American Craft

Crafting the Future

LASSBLOWER AND PAINTER Corey Pemberton and furniture maker Annie Evelyn met in 2014 at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. While Evelyn completed a resident artist program at the school and Pemberton was living and working in the Penland community of artists, they found themselves asking: Why aren’t there more artists of color in these programs? “I had expected these institutions to create the community that I wanted, which is, quite frankly, a community that represents our country,” says Evelyn. “Art is supposed to

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