Craft In America

This three-part series explores the history and significance of the craft movement in America and its impact on our nation’s rich cultural heritage.

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Premiere Date
May 30, 2007
Length
180 minutes
Funding Initiative
Series and Special Projects
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    2008 News and Documentary Emmy Awards-Cinematography
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    2008 News and Documentary Emmy Awards-Music and Sound
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    2008 Peabody Awards-George Foster Peabody Award
  • Director

    Carol Sauvion

    Carol Sauvion is the creator and co-executive producer of Craft in America, a three-part documentary series celebrating American craft and the artists who bring it to life. Motivated by a desire to make craft more accessible to the general public, Sauvion, with the help of generous contributors, formed Craft in America, a 501 c3 nonprofit organization Show more dedicated to presenting the history, practitioners, and techniques of craft in the United States and its impact on our nation’s cultural heritage. The centerpiece of the Craft in America effort is the production of a nationally broadcast documentary series celebrating American craft and the artists who bring it to life. For the past 25 years Sauvion has been the director of Freehand, a Los Angeles gallery specializing in functional craft, including ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry, and fiber. She believes that being surrounded by the handmade is one of the great pleasures of life and that the use of handmade objects united the user with the continuum of human culture. Show less

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    The Film

    This three-part series explores the history and significance of the craft movement in America and its impact on our nation’s rich cultural heritage. Take a voyage of discovery to witness the creation of handmade objects, meet some of the most interesting people in America and learn what they do and why.

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