Issue 09: Craft

Issue 09: Craft

How Cherry's art practice reflects his strength as a craftsman, historian, and storyteller

Cherry’s assemblage portraits create a sense of familiarity, especially through the everyday objects and materials he incorporates as symbols for larger questions and preconceived notions of American history and culture.

Honoring Healthcare Workers

Fannon's photos of female healthcare workers emphasize their humanity, as well as the physical boundaries they experience every day on the job.

The Hampden-based progressive studio encourages artists’ autonomy and creative expression

Progressive art studios are philosophically integral to disability rights and social justice.

People who can build and tinker and think super hard, who are malleable by nature, can be lifesavers

A 2019 report showed Open Works’ membership was significantly more diverse than that of other maker spaces around the country: 43 percent of its members are people of color, 54 percent are women.

Merging Traditional Craft with Technology

Couwenberg, a titan of fine-art fiber education, is influenced by growth and evolution, which she excavates in an exploration of her personal history as a Dutch woman living in America.

Monique Crabb’s reverent textile works

Monique Crabb explores loss and longing through a combination of photography and fiber art

Sankofa Theater choreographer and creative director Kibibi Ajanku fell in love with traditional indigo dyeing in The Gambia in West Africa

From Ghana to Benin, Benin to Nigeria, Ajanku has apprenticed with master dyers who retain knowledge of traditional indigo dyeing techniques, an art that is being lost to synthetic processes.

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Issue 09: Craft celebrates Baltimore’s incredible makers, visionary artists, and creative businesses

"My work rides a fine line between fine art and craft, if such a line exists."

Rosa Leff's self-taught paper-cutting practice began at her dining room table