As adults, we may fondly look back at what were once childish things with a bit of nostalgia. However, how many of us use those memories of books, toys, or television shows in our very grown-up professions? Dr. Sarah Anne Carter is the visiting Executive Director and visiting Assistant Professor for the Center for Design […]
Gianofer Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
In the last episode of Radio Chipstone, contributor gianofer fields introduced us to a young woman named Ashley Kuehl. Kuehl inherited two pieces of ruby red, hand blown glass from her grandmother and was curious to learn more about them. Kuehl knew the glass was purchased in the sixties, maybe in Pennsylvania. In this episode […]
There are times when the scariest thing in the world is a brown box handed to you by a relative. The box is usually taped shut and may or may not have seen the light of day for quite some time. A few holidays ago, Ashley Kuehl traveled to Michigan to celebrate the season and […]
What could have possibly been happening in 1860 in the Wisconsin State Capitol building that would require a 34 pound, six and one half foot-long, fully functioning folding knife? WHAT? It’s the many objects that call our state capitol home and it’s also one of the oddest. In this archival edition of Radio Chipstone contributor […]
Dr. Annapurna Mamidipundi is the founder of an NGO that supports vulnerable craft livelihoods in South India. She recently presented a lecture at the School of Human Ecology entitled Telling Color by Smell, Memory and Song:The Innovation of Traditional Craft in South India. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Dr. Mamidipundi takes a break from […]
According to contributor gianofer fields…she could hear the laughter emanating from the workshop the moment she stepped off the elevator. The cause of the joyful noise? A Ho-Chunk Finger Weaving workshop in the School of Human Ecology on the UW Madison campus. The workshop is an extension of the current exhibition entitled Intersections: Indigenous Textiles […]