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.

HOME Episode

55m 5s

HOME visits artists whose environments are filled with meaning and metaphor. Featuring Syd Carpenter, Helen Drutt, Wharton Esherick, Biskakone Greg Johnson, North House Folk School, and Sim Van der Ryn.

Episodes

  • HOME Episode: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    HOME Episode

    S14 E2 - 55m 5s

    HOME visits artists whose environments are filled with meaning and metaphor. Featuring Syd Carpenter, Helen Drutt, Wharton Esherick, Biskakone Greg Johnson, North House Folk School, and Sim Van der Ryn.

  • INSPIRATION Episode: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    INSPIRATION Episode

    S14 E1 - 54m 36s

    INSPIRATION reveals the magic and influence of craft. Featuring the Saar family (Betye Saar, Alison Saar, and Maddy Leeser), Simon Rodia and Watts Towers, Diedrick Brackens, Ayumi Horie, Suzanne Thao, Mandora Young, Tousue Vang, Chef Yia Vang, and Mary Little.

Extras + Features

  • HOME preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    HOME preview

    S14 E2 - 1m

    HOME visits artists whose environments are filled with meaning and metaphor. Featuring Syd Carpenter, Helen Drutt, Wharton Esherick, Biskakone Greg Johnson, North House Folk School, and Sim Van der Ryn.

  • INSPIRATION preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    INSPIRATION preview

    S14 E1 - 1m 1s

    Watch a 1 minute preview of the INSPIRATION episode. INSPIRATION reveals the magic and influence of craft. Featuring the Saar family (Betye Saar, Alison Saar, and Maddy Leeser), Simon Rodia and Watts Towers, Diedrick Brackens, Ayumi Horie, Suzanne Thao, Mandora Young, Tousue Vang, Chef Yia Vang, and Mary Little. Streaming in Nov 2022 and on PBS broadcast Dec 16, 2022

  • Ojibwe artist Biskakone Greg Johnson on the waganogan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ojibwe artist Biskakone Greg Johnson on the waganogan

    S14 - 1m 32s

    Ojibwe artist Biskakone Greg Johnson on the waganogan his community built based on an old photograph. Bonus video from HOME episode. Archival image courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Society, WHI-(23743).

  • Wharton Esherick's Bedroom Trap Door and Desk: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Wharton Esherick's Bedroom Trap Door and Desk

    S14 - 1m 41s

    Holly Gore, Research Director at the Wharton Esherick Museum on Wharton Esherick's Bedroom Trap Door and Desk. Bonus video from HOME episode. PBS broadcast premiere Dec 16, 2022 (check local listings)

  • Chef Yia Vang on Hmong Village: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Chef Yia Vang on Hmong Village

    S14 - 1m 20s

    Chef Yia Vang on Hmong Village. Bonus video from the INSPIRATION episode. PBS broadcast premiere Dec 16, 2022 (check local listings)

  • Artist Alison Saar on whittling: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Artist Alison Saar on whittling

    S14 - 1m 3s

    Artist Alison Saar on whittling. Bonus video from INSPIRATION episode. PBS broadcast premiere Dec 16, 2022 (check local listings)

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