Craft in America is one of the most wonderful documetaries about artists on television. Created by Carol Sauvion, owner of Freehand Gallery, one of the best fine craft galleries in Los Angeles (disclaimer…she does carry some of my jewelry in her store. Lucky me!!), she profiles the lives and careers of artists and fine crafters across the country. She has recently started a series on families and is profiling the Marioni family, two amazing glass blowers, Paul (father) and Dante (son) and Marina (daughter), a jewelry designer. Paul is the patriarch of the family and one of the great glass artist in the art glass movement. His son Dante creates the most pristine, beautiful glass pieces out there. His work is inspired by traditional venetian glass. It is so good. He recently spoken at Bullseye’s conference BE Con. Marina was also profiled showing the jewelry she creates utilizing embroidery. She has worked in many mediums as well. This is such a lovely series…check it out!
By Cathi Milligan