Marking one year of living under the shadow of a global pandemic, we ask how craft can comfort us and move us from a crisis of care to a culture of care. Craft, we know, makes care tangible—through our physical relationship to materials and through the movements and gestures of making. And, craft was made to meet moments like these, connecting us to ourselves, the land, and our shared humanity.

We invited our Craft Week artists to lend their insight and share in their own words how their craft practice nourishes them and creates a more caring world. Their stories are a testament to the power of craft to bring us together as people and add meaning to our lives.

Margee Barth of Reimaginary Friends

Ann Batton of Batton Clayworks

Anna Danilova of Anna Monet Jewelry

Andy DePietro of Wood Artforms

Sarah Djarnie of Shop Volta

Jeneba Koroma of Limba Gal Jewelry

Alice Kresse of aKresse

Qwishuana Smith of Lobé Dangle

Randi Solin of Solinglass

Maia Stern of Stern Glass Works