Amber Kane at Craft Spoken Craft Lab

“ The value of skill, command of materials and process, and the engagement of human hands are important tenets of contemporary craft. The CraftLAB provides a perfect opportunity for visitors to engage in the spirit of making alongside the Museum’s collection, using it as a source of inspiration.”

–Elisabeth Agro

I was thrilled to be invited to be a part of CraftLAB  at the Philadelphia Musum of Art. I"ll be sharing my work, and talking about my process on Thursday Aug 2nd. CraftLAB is in conjunction with Craft Spoken,

Do It Yourself at the CraftLAB!

The language of craft is not exclusive to artists. Craft is a universal and an extremely accessible art form, which most people have engaged with at some time in their lives. The CraftLAB, a programmatic space located in Craft Spoken Here, offers visitors an opportunity to gain inspiration from the works on view, to become more conversant with the language of craft through direct interaction with materials, and to advance their skills. This exhibition celebrates an ever-evolving art form, one whose language is the native tongue of the populace.

CraftLab is located in the corner of the gallery and will include an arrangement of ottomans and tables with a carpet in the center. This section of the gallery will have natural light to accentuate objects made of glass, ceramics and metal in a setting that simulates a great room of a home. This cozy space—complete with a supply of basic craft tools and materials—welcomes knitting circles and other crafting groups, community forums, and artist demonstrations.

Art Star Thursdays

Location: CraftLAB, Exhibition Gallery

Free after admission

The Museum has partnered with Art Star, a gallery and leader in the Philadelphia craft scene, for Art Star Thursdays, a series of afternoon drop in demonstrations by the region’s leading craft experts.

•Janell Wysock, Knitwear

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•Jurgita Cenkute, Wool Felting

Thursday, May 31, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•Insung Kim, Quilting and Sewing

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•E Bond, Bookmaking

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•Maureen Duffy, Jewelry

Thursday, June 21, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•Marianne Dages, Bookmaking and Letterpress

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•Gretchen Diehl, Jewelry

Thursday, July 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•Megan Auman, Jewelry


Thursday, July 19, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•Rachel Sherman, Textile Design

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•Amber Kane, Weaving and Crochet

Thursday, August 2, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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