Why a person chooses a career in craft; artists who have turned to craft as a second career later in life.
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    Craft in America

    Process

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    1 Hour

    Why a person chooses a career in craft; artists who have turned to craft as a second career later in life.
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    Craft in America

    Family

    Tuesday
    Oct 11

    1 Hour

    Four families of artisans include father and son glass artists in Seattle and an Oklahoma boot maker who inspires her daughters.

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