Latest American Craft Stories

2010-09-21 12:35:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- American Craft Week, October 1-10, is a coast-to-coast celebration featuring more than 200 events where the public will meet artisans for whom crafting is a business. The festivities promise artful and fun answers to the question, "What is still made in America?" Watch a glassblower or cabinetmaker at work. Tour pottery studios or fine craft galleries. Art strolls, exhibitions, open houses, craft demonstrations, trunk shows and festivals are...

2009-03-31 16:10:00

TEMPE, Ariz., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Arizona State University Art Museum: Susan Harnly Peterson, ceramic artist, writer and professor passed away at home in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 26, 2009 after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family and friends. Peterson graduated from Mills College in Oakland, Calif. in 1946 and went to the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University to complete her MFA in Ceramics. She met and...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.