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Janet Koplos interviews with craft artists, 2011-2014

Koplos, Janet

Author, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 16 Gigabytes

Summary: 156 sound recordings of interviews with American craft artists, mainly those that work with clay, created in preparation for her book, What Makes a Potter/Functional Pottery in America Today, Schiffer Publishing, 2018. Several interviews have corresponding transcripts. Entire collection consists of born digital records.

Biographical/Historical Note

Janet Kolpos is an art historian and author. Koplos is the co-author of Makers: A History of American Studio Craft, an honorary fellow of the American Craft Council, and a contributing editor to Art in America magazine, where she was a staff editor for 18 years.


The collection was donated in 2019 by Janet Koplos.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

How to Cite This Collection

Janet Koplos interviews with craft artists, 2011-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.