The Craft in America Collection: Two centuries of artists and objects
CRAFT IN AMERICA is the Peabody Award-winning series that promotes and advances original handcrafted work and inspires people of all ages to pursue their own creativity. In THE CRAFT IN AMERICA COLLECTION, discover the beauty and originality of our nation's rich cultural heritage through these seven specials.
Memory - How do we recall our history? Through words, images, events? Our nation's collective memory can become tangible when we examine objects created by hand. (Closed Captioned)
Landscape - Our landscapes are our surroundings: physical, political and philosophical. Landscape encompasses the environments, real and ideal, of craft artists in all mediums. (Closed Captioned)
Community - Community carries with it many meanings in the world of craft, including the social traditions passed from generation to generation and a community of people, bound together on a project, helping one another. (Closed Captioned)
Origins - The American craft tradition didn't just appear, fully-formed and mature. Where have our craft practices come from? How are they passed down? (Closed Captioned)
Process - In today's fast-track, high-tech world, what inspires a person to choose a career in craft? How do they acquire the knowledge and skills to learn a craft?
Messages - Many craft artists go beyond skill to personal and political expression. They use their craft to tell a story, prove a point, experiment, or bring attention to contemporary issues. (Subtitles in English (SDH))
Family - 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? (Subtitles in English (SDH))
Production Year: 2011
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen