This Peabody Award-winning documentary series is an inspirational journey to the artists, objects, techniques, and origins of American craft. Teachers highlights the renowned individuals who are equally committed to their own artistic visions and to sharing their skills and passion for craft with students and artists of all ages.
Navajo weavers Barbara Teller Ornelas and her sister, Lynda Teller Pete, learned the craft of weaving by observing family. Join the Teller sisters as they teach at Idyllwild Arts Native American Arts Program and outdoors amidst the natural beauty of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, the ancestral home of the Navajo people, where weaving is a way of life.
In Honolulu, Hawaii, artist Mark Mitsuda introduces professional glass forming techniques to his students at Punahou School. Watch as Mitsuda makes objects of utility, which he finds carry meaning for his students as he teaches the craft of glassblowing.
In Omaha, Nebraska, Therman Statom, a major figure of the Studio Glass Movement, decided to start programs for underserved students. Witness the excitement of Therman's class at the Hot Shops Art Center as he demonstrates how art and glass blowing inspire youth.
Alfred, New York is home to Alfred University, School of Art and Design. Here, students perfect their craft and learn to become professional artists. Watch as Professor Linda Sikora describes the College of Ceramics graduate program, where conceptual thinking elevates the approach to clay.
Producer: Rosey Guthrie, Carol Sauvion, Patricia Bischetti
Production Company: Craft in America
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2016
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
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