Here’s a bit of Shrine Mont eye candy. This bracelet was a joint project by Judy Belcher and Leslie Blackford who got distracted in a class and spent their time playing in the back of the room. It’s fascinating what a couple of bored and clever girls can do with some simple canes.
I’ve been looking forward to Wednesday night’s Craft in America, a PBS series. Wednesday’s first program, memory, is about how craft artists both carry on historical traditions and create new, uniquely personal work that reflects where we are today as people.
The second hour of the series looks at community and how craft connects us to one another across social and geographical divides.
The final hour looks at landscape and how artisans use their work to express how they see and relate to the world around them.