Orange County Register

At CSUF: Degrees, Handcrafted

Christina Smith, Cal State Fullerton professor of art and program coordinator for the crafts BFA, has a special, huge heart because of her job.

This heart is made of reeds, held together by zip-ties and is about 3 feet tall. It’s sitting on a low filing cabinet in her office and was made by one of her students.

"Isn't that thing wonderful?" Smith said. 

It’s one of many projects that run the gamut from tiny jewelry to 7-foot-tall cardboard busts that crafts majors will have to complete in order to have their degree conferred upon them.

Although the heart is a very modern sculptural piece, Smith says the true heartbeat of crafts lies in Old World technique and arts transmission heritage. Continue reading.

 

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