Craft in America, PBS

Sam Maloof

This documentary series, produced by PBS, gathers three episodes that explore the rise of craftwork in America. In "Memory," modern-day artisans discuss the history of the movement, while in "Landscape," they look at their connection to their art and what inspires it. "Community" studies the sociological impact of craft. What results is a fascinating look at the convergence of art and history, a phenomenon with far-reaching cultural impact.

"Over the course of five hours, major influences on craft artists come to life: Memory, Landscape, Community, Origins, and Process. How does each play a part in how craft came to be? What about them drives artists to do what they do? How do craft artists develop and adapt their techniques in today’s world?"

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