See Our Craft Videos
The Renwick has produced videos highlighting master craftspeople and their media. View our video series "The Art of Craft." Each part focuses on a different craft artist and medium, including fiber, glass, and wood.
Art of Craft: Fiber
Join Mary Jackson, a master basketweaver in Charleston, South Carolina, as she describes the traditions she inherited from her African ancestors as well as her unique contributions to this demanding art form. View the artist's weaving process and several of her elegantly shaped finished baskets. (Requires Quicktime Plugin)
Art of Craft: Glass
Meet Alan Goldfarb, a glassblower in Burlington, Vermont. Influenced by traditional glass forms, Alan also infuses his vessels with his own contemporary genius, for example, in the goblet called Shake Your Booty. Speaking of his process, the artist says, "There's a certain point where you close your sketchbook and work from your heart. That's where the lyrical quality of my voice in the glass has the opportunity to come out. I feel like I am singing a song." (Requires Quicktime Plugin)
Art of Craft: Wood
Stoney Lamar, a sculptor from western North Carolina, finds inspiration at his lathe. When he turns wood, he tries to translate the graceful spinning motion into the static form by using elegant circles and arcs. Lamar's timeless works are shown in the context of other pieces from the American wood turning movement. (Requires Quicktime Plugin)