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Love to Ukraine Bracelet

$24.00

This repurposed textile bracelet creates goodness on so many levels! Each is handmade by women artisans in India, and also helps get aid to the people of Ukraine. This beautifully carded design also makes a great gift item.

World Finds donates 100% proceeds from these bracelets to the Global Giving Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. Your incredible support of this bracelet has resulted in $2,704 in donations to this fund -  so far!

Measures 2.5" across & beads measure .25″; stretches to fit most. Features two tassels. Each piece is made from recycled textiles, so shades may vary.

Sustainably handmade by women artisans in India.

Craft & Design, Currently on View, Exhibition Catalogs

Craft in the Laboratory: The Science of Making Things

$39.95

 This volume is the first to examine how craft artists and designers apply scientific and mathematical concepts to creating their work, and reveals approaches to problem-solving among these makers and professionals in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The acronym STEM reflects educators’ recognition that these fields are central to understanding how the 21st-century world functions, but those with training in the arts argue instead for the acronym STEAM, emphasizing how “art” intersects with the four other fields.

Craft in the Laboratory builds off STEAM-related programming created by the Mint Museum of Art’s department of Learning & Engagement to explore this intersection in depth. Drawn from the Museum's renowned permanent collection of craft and design in all media—ceramic, pottery, wood, metal, glass, fibre, textiles and design— this volume highlights how artists have thought like scientists and engineers. For example, Kate Malone’s knowledge of the chemistry of clay bodies and glazes allows her to produce sculptures such as Heart Walnut. Douglas Harling made Vishnu Dreams using the ancient technique of granulation, aided by his understanding of the roles of surface tension, oxygen reduction, and eutectic bonds in fusing gold granules to a surface. Zoltán Bohus carefully planned the layers of glass in Stratofera on paper before creating it, using his knowledge of geometry and the prismatic qualities of glass. Technical aspects of materials and processes are discussed.

Currently On View, Puzzles

Summer Wheat Foragers Puzzle

$32.00

 Foragers, by Summer Wheat, is currently on view at Mint Museum Uptown. This is Wheat's largest project to date (2020) with a monumental 96-panel "stained glass" installation which fills the four story windows in the Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium. This installation, which celebrates traditions of women craft-makers and providers throughout history, electrifies the large atrium space and is a "piece that is animated, that is kinetic, and not static" Mint Museum Chief Curator & Curator of contemporary Art, Jennifer Sudul Edwards, PhD says. 

This puzzle commemorates Wheat's monumental work and makes the perfect gift or coffee table addition! 

1,000 Pieces

19" x 26" finished puzzle size

10" x 8" x 2.25" box size

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