The Real Deal

I interact with people around my work and artisinal work in general, I notice in them an anti-machine bias. For instance, I might receive a gracious compliment about my furniture followed by the statement: “It’s so nice to see people hand making furniture.”  Likewise, a presentation by noted artists in our area always seems to begin with how Western civilization ran

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At One

There is no shortcut in the process of coming together between maker and user.  In the world of wood artisanship, there is a sense that building by hand somehow puts more of the maker in a piece, and thus, moves him or her closer to the user of the work. The basic problem with this is what does “hand made” mean?  I’ve

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