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About Us

Craft is all around us, giving pleasure as well as serving a function. It is inspirational as well as useful. It is the best representation of who we are as a culture. Craft is democratic -- broad enough to accommodate anyone who makes something or appreciates the handmade. In short, craft is us.

Our mission is to document and advance original handcrafted work through programs in all media, accessible to all. We are dedicated to the exploration, preservation and celebration of craft, the work of the hand, and their impact on our nation’s cultural heritage.

Our projects include the Craft in America PBS documentary series, the Random House book Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects, traveling museum exhibitions, an extensive website, and the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles, a craft-focused library and gallery offering artist talks, workshops, exhibitions and educational programs.

Providing support for PBS.org

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TV Series

New episodes CALIFORNIA and VISIONARIES PBS premiere December 21, 2018. Check your local listings for broadcast times on PBS and PBS HD. 

Visit PBS Anywhere, to see all of the places you can watch Craft in America at home or on the go. You can also purchase DVDs of the Peabody Award-winning series for your home library, or get it on iTunes.

 

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Website

An Online Vortex for Craft! Visit craftinamerica.org - a resource for information about craft media, the artists who are changing the face of craft, and how you can be a part of it.

 

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Education

If you're a teacher, craft should be part of your program. Download lesson plans that can educate, involve, and inform students about how craft plays a role in their lives. Visit the Educators Area

 

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Book

Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists & Objects - A Random House Publication available online at Amazon. The first book of its kind, with 320 pages and over 200 color photographs. Meet the writers and learn more at craftinamerica.org.