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This Month
Pouch, probably Iroquois, 1850. Skin, cloth, glass beads, porcupine quills, twine. Gift of Mr. Albert V. Sander. Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, Autry National Center; 20.X.4

Mar 15, 2014 to Apr 26, 2015

“Floral Journey” Explores the dynamic history native North American beadwork.

Apr 11, 2014 to May 1, 2015

This residency is ideal for the ceramic artist working on a short-term project.

Angie Reano Owen, Cuff. Turquoise inlaid on shell, 3.5” by 2.5.” Photo by Kitty Leaken, image courtesy MIAC.

Apr 13, 2014 to Mar 2, 2016

“Turquoise, Water, Sky” is a reimagining of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry.

Jun 20, 2014 to Sep 2, 2015

a residency intended to support ceramic artists who wish to develop a body of work with a socially conscious spirit.

Charlotte Kruk, Racine Art Museum

Aug 1, 2014 to Jul 26, 2015

Artist Charlotte Kruk explores alternative understandings of the term “eye candy.”

Sep 1, 2014 to May 1, 2015

For a ceramic artist with a special project requiring one to eight weeks' time.

Sep 27, 2014 to Sep 20, 2015

Addressesing the role that trees play as inspiration and medium in contemporary art.

Chieko Katsumata, "Akoda Pumpkin," 2013. Sanded glazed stoneware, 15-3/4 x 17-1/3 x 15-1/3 in. Image courtesy of Randy Batista.

Oct 7, 2014 to Jul 15, 2016

Featuring some of the best 20th and 21st century Japanese ceramics.

Michelle Holzapfel, "Lockheart Vase," 2002. Red maple burl, Yale lock,13 x 13 x 7 in. Photo by Alex Hochstrasser.

Dec 7, 2014 to Jul 12, 2015

Highlighting some of the superb objects acquired between 2012 and the present.

Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015

Over 20 master polymer clay and mixed media artists will teach an all inclusive, year long, virtual retreat.

Jan 11, 2015 to May 10, 2015

Highlighting the work of three generations of artists from nine countries.

Jan 17, 2015 to May 10, 2015

An exhibition of work by ceramicist Ashwini Bhat.

Jan 17, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016

Surveying the last 100 years of American ceramics.

Yuni Kim Lang, "Comfort Hair," 2014. Fiber, polypropylene, and digital print, 174 x 76 in. (sculpture), 37 1/2 x 25 in. (print). Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Tim Thayer.

Jan 18, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015

The large group exhibition that anchors the "Toward Textiles" series.

Ebony G. Patterson, "Swag Swag Swag Krew" (from the Out and Bad Series), 2011-14. Cotton, velvet, lace, plastic, and mixed media. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, IL.

Jan 18, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015

Ebony G. Patterson exhibits six ornate, eye-catching tapestries.

Jan 23, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015

Students will create an exhibition using the Museum's permanent collection.

Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor, "wanna do right but not right now," 2014. Knit afghans, doilies, blankets, table cloth, bed sheets, found cardboard, wood, paper, packing straps, paint, glue, drywall screws, twine, thread, studio floor detritus. 84 x 78 x 66 in. Photo: Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor.

Jan 23, 2015 to Aug 22, 2015

A trio of solo exhibitions.

Ben Venom, "Killed By Death," 2013. Harley-Davidson t-shirts, fabric. Image courtesy of the artist.

Jan 25, 2015 to May 3, 2015

An exhibition that examines the growing community of male quilters.

Jan 25, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

Celebrating recent gifts from a handful of dedicated collectors and donors.

Sonya Clark, "Afro Abe II," 2010. $5 bill, thread; 4 x 6 in.

Jan 30, 2015 to May 23, 2015

Exploring the intersections of craft, (self-) care, apprenticeship, and survival within the practices of historically disadvantaged populations.

Ellen Schön, Vortex

Jan 31, 2015 to Apr 26, 2015

Celebrating a legendary Massachusetts collaborative gallery and studio of the 1970s and '80s.

Mimura Chikuho, "Hope," 2004. Bamboo (madake), rattan, lacquer. Photo © Susan Einstein.

Jan 31, 2015 to Apr 25, 2015

Featuring innovative baskets and sculptural forms made of bamboo.

Jan 31, 2015 to May 24, 2015

Work inspired by some of the greatest minds in the world.

Quilt (detail). Image courtesy of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.

Feb 1, 2015 to Aug 25, 2015

Examples of the influence that Asian art and culture has had on American quiltmaking.

Feb 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Focusing on sewn signatures as visual ciphers and as a method of social engagement.

Feb 1, 2015 to Nov 21, 2015

Using quiltmaking to engage in the political, economic, social, and psychological aspects of war.

Feb 1, 2015 to Aug 18, 2015

Applications for the Toe River Arts Juried Show, open to all mediums.

Feb 2, 2015 to May 30, 2015

Regional craft artists explore the theme of reconciliation.

Feb 2, 2015 to May 2, 2015

The Waterford Foundation invites application to exhibit at the 72nd Annual Waterford Homes Tour and Craft Exhibit.

"Sundance" by Jinny Beyer, 1995

Feb 3, 2015 to Apr 25, 2015

Contemporary quilts by artist Jinny Beyer.

Feb 3, 2015 to Apr 25, 2015

An exhibition of vintage and antique quilts

Susan Knight, "Contours and Thickness."

Feb 6, 2015 to Apr 25, 2015

Anne Stacy, "Body, Mind & Soul," 2014. Raku clay, metal. Photo by Anne Stacy.

Feb 6, 2015 to Apr 26, 2015

A juried group exhibition that invites artists to consider the idea of nourishment.

Seth Gould, "Non Si Butta Via Niente" (detail), 2012. Iron, tool steel, fine silver, brass, copper, pig bone. Photo by the artist.

Feb 6, 2015 to May 10, 2015

Taking a critical look at the relationship between craft and dining.

Kelly O'Briant, "Cabinets for Important Things" (detail: "Cabinet for Small Offerings"), 2014, 4' x 8', Porcelain, wood, paint, nails, glass, thread. Photo by Peter Bugg.

Feb 6, 2015 to May 10, 2015

An installation of work by contemporary ceramicist Kelly O’Briant.

Yamada Hikaru (1923–2001), "Kokutō tōban (Smoke-blackened Ceramic Flat Form)," ca. 1991. Stoneware with inlays, smoke blackened, Courtesy of Carol and Jeffery Horvitz. Image courtesy of the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Feb 7, 2015 to Apr 26, 2015

Pair modern and contemporary Japanese prints and ceramics.

Artist Unknown, "Brothers," circa 1895-1915. U.S.A., found in New Hampshire. Mixed Fabrics, leather, animal fur, porcelain. Collection of Deborah Neff. Photo by Ellen McDermott © Deborah J. Neff.

Feb 7, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

A collection of 125 unique, handmade African American dolls made between 1850 and 1940.

Feb 7, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

An exhibition of LEGO® art by Nathan Sawaya.

Nnenna Okore, "Tomorrow Never Dies," 2014. Burlap, dye, wire, and acrylic. Image courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum.

Feb 7, 2015 to May 3, 2015

New work by internationally celebrated sculptor Nnenna Okore.

Feb 7, 2015 to May 3, 2015

A comprehensive look at Italian fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day.

Feb 12, 2015 to Sep 1, 2015

A biannual juried exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

Man's shirt, ca. 1850. Niimiipu (Nez Perce), Oregon or Idaho. Hide, porcupine quills, horsehair, wool, glass beads, pigment. 32 11/16 × 60 2/3 in. Diker no. 666. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Feb 12, 2015 to May 17, 2015

Master works of American Indian art from the Diker Collection...

Feb 12, 2015 to Jun 30, 2015

Looking for new artisans to exhibit at the 24th Annual Nantucket Art and Artisan Show.

Feb 13, 2015 to May 29, 2015

The Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State is excited to announce a call for work to be exhibited in “Art in Craft Media 2015.” Presented by the Sylvia L.

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach (German, 1861-1918), "Octopus Waist Clasp," c. 1900. Collection of Richard H. Driehaus. Photograph by John A. Faier, 2014, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

Feb 14, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016

Featuring more than 250 stunning pieces of art jewelry.

Rei Chikaoka, "Release," 2013. Kilncast glass, metal. 9.125 x 12 x 9.75 in. Photo courtesy of Bullseye Gallery.

Feb 20, 2015 to Jun 14, 2015

Featuring this years “Emerge” finalists and some of the finalists of the past.

Feb 20, 2015 to May 16, 2015

"Living with Glass" delves into the life and mind of the collector, exploring the impulse to collect and the delights of living amongst objects so fastidiously sought and acquired.

David Ellsworth, "Intersphere from Solstice Series," 1991. Burned ash and pigment, 14 x 16 x 9 1/2 in (35.6 x 40.6 x 24.2 cm). Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of Lillian Montalto Bohlen. Photo by Terry Martin.

Feb 21, 2015 to Jun 21, 2015

Nearly 100 of the finest pieces from the collection will be on display.

William Bragdon (1884-1959) & Chauncey Thomas (1876-1950) for California Faience. Vase with Stylized Moths, 1915-22.  Earthenware, 5 x 4 ¾ inches.  Collection of Richard Rasmussen, Martinez, California.

Feb 22, 2015 to May 17, 2015

Celebrating the esteemed ceramic workshop of William Bragdon and Chauncey Thomas.

Feb 27, 2015 to Aug 9, 2015

Exploring the early career of Alabama artist Frank Fleming.

Jeannine Marchand, "Folds XX," 2014. Clay, wood, steel. 48 x 12 x 4 in.

Feb 27, 2015 to Aug 23, 2015

Drawing on the insight and curatorial eyes of past members of the clay faculty at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

Feb 27, 2015 to May 28, 2015

The Wichita Center for the Arts is seeking work for their 2015 All Media Craft Exhibition.

William Claxton (1927–2008), Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich, "Blouse and Hat from the Siamese Collection (detail)," 1968. Digital print, 24 x 20 in. (60.96 x 50.8 cm), ©William Claxton, LLC, courtesy of Demont Photo Management, with permission of the Rudi Gernreich trademark.

Feb 28, 2015 to May 24, 2015

Gernreich’s garments were meant to be dynamic, wearable, and liberating.

Feb 28, 2015 to May 31, 2015

An exhibition that celebrates the history and craftsmanship behind the guitar.

Watanabe Nangaku, "Red-Crowned Cranes," 1796. Two-panel folding screen; ink, pigment, and gold leaf on paper, Gitter-Yelen Collection.

Mar 1, 2015 to May 10, 2015

Celebrating three centuries of Japanese artistic traditions and styles.

Mar 5, 2015 to Apr 29, 2015

Featuring a juried selection of Texas fiber artists.

Mar 5, 2015 to Apr 29, 2015

A new solo exhibition of recent work by Lucia LaVilla-Havelin.

Mar 6, 2015 to May 15, 2015

An exhibition of the latest in contemporary handmade shoes.

Jennifer Angus, "Creepy Crawly: An Entomological Investigation of Textile Pattern." Image courtesy of Textile Center.

Mar 6, 2015 to May 16, 2015

This exhibition of Jennifer Angus' work features thousands of real insects pinned directly to the gallery walls.

Vivian Beer, "Low Rider." Image courtesy of the Metal Museum.

Mar 6, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015

Part cutting-edge design, part fine craft, and part sculpture.

Mar 6, 2015 to Jul 3, 2015

A call for work to include in an exhibition of contemporary seating.

"Cushion Cover," c. 1975. Hafar Al Batin Tribe. Sheeps wool, black goat hair, white cotton, warp-faced plain weave with warp substitution. Robert and Joy Totah Hilden Collection.

Mar 7, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

Celebrating the rich textile traditions of the Arab nomads of the Arabian Penninsula.

Pao-Fei Yang, "Shadow Behind the Wheel," 2013. White Stoneware. Printing & Saggar fired. 14” x 14 in. Photo by Shuwan Lin.

Mar 7, 2015 to May 24, 2015

An exhibition of work by 50 incredibly talented ceramicists.

Margaret Fabrizio, "Stripes," 2014. 41 x 54 in. Various materials. Image courtesy of San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

Mar 7, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

Including twenty of Fabrizio’s kawandi-style quilts.

Mar 11, 2015 to Jun 11, 2015

GILD is a new gallery opening Summer 2015.

Detail of interior of bodice of wool day dress. American, ca. 1850. Image courtesy of Kent State University Museum.

Mar 12, 2015 to Feb 14, 2016

Celebrating the seams behind “seamlessly” fitting garments.

Paul Poiret, design house, Paris. Coat, 1922. Silk velvet, fur, metallic silk embroidery, and seed pearls. Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry 59.031.

Mar 13, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

Highlighting some spectacular pieces from the 1920s and 30s.

Lixing Feng, "Ivy." Image courtesy of Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design.

Mar 13, 2015 to May 10, 2015

Exploring the craft of the architectural model.

Designer unknown "Serpent," circa 1860. Photo by John Bigelow Taylor. Image courtesy of Bellevue Arts Museum.

Mar 13, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015

Former U.S. Secretary Madeleine Albright is a famed collector of brooches.

Mar 13, 2015 to Apr 26, 2015

Work that explores sexuality, gender identity, and queerness.

J. Fred Woell, "Tribute to a Memory." Image courtesy ofthe Metal Museum.

Mar 13, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015

A retrospective of Woell’s fifty-year career.

Mar 14, 2015 to Jul 19, 2015

An exhibition of pieces on loan from the Brooklyn Museum’s costume collection.

Harry Bertoia, "Necklace," Circa 1942–1943. Articulated brass with forged elements and rivets.

Mar 14, 2015 to Nov 29, 2015

The first museum exhibition to celebrate Harry Bertoia.

Sam Brennan, “MOIRÉ,” 2013. Still from video. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Tompkins.

Mar 21, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015

Celebrating artists who integrate video into their studio ceramics practice.

Don Reitz, "Do You Think I Would Forget," 1987. 23 x 23 in. Hand built black earthenware with colored engobes and glaze.

Mar 21, 2015 to May 6, 2015

A celebration of the oevure of ceramicist Don Reitz.

Daoist priest’s robe (back). China, late 18th– early 19th century. TM 51.24. Acquired by George Hewitt Myers in 1929. Image courtesy George Washington University and The Textile Museum.

Mar 21, 2015 to Aug 24, 2015

The largest exhibition in the museum’s history.

Mar 21, 2015 to May 8, 2015

Celebrating the collaborations of Mary Caroline Richards and Paulus Berensohn.

Work by Mildred Howard. Image courtesy of the Richmond Art Center.

Mar 22, 2015 to May 24, 2015

Showcasing a selection of some of the artist’s most iconic works.

Mar 27, 2015 to May 19, 2015

An exhibition of work by emerging glass artists.

Mar 28, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

Drawn from the incredible collection of Barbara L. Gordon.9

Raku (XVIII), Japan, 1887 - 1944. "Tea bowl named 'Yachiyo'", 20th century. Black Raku ware; glazed ceramic. 2 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. Raku Museum. Photo: Masayuki Miyahara.

Mar 29, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015

This will be the only U.S. venue to host the exhibition.

Mar 31, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015

Victoria Findlay Wolfe loves to play with pattern.

Pucci Mannequins. Fiberglass. 42 x 48 x 29 in. (106.7 x 122.7 x 73.7 cm) Collection of Ralph Pucci. Photo by Antoine Bootz.

Mar 31, 2015 to Aug 30, 2015

Celebrating the New York designer’s innovative approach to the mannequin.

Apr 1, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015

Presenting some of the incredible work by the CQA.

Leah Shenandoah, "Shelia Hood (O’whahsa’)." Mixed media. Part of a series dedicated to Oneida women who have supported and inspired the artist with their strength and conviction. Photo by Leah Shenandoah.

Apr 1, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015

Showcasing 3-dimensional constructions by Iroquois artists.

Tiffany & Co. (American, est. 1837), "pair of candelabra," about 1879. Silver, copper and gold, Anonymous Lender.

Apr 1, 2015 to Jan 4, 2016

See some of the most exceptional American silver pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Apr 1, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015

Featuring work by Denise Miller and Nancy Ryan.

Apr 2, 2015 to Jun 21, 2015

Carved, cast glass pieces that are full of bold colors and textures.

Apr 2, 2015 to May 2, 2015

Focusing in on the thriving field of clay art in the region.

Apr 3, 2015 to Apr 30, 2015

An exhibition of work by Philadelphia-based jeweler Martha Roberts-Shea.

Apr 3, 2015 to Apr 25, 2015

Dustin has created a stunning collection of women's accessories.

Apr 3, 2015 to Jul 26, 2015

Highlighting the most popular silhouettes through fashion history.

Jacqueline Groag, (Czech-born, 1903-1985) "Dress (left),"1946. Printed nylon. "Dress (right)," 1946. Printed “anti-shirk” nylon crepe, 1946. Target Gallery, London. Photo by Ken Howie.

Apr 4, 2015 to Aug 9, 2015

Groag helped to define British fashion of the 40s and 50s.

Apr 5, 2015 to Oct 12, 2015

Featuring over 35 amazing textile pieces and headdresses.

Hungarian silver from the Nicolas M. Salgo Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010.

Apr 7, 2015 to Oct 25, 2015

Including some 120 pieces from Salgo’s collection.

Hideki Seo, "Heart," 2014. Paris.

Apr 10, 2015 to Jun 20, 2015

A solo retrospective of work by Hideki Seo.

Apr 10, 2015 to Jul 8, 2015

An exhibition of work about food.

Work by Akio Takamori. Image courtesy of Duane Reed Gallery.

Apr 10, 2015 10:00AM to May 16, 2015 5:00PM

An exhibition of new figurative sculptures by Akio Takamori

Apr 11, 2015 to May 17, 2015

Expanding the definition of contemporary jewelry.

"Contemporary Fiber: Breaking Tradition"

Apr 11, 2015 to May 11, 2015

Showcasing ten prominent fiber artists.

Mi-Ah Rödiger (German, 1981-). "Crystal Chain," 2012, silver, Australian hematite, animal horn, resin.  Museum Purchase with funds from the Charles W. Beam Accessions Endowment. 2012.56. Collection of the Mint Museum. © Mi-Ah Rödiger, 2012.

Apr 11, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

The exhibition includes approximately 100 objects by international artists and designers.

Apr 15, 2015 to May 30, 2015

Gravers Lane Gallery inaugurates their newly expanded gallery.

Wharton Esherick, Music Stand, 1951. 19 x 18 x 44 in. Image courtesy of Moderne Gallery.

Apr 17, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

Works by Wharton Esherick, the "father" of American Studio Furniture

Semigood,Seattle, WA. "Rian Cantilever Bench," 2008. White oak, and Danish cord. 17 x 40.125 x 16 in. Photo by J Clifford Photography.

Apr 17, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015

Surveying the newest generation of craft artists in the Pacific Northwest.

Callot Soeurs (French), Evening Dress, 1920s, silk velvet, metallic threads, faux pearls, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Gift of Amy Curtiss Davidoff, 2007.71.

Apr 17, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016

Works of high fashion recently acquired by the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Apr 17, 2015 to May 10, 2015

2015 is the Year of Couleur at Patina!

Jana Brevick, "Transmitters," 1999. Sand cast iron & fabricated sterling silver rings. Varying dimensions, 2.5 x 1 x 1 in. - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 in. Courtesy of Facèré Gallery, Seattle. Photo by Doug Yaple.

Apr 17, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015

Brevick creates funny, whimsical sculptures and jewelry.

Apr 18, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015

Surveying studio jewelry rom 1940 to the present.

Apr 23, 2015 to Jul 3, 2015

This prestigious, juried exhibition at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, NC will feature work by glass artists from around the United States.  Any artist who is 18 years of age or older; and who lives and works in the United States is eligible to enter; the primary medium of artworks entered in the show must be glass.

Apr 24, 2015 to Apr 26, 2015

Access 48 artists' studios featuring over 90 creatives at 22 locations.

Apr 24, 2015 to May 13, 2015

The inaugural exhibition at Tansey Contemporary's new Scupture Center in Santa Fe.

Nick Cave, Soundsuit

Apr 24, 2015 to Apr 26, 2015

A new project with artist Nick Cave, the sculptor, dancer, and performance artist.

Apr 24, 2015 to May 10, 2015

Highlighting the work of both emerging and established regional fashion artists.

Apr 25, 2015 to Apr 26, 2015

Come enjoy one of the finest ceramic shows New Mexico has to offer.

Apr 25, 2015 to Apr 26, 2015

A self-guided driving tour of 9 clay studios in western Massachusetts.

Apr 25, 2015 to May 3, 2015

Featuring works by pioneers of the Art Fiber Movement of the 60s and 70s.

Dave and Patti Hegland, "Orange Slice."

Apr 25, 2015 to May 30, 2015

A collection of work by artists new to the gallery.

Apr 26, 2015 10:15AM to 5:00PM

Now in its 26th year!

Installation of weavings by Lenore Tawney in Woven Forms, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, 1963. Image courtesy of American Craft Council. Photo by Ferdinand Boesch.

Apr 28, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015

Highlighting the role women played in modernist and postwar visual culture.

Apr 30, 2015 to May 27, 2015

A group exhibition of 5 artists.

Apr 30, 2015 to Jul 28, 2015

Featuring the work of two artists—Gwen Marston and Patsy Heacox.

Apr 30, 2015 6:00PM

A lecture by distinguished jewelry designer and collector Neil Lane.