American Craft digital producer Andrew Ranallo travelled down to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, home to woodturner Dennis Stelz. When the Vietnam veteran and champion marksman lost his vision in 2009, he fell into a deep depression. In this first-of-its-kind feature video, hear from the artist himself on why he says woodturning saved his life.
Each year at the American Craft Council shows we pick a theme and match a group of interior designers with ACC show artists in each of our four show cities to create craft-inspired vignettes on display at the shows. See how the rooms come together to highlight the synergy between craft and design and hear from the participants themselves.