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Byron Young

Young has been turning wood for 50 years. “I was a medic in the Air Force back in the 1960s, and now I’m telling my age,” he says with a laugh. “It seems like I’ve always worked with wood, and I’ve really gotten into it in the last 20 years or so.” Read more

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Angela Minor

“Making jewelry is really and truly something I love to do,” states Margaret Parker, North Carolina silversmith. “And I work in my basement,” she says with a smile. Read more

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Angela Minor

The beauty of the hand-crafted—of wood, glass, clay, metal, fabric or stone—is exceeded perhaps only by the sensory pleasure of holding the item in your hands. Read more

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Angela Minor

The bedcover we know as a quilt is much more than the sum of its parts. In the Southern mountains, and across the globe, quilters hold a sacred place as documentarians of culture. Read more

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Angela Minor

Eleven years ago, groups of college exchange students traveled 7,700 miles from the U.S. to the town of Jingdezhen in southern China. On that trip Seth Guzovsky and Andrea Denniston first met… and then went their separate ways. Read more

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Angela Minor

For Kimberley Adams of Tiger, Georgia, a career as a glass artist began when she was 28 and starting her family. Read more

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Angela Minor

Warren May, creator of some 18,736 dulcimers (and counting), is considered a musical instrument-making rock star. Read more

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Angela Minor

For over a decade, Basket has worked in the region and across the country educating and inspiring survival groups, earth skills gatherings, herb collectives, and members of the Catawba Nation, among others. Read more

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Bill Rozday

Our readers nominated more than 50 crafters for mentions in the magazine. Bob and Mary McIntire’s business was touted more than a half dozen times. Read more

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Quiet-loving chairmaker Curtis Buchanan long ago traded his power tools for a sledgehammer and a drawknife. Read more

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Brent McGuirt

It’s that first afternoon that feels like snow. That westerly breeze that leaves no doubt a new season is about to arrive. Our contributing photographers were there to capture it. Read more

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The Biltmore Company

George W. Vanderbilt III saw to every detail before welcoming family and friends to the 1895 holiday season. Alas, no known photographs of the celebrations survive. Read more

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How a boyhood fascination led to a man’s connection with a red-tailed hawk. Read more

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Kentucky Dept. for Libraries & Archives

During the Depression, they delivered books and other reading materials in remote rural areas, to people with no other access to the world of reading. Read more

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Angela Minor

Under the guidance of president Brenda Anders, the Dogwood Crafters Co-op in Dillsboro, North Carolina, has been going strong since 1976. Read more

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Hailey Hudson

In between Blairsville and Young Harris, Georgia, is a hidden treasure that you wouldn’t expect to find on the side of the road along Georgia 515: Sleepy Hollow Enterprises, a whimsical fairy garden straight from the imagination of Art Millican Jr. Read more

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Dr. Casey Kerrigan was a tenured professor at the University of Virginia. She quit to pursue her dream of revolutionizing women’s footwear. Read more

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Tal Galton

A boyhood love of reptiles led ecotour company owner Tal Galton to a lifelong exploration of nature. Read more

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As president of the International Storytelling Center, Sirah brings a rich and international appreciation to the concept of story as a path to unity. Read more

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The sights and sounds of the big game are still distinct more than four decades later, and live again each fall. Read more

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