I was thrilled to discover in the June-July issue of American Craft (as I write this, the April/May issue is still online, but hopefully the new one will be available on the website soon) an article about Binh Pho, who was featured in my favorite documentary, Last Days in Vietnam (about the evacuation of the American embassy in Saigon in April 1975). Pho was one of the Vietnamese left behind by the last U.S. helicopter and spent a year in a re-education camp before making his way to America, on his 4th attempt, as one of the boat people. He has turned into a very successful American craftmaker both in wood and glass. (In addition, he has a day job working for Eaton Corporation.) His work ethics is second to none: on Saturdays he spends 14 hours in his studio practicing his art, in addition to several hours every weekday after dinner, and shorter hours on Sundays. Pho is such an inspiring figure both on historical grounds and on artistic grounds. In the words of the American Craft article: "Today Pho, a youthful 60, is known for his distinctive turned vessels, painted and pierced with imagery reflecting his Asian roots, his journey to the West and his love of nature." You can see more of his art on his Facebook page.