Textile Related Podcasts – Part 1
Jeanne Williamson - 29:34 minute interview - WICN Public Radio - In 1999 Jeanne decided to expand the limits of her understanding of her art, by making one small quilt a week for the entire year. This process encouraged her to think outside the box of how quilts can be made and what they can be made from and changed forever her concept of quilting. Materials like plastic fruit bags, dryer lint, coffee filters, coins and even stones all were incorporated into an amazing series of visually intriguing quilted works, many wonderful works of abstract art.
Sonya Clark - 10/12/2008 25 minute Interview - Museum of Contemporary Craft - Namita Gupta Wiggers, curator at Museum of Contemporary Craft, talks with Manuf®actured artist Sonya Clark about her recent series of work using combs, hairdressing as a primordial fiber art, and the social and historical significance of the black plastic fine toothed comb. Includes an informal Q & A with museum visitors.
Glenn Adamsom - 2/21/09 - 1 1/2 hour lecture - Craft in the 21st Century: Directions and Displacements - Museum of Contemporary Craft - Adamson is one of the most dynamic theorists currently considering craft. A leading force in the development of an academic framework for craft, he is hailed by writer and historian Garth Clark as one of craft’s fresh, young, nontraditional voices. Adamson dispenses with clichéd approaches to craft theory, posing such questions as: Is craft truly a subcategory of art, or rather its antithesis, challenging art’s most fundamental values? Why is craft perceived as subservient to art? Could craft’s orphaned status actually be its great strength? Framing his discussion broadly throughout contemporary aesthetic culture, Adamson provides ripe context for a range of visual practitioners including fine artists, designers, architects, historians and indie crafters.
The Changing Dynamics of Craft and Design - 4/9/2009 - Panelists include Andrew Wagner, editor in chief of American Craft magazine; Namita Gupta Wiggers, Curator Museum of Contemporary Craft; JP Reuer, Chair of the MFA in Applied Craft and Design program, offered jointly by Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) and Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA); and Karl Burkheimer, OCAC Wood Department Head. Moderated by Tim DuRoche, Community Program Manager at Portland Center Stage.
Garth Clark - How Envy Killed the Craft Movement: An Autopsy in Two Parts - 10/16/2008 - Garth Clark presents his first lecture on the craft field as a whole - and his first public lecture in years. Clark is a leading international writer on modern and contemporary ceramics today - a provocative, controversial but deeply informed voice. In this two-part program, Clark will analyze the current state of American Craft, then invite the audience to join him in an examination of how aesthetics, economics and art-envy have "killed" this 20th century movement.
"Modern Materials: The Art of the Quilt" - 29 minute podcast Interview with Jill Rumoshosky Werner
Maiwa Textile Symposiums:
African Textiles: The Heart of the Yoruba
- PART 1 - In this lecture master craftsman Gasali Adeyemo opens the evening with a description of his early life in Nigeria and tells how fibre art came into his life. As a participant of the Nike Centre for Arts and Culture, both as a student and later as a teacher, Gasali encountered a range of traditional crafts. He gives a description of the famous adire techniques and illustrates how they relate to Yoruba culture.
- PART 2 – In this lecture master craftsman Gasali Adeyemo fields questions from the audience about traditional techniques and about working in Africa and Santa Fe. Gasali concludes with a story about the role of clothing and cloth in life.
- PART 1 - In part one Rosemary Crill describes the scope and range of India's trade, its historic beginnings and describes in detail the commerce with the countries in the east.
- PART 2 - In part two Rosemary Crill explores India's cotton trade with the west. Printed cotton known as "chintz" changed the very fabric of life itself - especially in the British Commonwealth.
- PART 3 - In part three Rosemary Crill explores India's trade with the west as the focus shifted from printed cottons to muslins and Kashmir shawls. She concludes her lecture by answering some questions from the audience.
PART 1 - Ajrakh has become the signature cloth of the Khatris. It is a cotton textile traditionally dyed with indigo and madder, and printed on both sides with complex geometric and floral patterns using hand-carved wooden blocks. There are between 14 and 16 individual stages of preparation, printing, and dyeing. The process can take 15–21 days to complete.
PART 2 - After the formal presentation the evening was opened up for questions from the audience. The questions explored trade patterns, the technique and culture of blockcutting, how the excavated textiles from Fustat, Egypt have found their way back into contemporary Ajrakh designs, tradition and the future of the art.
- Don’t Suffer for Your Art: Make Money as a Fine Artist – PART 1
- Don’t Suffer for Your Art: Make Money as a Fine Artist - PART 2http://www.ecca-london.org/assets/podcasts/gw07_art_part_2.mp3
- Applying for Funding for Creative Projects – PART 1 - “You've got a fantastic idea for a creative project. But you need money to make it happen. Who's going to give it to you? What are funders really looking for? How do you write a proposal? All these questions and more will be addressed in this podcast from a leading funder and creatives who have successfully applied for business funding.”
- Applying for Funding for Creative Projects – PART 2
Bonnie McCaffery provides access to the amazing list of podcast & Vidcast interviews she has conducted with textile artists