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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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