2015 PMA Craft Show Juror Tina Oldknow is the senior curator of modern and contemporary glass at Corning Museum of Glass. She has authored many publications on the subject and edits New Glass Review with Richard Price.
What’s the most rewarding or challenging aspect of serving as juror?
Rewarding: Looking at and talking about work with the other jurors. Challenging: Having to make hard choices, because I know people’s livelihoods are at stake.
What sets the PMA Craft Show apart?
It is carefully curated by a jury of people who do not think alike but who all know the field.
What do you look for when selecting artists for the PMA Craft Show?
Original ideas, quality, beauty. I look for the antithesis of kitsch.
What craft trends have you seen emerging among this year's applicants?
I saw some—and would like to see more—craft emphasizing a design aesthetic. I’d like to see more interconnections between craft and design.