50,000 years ago a caveman took earth from a riverbed and shaped it into a bowl. The material remains the same, but the skills and talents of craft artists have made it more. So can you!
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ďA gift from natureĒ is how many woodworkers see their material Ė and their responsibility to make beautiful objects from the wood they harvest. Itís also one of the most accessible crafts for the average person.
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From American Indians to Paul Revere to today, metalworkers hold a special place in our history, developing designs and objects that have stood the test of time. Itís a craft thatís not just artistry, but science as well.
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Itís been worn, displayed Ė even used as money Ė by civilizations around the world and throughout time. In the right hands what starts as simple sand can become a work of art.
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Itís kept us warm and dry, and let us carry or store our goods and possessions. Read about fiberís long, long history Ė and the many ways you can enjoy making things from it Ė clothing, quilts, baskets, and more.
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Books open out, pop up, and engage in ways that stretch the imagination of maker and viewer alike, with printmaking experiencing its own renaissance. See what artists are up to, how they got there, and how to try your hand at it.
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