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craftsmanship, New York, crafts, artisans, ceramics

Craftsmen Preview the 'Sixties: Second Annual Exhibition of Artist-Craftsmen of New York, Inc.

craftsmanship, New York, crafts, artisans

Current Craft Perspectives: Third Annual Exhibition of Artist-Craftsmen of New York, Inc.

craftsmanship, New York, crafts, artisans

Creative Craft in Denmark Today: An Exhibition of Contemporary Work Organized by the Danish Handcraft Guild

Denmark, Danish, Greenland, handicrafts, artisans, decorative arts, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, wallcoverings, 20th century

Silver in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Publication design: Heidi Humphrey
silver, silverwork, metal, decorative arts, artisans, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35350781

The Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Silver

This exhibition showcases the Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s permanent historic silver collection. Featured in the exhibition are a seventeenth-century Augsburg German charger, a mid-eighteenth-century French candelabra, and three centuries of English silver—including a tea urn by Thomas Heming, the royal goldsmith to King George III.
silver, silverwork, metal, decorative arts, artisans, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350781

Basketry: Tradition in New Form

The exhibition of works by 10 contemporary American artists who transform ancient basket-making techniques into new forms. Both traditional and modern materials are used to craft these pieces, including reed, raffia, bamboo, grasses, willow shoots, clay, metal, and plastic cable.
handicrafts, artisans, baskets, 20th century, traveling exhibitions

The Golden Eye: An International Tribute to the Artisans of India

The exhibition displays products and crafts resulting from the collaboration between Indian artisans and internationally-recognized designers from the West. The exhibition includes massive carved stone benches by Mario Bellini, tables by Ettore Sottsass, modular toys by Milton Glaser and Ivan Chermayeff, brocades by Charles Moore, and clothing by Mary McFadden. Organized by Indian designer Rajeev Sethi, the Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation of India Ltd., and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum as part of the nationwide Festival of India 1985-1986.
India, crafts, artisans, handicrafts, exhibitions

Polished Perfection: The Art of Turned-Wood Bowls, the Edward Jacobson Collection

This exhibition features 84 works by 21 contemporary North American craftsmen and four early American settlers, all of whom work in turned-wood. The lathe has been used by craftsmen to hew blocks of wood into functional and decorative objects for thousands of years. In the 20th century, when mechanized mass-production replaced the hand lathe, the craftsmen who persisted in turning were able to more freely explore their own aesthetic. Works on view include those by Del Stubbs, Ed Moulthrop, James Prestini, Melvin Lindquist, and Ronald Kent, among others. 
wood, craftsmanship, hand-crafted, artisans, lathe, traveling exhibitions

Quicktake: Doshi Levien for Moroso

This summer, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present Quicktake: Doshi Levien for Moroso, a special installation in the museum's Great Hall showcasing the designers' new "Charpoy" collection of daybeds and pillows for Moroso.
Doshi Levien, Nipa Doshi, Jonathan Levien, Quicktake, exhibitions, Installations, India, furniture design, textiles, craftsmanship, handicrafts, sewing, artisans