In the wake of COVID-19’s house-bound isolation, art materials and motifs derived from the home seem charged with new meaning and a searching sense of reinvention.
When Julie Smith Schneider isn’t writing and editing, she’s carrying on her family’s pun tradition, making custom GIFs, or scheming in her cozy art studio. Keep up with her latest projects on Instagram.
Women of Color Who Weave Connections Through Craft
Each voice in This Long Thread intersects to reveal the collective chronicles, struggles, and triumphs of women of color in today’s craft landscape.
Powerful Visions of Reclaimed Narratives by Indigenous Artists
The artists in Mesh collectively delve into connections to land and to community, pushing back against colonizing forces, and reclaiming their own narratives and power.
The Journey Behind Liza Lou’s Behemoth Beaded Kitchen
Today, “Kitchen” and its themes of women’s work and thankless labor are as sharp and fresh as ever.
Escape Into Soundwaves From the Comfort of Your Home
The World According to Sound’s listening series has breathed new life into stagnant stay-at-home days and given me a meditative tool for coping with ever creeping anxiety.
Craft Through This: Why Getting Together Online to Make Stuff Matters
With the scarcity of human contact, crafting offers a tactile and sensory experience, a different type of touch and connection.
At 96 Years Old, Richard Mayhew Is Still Painting Transportive “Mindscapes”
The American painter was a member of the legendary artist group Spiral and continues to make art every day in his studio in Santa Cruz.
The Enduring Allure of Pencils
Sometimes affection sprouts up in unexpected forms. Sometimes a core of graphite mixed with clay and encased in a tube of wood can surprise you. It hooked me, anyway.
Vera Neumann, the Artist Who Transformed Her Paintings Into Wearable Objects
“I’m an artist who prefers to paint things for people rather than for walls,” Neumann explained in 1971.
Relationships Woven Through Textiles at the Bauhaus
Weaving beyond the Bauhaus looks at the intersecting connections and relationships that took root at the Bauhaus’s weaving workshop and continue to unfurl today.
The Threads of Anni Albers’ Legacy
Featuring more than 350 objects spanning her career, the Anni Albers retrospective spotlights the pioneering artist’s lasting influence on modern art, design, and architecture.