Joseph Gallivan interviews Nicole Nathan and Namita Wiggers of MOCC

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Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Joseph Gallivan interviews Nicole Nathan and Namita Wiggers of MOCC
On Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Nicole Nathan and Namita Gupta Wiggers about the "State of Oregon Craft" show at  Museum of Contemporary Craft. 
Curators Nathan and Gupta Wiggers talk about not just about ceramacists, basket weavers and saddle makers, but their travels around Oregon in search of crafts that use local materials and represent their communities.
From the press release:
June 05, 2015 – August 15, 2015
Curated by: Nicole Nathan and Namita Gupta Wiggers
Craft is the stuff of everyday life. It is a tangible rubric for measuring the state of the state and for discovering how we live through what we make. State of Oregon Craft and its relatedPROGRAMMING takes stock of how Oregonians make and live with crafted objects today.
At Museum of Contemporary Craft, we see craft and design as verbs for profound inquiry and engagement with the world. We are passionate about Oregon and about the Northwest’s long and rich craft history. State of Oregon Craft presents aSURVEY of Oregon craft from emerging and established craft artists from around the state. Original craft works are presented alongside interviews with makers and photographs of studios and workshops throughout the state and clearly demonstrate that Oregon craft is living, evolving, and healthy.
In State of Oregon Craft, the Museum presents original research on the current state of craft practices and cultures in Oregon, showcases the diversity of Oregon’s craft artists and traditions, supports the development andCONTINUATION of craft-based communities across the state, and aims to spur conversation about the historical significance and growing artistic, cultural, economic, and historic relevance of craft to all Oregonians.
Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune, where he is currently the Business Reporter. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on
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