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New Season of "Craft in America" includes Kansas City

KCAI Ceramics Chair Cary Esser (left) is featured in the latest installment of "Craft in America."
KCAI Ceramics Chair Cary Esser (left) is featured in the latest installment of "Craft in America."

According to Carol Sauvion, the creator and co-executive producer of the award-winning PBS series, "Craft in America," the crafting climate - from pottery to beadworking to blacksmithing - is stronger than ever.

By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – Season two of the series "Craft in America" premieres October 7, 2009 on PBS stations (check KCPT and KTWU for listings). It includes a visit to the Kansas City Art Institute's ceramics department.

KCUR's Laura Spencer talked to Sauvion - between preview screenings in Santa Fe - about the project's origins.

October 7, 2009
7:00 pm: "Craft In America : Origins"
8:00 pm: "Craft In America : Process" (includes Kansas City Art Institute)

Check here for a preview of the new season of "Craft in America" on PBS.

Previous episodes of "Craft in America":
Episode 1: Memory
Episode II - Landscape
Episode III - Community

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