Craft in America explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on our nation's rich cultural heritage. Capturing the beauty, creativity and originality of craftsmanship, the film highlights artists and explores the inter-relationship of what they do, how they do it and why they have chosen a life of creating art.Visit Craft in America Website
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Featuring finely crafted handmade instruments and the world renowned artists who play them
Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal
Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy
Embrace winter traditions, all part of our American experience with the handmade
See the work of metalsmiths who create powerful art from jewelry to monumental sculpture.
Crossroads explores the intersections of craft, culture, and technology.
Explore creativity through works that begin with the humble thread.
Explore the creativity and personal dynamics of craft artist families.
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Museum director Dick Boak shows special guitars in the C.F. Martin Museum
Jim Hartel on craft, of making things daily by hand, and his experience stone carving
Banjo maker Jim Hartel shows us old banjos and plays the minstrel tune "Jim Along Josie."
David Monette talks about his trumpet making philosophy and works with Scotty Barnhart
Geoff Stelling shows his custom banjo designs and plays "Home Sweet Home."
A jam session at the Kamaka Hawaii ukulele factory with Jake Shimabukuro and the Kamakas
Joan Baez speaks about activism, her trip to Hanoi & the guitar as an instrument of change
Rhiannon Giddens sings "Better Git Yer Learning"
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Watch a 30sec preview of Craft in America: CELEBRATION premiering on PBS December 11, 2015
Watch a 2 min preview of Craft in America: CELEBRATION premiering on PBS December 11, 2015
Watch a 30 sec preview of Craft in America: MUSIC, premiering on PBS November 20, 2015
Watch a 2 minute preview of Craft in America: MUSIC, premiering on PBS November 20, 2015
Watch a 30 sec preview of Craft in America: SERVICE, premiering on PBS November 2, 2014
Watch a 2 minute preview of Craft in America: SERVICE
INDUSTRY: Handmade in the Creative Economy
Embrace winter celebrations as part of our American experience with the handmade.