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Glass is HOT!

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

"What began for me and others who participated in a 1972 Chihuly workshop, 40 years later is an amazing expression of the creative spirit captured in glass." 

In "Glass is HOT" from PechaKucha St. Joseph Vol. 2 Jerry Catania share's his love for making glass art. He dives into his interesting history of being a student of famed experimental glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and how that experience led him to pioneer and cultivate over a decade of healthy and successful creative workshops and programs with a community that cherishes its new found glass culture in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Michigan where he and his wife Kathy run the Water Street Glassworks. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015.

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Wolves and Moose in a Superior Wilderness

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

For many years Tom Hurst has led expeditions to the remote and wilderness lands of the Isle Royal, a collection of 50 small islands in the middle of Lake Superior. On these trips Tom leads Wolf and Moose bone collecting expositions and helped uncover some amazing animal science data.

Tom Hurst has led citizen science expeditions and taught youth and graduate classes at Isle Royale National Park for many years. He is a passionate educator on craft, agricultural and nature education, backpacker, paddler, navigator and explorer of wild places. His presentation will be on the effects of climate change, island ecosystems and learning about moose and wolves.

Tom is a teacher, naturalist, farmer, maker of things. Explorer of the natural world and student of traditional skills. A career educator working primarily in Agriculture & Natural Resources education and Industrial Arts woodworking, Research team leader on Isle Royale with the wolf moose project, home school education advocate , woodworker, manager of teenagers by day.

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Modern Day Renaissance Man

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Bruce Bigford really IS a modern day renaissance man. He is a Benton Harbor, Michigan resident, artist, painter, craftsman, musician and more which we will hear about in his PK, Modern Day Renaissance Man 

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Creating Paradise

@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

"Maybe the paradise that I thought I was trying to create is in the act of creating..."

In "Creating Paradise" from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 9, Kim Jenuwine shares her 20-year long journey to create a little slice of heaven in her own backyard. Kim's personal vision of paradise has shifted and changed shape along the way so her enchanting abode is in constant reconstruction. From bowling balls to flowers, Kim never stops redesigning her paradise.

Kim is a Color Engineer for Whirlpool Corp, an artist, and has an obvious obsession of gardening. 

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Touch & GO

@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

Andrea Oleniczak talks about her role as the Fab Lab Manager in this PK titled Touch & GO.

Born & raised in Grand Rapids, MI, Andrea has a BFA in Glass from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. She is currently the Fab Lab Manager @ the LMC Fab Lab. She’s previously held all sorts of positions including Production Glassblower, Studio Technician, Design Consultant, Facilities Coordinator, Product Designer and Teacher. Her addictions? Coffee and podcasts. Her daydreams? To see local manufacturing that incorporates historical craft and reintroduces apprenticeship models.


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Craft Life

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Simon Rusk is the head brewer and owner at the Livery Microbrewery in Benton Harbor, MI. After a lot of college, passing the bar and becoming a lawyer, he decided on a major life change to pursue his passion in the craft beer industry.


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Creating Faces: the Design of Emoji and Language

@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Brian Edlefson is an art director, designer, and educator, helping organizations create better brand experiences for clients and customers. He has taught graphic design at the University of Notre Dame and Western Michigan University—while also managing his own design practice (named Thesis) since 2008. For the last 20+ years he has honed an understanding of typography and the design of letterforms, icons, and emoji. 

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Car Crash: A Photo Book

@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Matt Werner escaped corporate America and taught college management for 8 years before returning to his family farm in Indiana. His passion is great story telling--reading, writing, listening. He has published 3 works of nonfiction and 1 photo book of old car crash scenes. When he's not farming, obsessing over old photo negatives, or imbibing local beer, he's plotting his next adventure.

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Many Artists Creating as One

@ VOL 15 ON DEC 06, 2018

Instead of a camera Sharron Ott carried sketch books with her throughout her life, recording the world around her. In this 'chit-chat' she takes us on tour with theatre groups that she worked with as a backstage artist. She reflects on lessons learned, and how they influenced her personal art.

Sharron Ott is an Expressionist Painter, and Sculptor.
She captures light waves with rhythms and textures of multiple mediums, hoping that her art serves as a guide to places of awareness. She exhibits regularly across the US and Canada, with works placed in many prominent collections. The owner of Papillon Design since 1997, she provides interior design, and fine art services to commercial and residential clients. Her art and design work graces many Midwestern locations. In the theatrical arts she has facilitated scenic, prop, and costumes for Cirque Du Soliel, Steppenwolf Theatre Chicago, and Red Moon Theatre Chicago. Ott received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a teacher she focuses on the fundamentals. She believes that it is her job to provide the tools of knowledge for students, enabling them to express their true selves.


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How I became a tea cup

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 23, 2015

Lauren Mitchell is passionate about carnivals and talks us through what goes on behind the scenes getting the costumes and sculptures ready for these amazing events.

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My First Pinterest Project

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2004, Christine Kinnie was trapped, pregnant, already raising two children, with no car, and a crappy marriage in the basement suite of a suburban jungle in a foreign country. Martha Stewart was her only escape.

Now, eleven years later, has four children, a divorce, and new home. For the first time ever, she has found time for herself. and is finally pursuing her fantasies of elegant living and extravagent crafting through Pinterest. Be prepared to laugh as Christine shares her very personal tragedies and triumphs with a heavy dose of humour.

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Beauty & Ornaments

@ VOL 15 ON OCT 06, 2015

Intricate details and rich images create an atmosphere that interests and captivates. Inspired by the rich history of art and ancient craftsmanship, Bram Knol does not believe in “Less is more”. Instead, we aspire grandness and the beauty of perfectionism.

With Mephisto, Bram made a statement about his view on modern design by creating a sports-car inspired by Barok and Gothic art.

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@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

"It's not only a way of life, but it's a necessity for some to survive."

In "Upcycling" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 6, Traveller, blogger, and upcycler Chrissy Brown tells us why her passion for saving, collecting and reusing objects and materials has transformed the way she sees the world and helped her win Shed of the Year 2015.

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The Story Behind the Orochen Forest Family

@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Hayley Ho shares the story behind her handcrafted wooden toy puzzle which was designed to raise awareness of the Orochen ethnic group in China, and to encourage children to play creatively in the setting of nature.

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Fashioning Culture

@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Sharon de Lyster discusses the cost of fast fashion on society versus the value of handmade textiles which carry stories of cultural identity providing ethical production, economic empowerment and preserving heritage craft.

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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Dance is the BEST

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Eric Thurmond is often asked what it means to be a which he wonders if people understand what dance actually is. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he explains the four elements of dance, with some live demonstrations! 

Erik is a performer from Snellville, Georgia. He has danced all over the world and shown his work in Atlanta, New Orleans, Birmingham, Houston, Detroit and New York City. His work centers around ideas of obsession, control and desire.

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Bird, Meet Skyscraper


Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build. 

Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University. 

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Creative Sagacity

@ VOL 40 ON MAY 10, 2019

Based on his personal experience, Parth Chauhan highlights the importance of creativity in both professional and personal life, and how it connects to every industry in the world.

He also shares some tips, techniques and life hacks that can help everyone to improve their creativity.


Craig Mod

Tokyo-based designer Craig Mod may no longer be involved with indie publishing imprint Chin Music Press, but in this presentation held last year at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 51 he talks about the company he co-founded.

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You may have caught Tokyo-based design Craig Mod's recent online piece on the state of print and digital book publishing, "Books in the Age of the iPad" -- it got so much attention even the New York Times took notice -- but before it got written up as a proper essay it was in the form of talk given during Tokyo's "Artalking" series, and before that the idea was presented in this presentation at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 68. Craig also covered the re-launch of one of his many projects, the newly tweet-powered Hitotoki.

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Creating Legends

In today's Presentation of Day, "Creating Legends" from PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 8, fiction writer Brad Beauregard discusses the way stories, legends, and tall tales help us revive the experience of the past, even if the past itself is lost in the process. By illustrating the details of some of the personal history that went into his fiction novel he explains just how history gets lost in the maturation of legends and the like.

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Materials, Tradition, and Craft

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Materials, Tradition, and Craft" from a special PechaKucha Tokyo event entitled 「ICSでNight!」 at the ICS College of Arts, designer Yuki Tanaka speaks on her reverance for Japanese traditional craftsmanship. Her idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and a cubic clock composed of three different variations of bronze.

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American Craft

Before the Prohibition, the craft of bar-tending took over 3 years to perfect.  Mixologist Jeret Peña would rather classify himself himself as a bartender, because it doesn't sound as pretentious. In "American Craft" from PKN San Antonio Vol. 11 Jeret discusses a craft that has been around for over 200 years, and has had a resurgence since the prohibition laws let up. Much like a chef creating a fine dish, his ability to reproduce the perfect cocktail is a skill that has taken him years to perfect. 

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How to Create Slides

  When you make a presentation, you don’t always have the opportunity to hire a designer — after this, you won’t need one. Ellen Finkelstein wants to help us create our own powerful, vibrant presentations. In “How to Create Slides” from PKN Fairfield Vol. 1, she speaks to those who feel that making slides for a presentation can be a real challenge, and breaks down her methods of creating simple, communicative presentations.

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Arts and Crafts of the State Fair

Butter-sculptures of local beauty princesses, impressionist quilting, homemade cakes from scratch.  Philip Berger discusses of the arts and crafts that he discovered at the Minnesota State fair. In "Arts and Crafts of the State Fair" from PKN Chicago Vol. 32 we learning that there is no clear definition of art and craft, and that the celebration of locally grown agriculture is truly a sight to see. 

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The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits

  "There is only one true craft spirits movement. It is in Mexico, and it started hundreds of years ago." In The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38, Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.

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The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery

"This is really where it started for me, in the land of pure imagination." Creativity can be found everywhere! Even in candy! In "The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery" for PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 30, Pat Santucci dives into the little known art and science of craft Confectionery showing us that beautifully-crafted candies are possible even from a home kitchen. From hard candy to buttered fudge, Pat gets us right in our sweet tooth. 

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PK People: Craig Nicholson

Our PechaKucha People lens focuses in on Craig Nicholson this week. Craig breaks conventional boundaries and immerses himself in art to do just that. Organizer of PKN Wellington, Craig approaches the world and his work with an intercultural perspective. Between his proficiency in 4 languages and his diverse network, he brings nothing but light and open-mindedness to the PechaKucha family. Thank you for your passion and hard work Craig, it does not go unnoticed. The best of luck to PechaKucha Night Wellington Vol. 34!