Segments in this Video

Corine Pearce: Basket Weaver (08:29)


Artists discuss California's influence on their work. Pearce discusses how her great grandmother came to her in a dream and told her to weave. The Grace Hudson Museum features collectibles of the Pomo people of Redwood Valley; redbud needs to dry for six months before it is able to be weaved.

Grace Hudson Museum (06:08)

The Grace Hudson Museum is a resource for the community and has gardens with weave-able materials. Sherrie Smith-Ferri discusses the photographer's history. Baskets are given as gifts at significant life events and to link communities in Native American society; cradles are not weaved until after a baby is born.

Randy Stromsoe: Silversmith (07:59)

Stromsoe and his wife describe why he relocated to Templeton, California. The silversmith discusses his artistic process of making bowls, his background, and meeting his mentor Porter Blanchard. The oval Georgian scroll was originally created for Joan Crawford and Cary Grant.

Stromsoe Farm (03:33)

The family owns a 28-acre parcel in Templeton California. Nicole Stromsoe describes how traveling to art festivals as a child influenced her to become a singer. Stromsoe explains how to chase and flute a silver bowl.

The Gamble House (03:22)

Edward R. Bosley describes how the arts and crafts movement was a reaction to Industrialization. Kelly Sutherlin McLeod explains how the Gamble House is a celebration of decorative arts and the influences of Charles and Henry Green.

Ipekijan Custom Woodwork (04:42)

John and Peter Hall build all the lighting and furniture for architects. Jack Ipekjian describes how Green and Green designed joinery for the parallelogram chairs and how they create custom inlays for the Thorsen House. James Ipekjian reproduces pieces of furniture for the Blacker House.

Judson Studios (07:22)

The entry room of the Gamble House contains a stained-glass triptych of a tree. Judson Studios is the oldest family-run glass studio in America and has created work for the Hollyhock House and Ennis House. California attracts artists and clientele for people who think differently; fusing is a new technique that allows multiple colors in one piece of glass.

Wearable Art (04:18)

Curators and artists explain the history of wearable art in California. Mass produced clothing is soulless. Garry Knox and Sylvia Bennet describe why they collect clothing from the 1960s.

Deborah Cross: Textile Artist (07:37)

Cross describes her desire to cut up woven knits and transitioning to purchasing fabrics. The University of Davis, University of Berkeley, and the California College of Arts and Crafts have programs in wearable arts. K. Lee Manual works with feathers and painted leather.

Credits: California (01:01)

Credits: California

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Episode 1: California (Craft in America, Season 10)

Part of the Series : Craft in America (Season 10)
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This program explores the diverse craft heritage, traditions, influences and innovations in the Golden State. Artists include Pomo basket weaver Corine Pearce, textile artist Deborah Cross, and silversmith Randy Stromsoe.

Length: 55 minutes

Item#: BVL203063

Copyright date: ©2018

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