Episode Info

The role that crafts play in holiday traditions and winter observances is explored. Included: Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, which creates a "12 Days of Christmas" ornament; Chicago-based artist Babatunde, who makes kinaras (candle holders) for Kwanzaa; woodblock artist Yoshiko Yamamoto, who creates a special "Winter Cardinals" card; and ceramic artist Nawal Motawi, who translates Yamamoto's design to tile. Also: the crafts behind the Chinese New Year celebration in San Francisco.