CRAFT IN AMERICA promotes and advances original handcrafted work and inspires people of all ages to pursue their own creativity. Family explores the creative environments and personal dynamics of four families of craft artists and asks: Is talent inherited? What is it like to live in a household where objects are made by hand?
- President Jimmy Carter shares stories of Ed Moulthrop, a fellow Georgian who was known as the ""father of modern woodturning."" Meet Ed's son Philip and grandson Matt, who both carry on the family tradition.
- Paul Marioni creates sculptural and kinetic glass forms that explore concepts of human nature. Paul's son Dante, a world renowned glass sculptor, has a design style almost diametrically opposed to his father's; while Paul's daughter Marina, a jewelry artist, plays with form and meaning, just as her father's sculptures often play with visual puns.
- Cliff and Holly Lee live and work together, showing their two sons the challenges and joys of being self-employed artists. Cliff combines traditional Chinese techniques with his own innovative methods to create intricate porcelain vessels and metal artist Holly brings her abiding respect for nature to her work as she often creates a sense of light passing through space.
- Lisa Sorrell designs and creates exquisitely crafted custom cowboy boots, one of a very few women in this field. Meet her two teenage daughters, inspired to follow in her footsteps, who are becoming artists in their own right.
Producer: Patricia Bischetti, Rosey Guthrie
Executive Producer: Carol Sauvion
Production Year: 2011
Copyright Year: 2011
Actors: Cliff Lee, Holly Lee, Paul Marioni, Dante Marioni, Marina Marioni, Ed Moulthrop, Philip Moulthrop, Matt Moulthrop, Lisa Sorrell
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 53 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen