The longest-serving editor of American Craft magazine and a monumental figure in the history of the ACC, Lois Moran died from natural causes in New York City shortly after Christmas. She was a tireless proponent of the field of American craft, and her influence has been felt by all of us at ACC even if we did not have the honor or opportunity to work with her. 

Help Us Honor Lois’ Legacy With a New Award

In recognition of Lois Moran’s devotion to American Craft magazine, gifts made in her honor will create the Lois Moran Award for Craft Writing to recognize writers who are committed to moving the craft conversation forward. The first award will be presented in Fall 2021.

Read More About Lois’ Life and Work

Joyce Lovelace, who worked closely with Lois as a staff and contributing editor for American Craft magazine, has written a touching tribute to Lois. Read about her remarkable life, work, and legacy on our website.

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Lois Moran Award for Craft Writing

by American Craft Council


The longest-serving editor of American Craft magazine and a monumental figure in the history of the ACC, Lois Moran died from natural causes in New York City shortly after Christmas. She was a tireless proponent of the field of American craft, and her influence has been felt by all of us at ACC even if we did not have the honor or opportunity to work with her. 

Help Us Honor Lois’ Legacy With a New Award

In recognition of Lois Moran’s devotion to American Craft magazine, gifts made in her honor will create the Lois Moran Award for Craft Writing to recognize writers who are committed to moving the craft conversation forward. The first award will be presented in Fall 2021.

Read More About Lois’ Life and Work

Joyce Lovelace, who worked closely with Lois as a staff and contributing editor for American Craft magazine, has written a touching tribute to Lois. Read about her remarkable life, work, and legacy on our website.