Author Archives: Winter Wheat

Art of Craft: 1997: CBC Archives

The 1960s saw a revolution for craft in Canada, as artisans expressed themselves through functional works and collectors came to value the human touch. From quilting, pottery and blown glass to children’s toys and folk art, CBC Archives surveys some of the things Canadians make by hand. If you can...

What is Folk Art?

Folk Art is created by ordinary folks who express what they are feeling in their hearts by creating imaginative things. Often times the expressions they create...

One of Canada’s great artists Maud Lewis, 1965: CBC Archives

In this clip from 1965, watch celebrated Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis at work. Lewis died just five years after this was shot but she remains one of Canada’s best known and most loved artists. If you cannot view the video please visit the website. Click here. Medium: Television Network:...