In the Making Exhibition

September 8, 2023


In the Making

In the last three years, North Bennet Street School’s In the Making series has hosted over 50 interviews with those who practice and appreciate craft in all its forms. With its start as an effort to connect the NBSS community during the pandemic, the programming has since expanded to include new voices, fields, and perspectives from around the world: artists, tradespeople, teachers, thought leaders, chefs, scholars, and more.

This exhibition presented the work of just a few of the dozens of individual voices from the years-long series. It also kicked off a new, fourth season of In the Making conversations which will be hosted by NBSS through the end of May 2024. Together, the exhibition and programming hope to promote the diversity of hand-based work and nurture a greater appreciation of craft.

The Exhibition was on view from Thursday, September 7 through Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Curatorial support by The Decorative Arts Trust

Featured Participants

BA Harrington CF ’95 | Indiana, PA
The Beat of Blossoms | Washington, DC
Berea College Student Craft | Berea, KY
Emmet Van Driesche | Conway, MA
Gowntown | Boston, MA
Kara Weaves | Kerala, India

Project FIRE | Chicago, IL
Robell Awake | Atlanta, GA
Shepherd & Maudsleigh Studio | Newton, MA
Stephen Hamilton | Boston, MA
Studio Cassio | Rome, Italy
Zainab Sumu | Cambridge, MA


Generous support provided by The Decorative Arts Trust, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the NBSS Partners In Craft:

Partner Holt & Bugbee
Builder Adams + Beasley Associates, Platt Builders
Associate Columbia Contracting Corp., F.H. Perry Builder
Supporter Firestone & Parson Inc., Inland Underwriters Insurance Agency