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Craft In America - a journey to the artists origins and techniques of American craft
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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.

 

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Season Five continues the exploration, preservation and celebration of craft with the premiere of the new Forge episode on PBS nationwide, October 25, 2013 and Holiday episode on December 20, 2013 and Industry on May 2, 2014.

Check your local listings for broadcast times on PBS and PBS HD. Or bring the DVD home. (Season One, Two, Three and Four DVDs also available.) All episodes can be viewed on PBS.org.


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


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Craft in America brings artists and objects to your computer and to museums across the country. Explore handmade objects in the VIRTUAL EXHIBITION or visit craftinamerica.org to find out more about upcoming museum exhibits.


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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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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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