A special produced by WTIU Public Television introduces viewers to ten Indiana artists from across the state and celebrates the best in Indiana craftsmanship. Watch the full program here:
The featured artists on the program work in a wide variety of mediums and include:
- Nashville fiber artist Daren Redman, who designs, hand dyes, and paints her own fabric to create vivid outdoor installations.
- Goshen’s Viki Graber, who learned willow basket weaving from her father as a child. Today, she carries on her family’s tradition, but with an artistic twist.
- First-generation woodworker and Seymour resident Pete Baxter, who specializes in the artistic traditions of the Shaker community.
- Chaz Kaiser of Batesville, who after working for 20 years as a welder, became an artist and gained national recognition for his metal sculptures.
- Christine Davis of Fishers, who uses an unpredictable glazing process called Raku to create striking color combinations “at the whim of the Raku god” on her ceramic art.
- Terre Haute’s Bill Wolfe, whose stunning, life-size bronze sculptures can be seen throughout the country.
- Bloomington’s Jiangmei Wu, who after learning the delicate art of origami as a child, set upon a path of combining folded paper with extraordinary interior design.
- Sayaka Ganz of Fort Wayne, who creates large-scale animalistic sculptures out of reclaimed plastic.
- Michael Duff, owner of Berg Bows in Bloomington, who uses scientific research and state-of-the-art technology to develop the highest quality bows.
- Limestone carver William Galloway of Bedford, whose work can be seen at the iconic Times Square Building and the National Cathedral.