The Messages episode of Craft in America looks at ways craft artists go beyond skill to personal and political expression. They use craft to tell a story, prove a point, or bring attention to contemporary issues. Often the work is provocative.
Wisconsin glass artist Beth Lipman, New Mexico santero Charles M. Carrillo, Baltimore bead artist Joyce J. Scott, and New Orleans jewelry artist & sculptor Thomas Mann are featured in the Messages episode. This collection includes bonus clips of these artists and their work, as well as stories from curators and related artists.
--- Carol Sauvion, Executive Producer,
Craft in America
New Mexico artist Charles Carrillo is a santero, one who carves and paints sculptures of saints, angels and other religious figures. In this clip, Charlie shows us paintings and carvings of Saint Joseph and tells us why he is his favorite saint.