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The Color Network

The Color Network

In 1991, Bobby Scroggins, Professor of ceramic art at the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, attended the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference. There, he recognized that artists of color were significantly...
Sustainability in Craft

Sustainability in Craft

Last year, the majority of the craft artists who sought CERF+’s emergency relief assistance did so after suffering impacts from climate or weather-related emergencies, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires. As the threat of climate change intensifies across the...
Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths

Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths

The Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths (SIBs) formed with the vision to build equity and foster diversity in the field of blacksmithing. Recently, CERF+ staff met with blacksmiths Joy Fire and Elizabeth Belz from the Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths. Joy is SIBs’s...
Beyond the Surface: The Art of Michael Billie

Beyond the Surface: The Art of Michael Billie

Michael Billie is an award-winning Navajo mixed media artist who lives in Farmington, New Mexico. He studied art at the University of New Mexico and later took classes in encaustics, but it was only later in life that he became a full time artist. He dove into his art...
May Her Tools Live On: Tavia Brown on Legacy Planning

May Her Tools Live On: Tavia Brown on Legacy Planning

It is never too early to start thinking about legacy planning, but you may be wondering what legacy planning even is. Legacy planning is deciding how you want your assets (everything you own, including your wealth, artwork, tools, etc.) to be distributed after you...
Save Your Family Treasures

Save Your Family Treasures

Disasters can strike anyone anywhere. As climate and weather related disasters are forecast to become more frequent and severe, it is important to have a plan if the unthinkable happens. Unfortunately, property losses from fire/smoke damage or water/flood damage often...