Object Lessons: Selections from Fuller Craft Museum’s Permanent Collection presents contemporary conversations in craft that delve into the meaningful relationship between maker, material, and object in a cultural context. Divided into five categories—ceramics, metal, wood, fiber, and glass—the works selected from our permanent collection showcase aesthetic, technical, and narrative progressions of craft from traditional to avant-garde, in both functional and non-functional forms.
In order of apperance:
Xenobia Bailey, Bit by Bit, Little by Little, 2001. Acrylic and cotton yarn, beads. Photo by James Dee.
Tom Loeser, Double Rocker Back to Back, 2005.
Wood, milk paint. Photo by Bill Lemkeeda Ward Maloof
Sam Maloof, Lo Back Dining Chair #8, 2005
Steven Ford and David Forlano, Satellite Necklace, 2006. Sterling silver, polymer clay. Photo by Robert Diamante
Note: Some of the artworks featured may not currently be displayed, as this is a rotating exhibition.
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Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis of Future Retrieval share their thoughts on “Green Waterfall” by Erik and Martin Demaine, 2012.
Chris Amundsen, former Executive Director of the American Craft Council, shares his thoughts on “Cloud Construction-Horizon Winter” by Wayne Higby, 2014.
Eric Jackson, WGBH Radio host of “Eric in the Evening” gives us his thoughts about Debora Muhl’s basket “Untitled 1147” (2002).
Edmund Barry Gaither, Director and Curator of the Museum of the National Center of African-American Artists (NCAAA) gives his observations about “Relic #93” (2007) by Cheryl Ann Thomas.