NC Artist Featured in New Episode of Craft in America on PBS

Raleigh, N.C. (Dec. 19, 2019) — Sculptor Cristina Córdova, who lives and works in Penland, N.C., will be featured in an upcoming segment of Craft in America on PBS on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.

Córdova, a 2005 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Grant recipient, is featured in IDENTITY, a new episode of Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series discovering the beauty, significance, and relevance of handmade objects and the artists who make them.

She completed her BA at the University of Puerto Rico in 1998 then received her MFA in ceramics from Alfred University, N.Y. in 2002. She has since received numerous grants and awards, including a Virginia Groot Foundation Recognition Grant, several International Association of Art Critics of Puerto Rico awards, and in 2015 the prestigious United States Artist Fellowship award.

In 2012, Córdova was included in the Renwick’s 40th-anniversary exhibition “40 Under 40: Craft Futures,” and in 2018, her most recent solo exhibition “Jungla,” was featured at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, N.Y. Córdova’s work is in the permanent collection of numerous institutions including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., the Colección Acosta de San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, N.C., and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto Rico. Her work is represented by Ferrin Contemporary, Ma. For more information visit her website at

The other featured artists are Diego Romero, Cara Romero, and Wendy Maruyama

For more than a decade, Craft in America has taken viewers on cultural journeys across this nation, honoring the multiplicity of traditions that have come to define our country. Craft in America: IDENTITY will premiere on PBS on Friday, December 27, 2019, at 10 p.m. (check local listings).

You can watch a clip of Córdova here:

Here is a short clip on the episode: