This exhibition illustrates the evolution of object making in America and the Penland School of Craftís role in the development of craft education during the past century. Approximately 125 objects illustrate the creative process in three categories. Source looks at serendipity, spirituality, landscape and the body as primary sources of creativity. Skill examines the role of oral traditions in developing competence and celebrates the ritual choreography of proficiency. Culture demonstrates that craft is an expressive form of material culture, shared across boundaries of race, ethnicity, gender and age.
Altria Group and Philip Morris USA are the exhibition's Charlotte sponsors.
Organized by: Mint Museum of Craft + Design and the Penland School of Crafts