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CRAFT IN AMERICA: Season Two: Process

Airs Wednesday, October 7 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Professor Cary Esser (left) goes beyond teaching skills and techniques, prepa...

Credit: Craft in America, Inc.

Above: Professor Cary Esser (left) goes beyond teaching skills and techniques, preparing her students for a career in ceramics by mentoring them as they evolve from students to trained professionals. Pictured: Esser working with a ceramics student at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.

This episode answers many of the questions viewers of the first series have posed, including how to learn a craft, how to make a living as a craft artist and where an artist finds the creative strength to overcome the struggle with his or her demons.


Jonathan Wahl, director of jewelry and metalsmithing at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, and Robert “Bobby” Silverman, director of ceramics

Cary Esser, professor, Kansas City Art Institute, and Nikki Lewis, a recent graduate of Esser's program

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, director of the North Bennet Street School, Boston

Julie Chen, book artist, Berkeley, California

Tom Killion, printmaker and book artist

David and Roberta Williamson, jewelers, Berea, Ohio

Virtual exhibitions of the best examples from established masters and emerging artists are viewable online.

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