Podcast Interviews

CRAFTCAST™ was first heard in March, 2006. Since then there have been almost 1 million downloads. Host Alison Lee talks to a well-known artist in their field and gets right down to the how, what and why behind each artist's works. Thousands of listeners have written in to share how listening in to Alison's interviews has inspired them in their own work. As Alison says at the end of every show, "Get Your Butt in the Chair and Keep Crafting!"

Nicky Epstein is a knitting designer and author of numerous books on knitting.

Cathie Filian grew up in the Midwest and has been getting crafty since she can remember. “I began sewing at 8 years old and my love of stitching followed me all the way to Ohio State.

As a modern day renaissance man, Jennings’ perspective on lifestyle is as much about form and function as it is about individual distinction.

Doug Fischer is a Leader of executive development programs and consultant in the US and internationally.

Jennifer Kalled has been designing jewelry since she first learned her craft in Arizona in the mid-70's. Her love of colored stone came out of her Southwestern experience.

Joan Dulla combines different media with emotion and thought. I create pieces of “Art” jewelry. Many of my works can be perceived as sculpture, rather than adornments.

Jane A. Sassaman is a contemporary quilt artist, fabric designer, author and teacher whose critically acclaimed work inspires creative confidence in aspiring artists of all backgrounds.

The vast bulk of my professional work as an artist metalsmith is the creation of decorative vessels. In my mind they divide up into 3 main categories. The first is what I just think of as vessels.

Hadar Jacobson is a jewelry artist and instructor specializing in metal clay. She teaches classes at her studio and workshops around the world.

Keith Lo Bue's work with found objects gave rise in October of 1989 to his first solo exhibition, entitled Oddments.

Bruce Metcalf is an American artist who uses different materials like wood, metal, and plexiglass. With these materials he uses diverse techniques for the jewelry, sculptures, and wall reliefs that he creates. Many of these works are whimsical yet restrained works that comment on the human condition.

My name is Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood and I’m a 33-year-old, married, working mother of two sweet girls.

Diana Trout trained as a painter at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Trout exhibits her mixed media artwork at galleries and shows.

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