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My family has a huge problem with craft. My mother and father participated in just about every craft fad that I can remember. Wire art, macrame, and decoupage in the 70's, and stained glass in the 80's. My mother is an insane quilter, my Aunt Barbara a glass painter. One great-grandfather was a blacksmith, another collected and carved gemstones. I was born and raised on a farm in Nebraska, attended art school at the University of Nebraska, then got my MFA in ceramics at Alfred University. Craft has dogged me all my life. I love it, I hate it, I write about it because it seems totally alive to me. I'm currently an Assistant Professor at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. Craft hard!


Craft, bitching about craft, eatings, sleeping, drinking, and dreaming craft, venerating craft, crafting craft, crafting art, crafting crap. Craft with a capital "C", Kraft with a "K". Horrible puns, dad jokes, weedy late-80's and early 90's British bands, TIVO, overdue library books, silicone bakeware, and computer geekery.