Elevation of crafts and craftspeople and the belief that crafts could
transform everyday life were the core ideas that sustained Webb from the
beginning of her career in the 1930s until its close in the 1970s. Celebration of
the human spirit and beauty of creation were central to her mission. Her efforts to
professionalize the field were instrumental to gaining respect and admiration for
the crafts and key to each of the institutions she helped establish. Her
commitment to the craftsman and to excellence in the crafts field contributed to
her status as a revered icon of the American crafts movement.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Masters of Arts
Corcoran College of Art + Design (Washington, D.C.)
Masters Theses from the Corcoran College of Art + Design
The Corcoran College of Art + Design has non-exclusive publication rights. Permission is granted to quote from the thesis with the customary acknowledgement of the source. Copyright for each article is retained by the author. Republication in any form requires permission from the author of the thesis.