“The craftsperson is resourceful. She is an alchemist who transforms dirt, decaying plant matter and minerals into gold – something that is imbued with heart and soul in an effort to communicate and educate. Those who form the field of craft produce a particular kind of space and time which allows for creative agency. This limitless space and time is not influenced by the structures and rhythms of our everyday system. Here, the craftsperson can see the connections between things can pour out their energies, thoughts, anxieties and blisses, which directly influence a realized form. This action-oriented form of art is a union of traditional technique, ingenuity and individual talent that is neither transient nor hypocritical, but a conscious effort to create lasting positive change in others’ lives."
- Miriam Carpenter
Miriam Carpenter lives and works in New Hope, PA.