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Craft in America, Season 1

More than just a manufacturer of goods, the craftsperson is an artist who draws on a bountiful lineage to create objects that are as beautiful as they are useful. This three-section program profiles a variety of craft artists to explore the origins, techniques, and significance of that process. “Memory” provides a historical overview, and then introduces craftspeople whose work is informed by their personal heritage. The influence of environment, whether natural, social, or political, is considered in “Landscape.” And the emotional bond of crafters to their world is the subject of “Community,” with visits to the Penland School of Crafts and the Smithsonian Craft Show. Featured artists include a quilter, basket weaver, blacksmith, jewelry maker, ceramic artist, furniture maker, and glass artist. Part of the series Craft in America. Distributed by PBS Distribution. 
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