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Who? US-based artists

When? Various fall deadlines.

What? We have a fall series of the Jumpstarter Craft Innovation grant, the Annual Mineck Fellowship for Furniture Arts, and two juried calls for entry, focusing on ceramics and small woodworks.

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Announcing Jumpstarter Awardees

Congratulations to Spring, 2024 Jumpstarter Innovation Craft Awardees, Elizabeth Alexander and Abbey Muza!   Elizabeth Alexander @keepingappearances Contrary to their delicate appearance, the process of removing areas of fired porcelain […]

CraftBoston on the Move: Rhode Island School of Design

We rounded out the first CraftBoston on the Move series with another unforgettable day! This time, we took a day trip to the Rhode Island School of Design,with a specific […]

CraftBoston on the Move: Toshiko Takaezu at the MFA

What an exciting evening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston! Not only did we learn about Toshiko Takaezu’s life and work from curator, Noni Gadsden, we also heard first-hand […]

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