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The Art of Chickening: Whimsical Designs, Serious Craftsmanship
According to Sally Jane Linville, the egg came first. Well, at least it does at The City Girl Farm studio in Kansas City, Missouri, where Linville has perfected what she ...
January 21, 2022
Trade Secrets: Crafts of the Colonial Era
The bustling streets of a prosperous town in colonial America featured a variety of homes, businesses, and shops. ...
January 18, 2022
Cast in Stone, That Is, Iron
For a growing number of American households, Teflon-coated pans, copper pots, or anything else for that matter other ...
January 10, 2022
Classic Cars Still Have a Place at Modern Motor Show
The IAA mobility show is about to start in Munich, southern Germany. The show was previously held every ...
September 6, 2021
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Procuring an American Masterpiece
One Friday afternoon in December 2013, estate sales specialist Robin Psota got tipped off about a trove of ...
April 26, 2021
Making Handmade Alligator Watch Strap
This handmade leather watch strap making process is absolutely amazing!
July 12, 2020
Epoch Inspired Staff
Elegance Restored: The Bookbinder’s Craft
There it sits on a bookshelf in the den, that 150-year-old King James Bible once owned by your ...
January 2, 2020
Brian Flintoff, Master Carver of Maori Musical Instruments
Until some 40 years ago, traditional Maori music was thought to be all but lost. Then Brian Flintoff, ...
November 6, 2019
How Romance Created Clay Bas-Relief Portraiture
“Parting is such sweet sorrow,” said Shakespeare’s Juliet, expressing in a few short words a romantic sentiment that ...
October 14, 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
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
Turning The Tables On Tradition; The Man Who Makes Expandable Furniture
If you’ve ever seen an expandable piece of exquisite furniture (most often tables), you may have found yourself ...
April 22, 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
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
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
16 Exhibitions: ‘Crafting a More Human Future’
For centuries, master artisans all over Europe have made exquisite objects by hand. These objects are as individual ...
September 13, 2018
The ‘Venetian Way’: The Motion of Fine Craftsmanship in Still Life
Textures, colors, and time-honored techniques from workshops and ateliers where fine fabrics, tailored costumes, and traditional lace are ...
September 4, 2018
Curator’s Notes: Qianlong Period Miniature Chinese Garden
Dr. Robert Blyth, senior curator of world and maritime history at the National Maritime Museum in London, shares ...
August 27, 2018
80 Dragons Return to London’s 18th-Century Pagoda
No one knows where the dragons went. In 1762, 80 gilded dragons adorned the Kew Gardens Great Pagoda ...
August 14, 2018
The Minack Theatre Experience: It Started With Shakespeare
Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet air, that give delight and hurt ...
August 12, 2018
AtelierGK Firenze: Books Bound by Tradition
FLORENCE, ITALY—Walking through the heart of Florence’s historic quarter, up the narrow street of Borgo San Frediano renowned ...
August 10, 2018
A Traditional Luthier’s Tale: From Tree Trunk to Guitar
“You’d have a job spotting the repair,” said luthier Alex Potter of A.S. Potter Instruments. “I had to ...
August 6, 2018
Curator’s Notes: ‘Venus Rising From the Waves,’ a 16th-Century Agate Cameo
As curator of decorative arts at the Holburne Museum in Bath, England, Catrin Jones tells us about the ...
July 24, 2018
The Fate of Rush Matting in the Hands of Felicity Irons
Felicity Irons is one of the last rush matters working in the UK and runs the only business ...
July 23, 2018
The Gentlemanly Stone: A Passion for Jade at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In China, the most beloved and revered hard stone of all is jade, a symbol of purity and ...
July 1, 2018
Jade Artist Ying-Hsiang Hsu on Drawing From Life and Nature
“If your heart is like a pool of clear water, every moment in your life can serve as ...
June 26, 2018
Tennis Australia Lifts Its Ban on Peng Shuai T-shirts Following Widespread Backlash
Dow Drops Over 1,000 Points Monday, Stocks Extend Losses Before Making Same-Day Turnaround
Over 1,500 Sign Petition to Abolish Student-Athlete COVID-19 Booster Mandate
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FDA Restricts Use of 2 Monoclonal Antibody Treatments
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Imprisoned Activist in Vietnam ‘Secretly’ Sent to Psychiatric Hospital, Says Family Member
‘Chinese Communist Party Is Not Our Friend’: Kanter Freedom Spotlights Human Rights Ahead of Beijing Olympics
Tennis Australia Is ‘Capitulating’ to China Over Peng Shuai: Tennis Great Martina Navratilova
The Post Office’s Law Enforcement Arm Is Expanding Its Surveillance Powers
Massachusetts Bill Would Give Pro-Life Taxpayers an Opt-Out for Abortion Funding
New Movie ‘Unsilenced’ Brings Hope to Southern Californians