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Patricia Lovett on Beautiful Lettering and Illumination
Scribe Patricia Lovett writes calligraphy and paints illuminations at her home studio in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. But she originally learned the art of lettering out of frustration. Lovett studied geography ...
October 16, 2019
Jewelers to Kings and Queens
The Kasliwals are not just a dynasty of jewelers, but an imperial one. Their story goes back to ...
September 11, 2019
Treasures From a Well Made Book
NEW YORK—The oldest book that Jeff Peachey has worked on was a papyrus fragment from over 2,000 years ...
September 5, 2019
Kyoto: Capital of Artistic Imagination
Rich with culture and brimming with history, Kyoto is often considered the heart of Japan. A stroll through ...
September 3, 2019
Only in Florence: The Artistry of Semiprecious Stone Paintings
Everyone who enters the Scarpelli Mosaici workshop in Florence, Italy, is told the story of “commesso Fiorentino” or ...
August 14, 2019
The Lasting Impression of Letterpress Printing
Today, Bowne is home to 34 presses, 18 of which are in regular use, largely from the late ...
August 7, 2019
The Imperfections of Life Expressed in Handmade Craft
The handcrafting process is often slow because it isn't only about the skills, but the heart the creator ...
July 31, 2019
Horologist Jim Michaels Is Keeping Time, History Alive
"I like ... taking something that hasn't worked for 150 years and bringing it back to life," says ...
July 21, 2019
Hida Sangyo: Creating Masterpieces That Transcend Time
Nestled near the Northern Japanese Alps of Gifu prefecture, Hida Takayama (known locally as Hida) is one of ...
July 18, 2019
The Centuries-Old French Tradition of Making Pots With Clay, Rope, and Wood
The photographs show an almost quintessential French landscape, where a vast expanse of green grass disappears into a ...
June 6, 2019
The qipao’s sleek and elegant form is an image widely associated with Chinese style and aesthetic. And beyond ...
May 17, 2019
The Guarneri ‘Il Cannone’ Comes to Columbus, Ohio
It could be something out of “Mission Impossible.” Only under armed guard, chaperoned by a conservator, and kept in ...
May 14, 2019
Curator’s Notes: Te Aika Hei Tiki
Corban Te Aika, curator of human history (Matauranga Maori) at the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand, shares ...
May 3, 2019
Pounamu: New Zealand’s Beloved Greenstone
Slowly, slowly, years of erosion gently unlock pieces of greenstone into the Te Wai Pounamu: the greenstone waters ...
April 23, 2019
Florida’s ‘Knights’ Displays Exquisite European Craftsmanship
The Sunshine State plays host to "Knights," an exhibition at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, ...
April 11, 2019
The Disappearing Art of Vanishing Fore-Edge Painting
“Wow! I didn’t see that coming.” For over 40 years, these have been the words that fore-edge painter ...
April 2, 2019
Celebrate UK Heritage Crafts
What do watchmaking, commercial papermaking, piano making, and scissor making all have in common? They’re all traditional heritage ...
March 21, 2019
Art and Design Schools Must Cultivate Creators, Not Theorists
A sadly common refrain about young people today is that they are coddled, entitled, self-absorbed, and tech-addicted. But as ...
March 11, 2019
Holding On to Heritage Crafts
Traditional craftsmanship is diminishing worldwide. We wouldn’t let our museum collections decay and disappear, so why do we ...
February 20, 2019
Petronella Oortman and Her Giant Dolls’ House
A 17th-century dolls’ house must number among the more unusual source “texts” through which we can find out ...
February 19, 2019
‘Violins of Hope’ Share Their Secrets and Their Music
String instruments are exceptional pieces of artwork that seem to be forever imprinted by their past, and maybe ...
February 7, 2019
The Silversmith: An Endangered Traditional Craftsman
FLORENCE, Italy—If your idea of silverware is mere platters and other flatware such as forks, knives, and spoons, ...
January 24, 2019
10 great ideas for DIY bookshelves, #3 will have you wondering!
Do you face the problem of having too many books with no place to put them? There are many cheap and ...
December 14, 2018
Struthers Watchmakers: A Partnership in Marriage and Timepieces
The future of British luxury watchmaking can be found in the past via award-winning Struthers Watchmakers. The Struthers ...
November 29, 2018
Piece of Eiffel Tower Staircase Sells for 169,000 Euros in Paris Auction
PARIS—A piece of the original spiral staircase from the Eiffel Tower, Paris’s most famous attraction, was sold for ...
November 28, 2018
The Sense and Sensibility of a Virtuoso Violin Maker
FLORENCE, Italy—If you are lucky, you may hear this workshop before you see it. Dulcet sounds have been ...
November 3, 2018
Paul Crowley: The Violin Maestro of Brooklyn
NEW YORK–A nondescript two-story walk-up building sits smack in the middle of Dean Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, ...
November 2, 2018
Chinese National Sentenced for Scheme to Export Military, Space Technology to China
Impeachment Inquiry Could Result in Unreliable Conclusions If Due Process Is Not Granted: Legal Analyst
Two MS-13 Members Charged in Killing of 16-Year-Old Whose Body Was Found in River
15 Killed, Over a Dozen Injured After Dam Collapsed at Russian Gold Mine
State Department Review of Clinton Emails Cites 38 People for Mishandling Classified Information
Johnson Defiant After British Parliament Votes to Force Brexit Delay
Hunter Biden Received Over $83,000 a Month for Work in Ukraine: Report