Art + Craft

Impressed by Idealism

Impressed by Idealism

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Putting a happy stamp on the Arts & Crafts Movement As a child in Tokyo, Yoshiko Yamamoto was constantly sketching. She drew more than…

Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

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Woodworker accomplishes beautiful complexity with salvaged material Craftmaking is often a collaborative endeavor, as Asheville woodworker Randy Hintz can testify. Twenty-five years ago, while he…

The Mothers of Christmas 

The Mothers of Christmas 

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Apple Country Woodcrafters’ women members make the decorative difference Judy Nicholson is an unlikely elf.  A retired mechanical engineer, Nicholson never studied under Santa’s tutelage,…

Tiny Chairs for Big Collectors

Tiny Chairs for Big Collectors

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Career miniaturist is sought by enthusiasts around the world Photo by: Sunny Lockwood Tiny furniture is not just for children’s doll houses. Aficionados and…

Forging a Custom Identity

Forging a Custom Identity

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New design studio illuminates a different side of Lexington Glassworks A few years ago, Lexington Glassworks, the festive public studio where drop-in visitors can…

For Breweries and Barons

For Breweries and Barons

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Chandeliers illuminate the grand potential of salvaged objects  Robert Nicholas sees promise where others don’t.  Last December, for instance, Nicholas transformed a deserted warehouse in…

String Theory

String Theory

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Kimberly English considers the world, one stitch at a time By: Alison Fields Kimberly English has a lot of ideas about cloth. She’s an artist…

Grounded in Southern Hospitality

Grounded in Southern Hospitality

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Potter’s charming vessels are based on rag rugs Stephen Biggerstaff is not a person wary of getting his hands dirty. In fact, he built…

Hot Take

Hot Take

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Encaustics artist declares devotion to one medium  Mchelle Hamilton doesn’t remember the first time she encountered encaustics — just that the meeting seemed long…

The Space-Time Continuum

The Space-Time Continuum

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Inventor’s clocks fill the wall (and the conversation) Lindsay Morris isn’t quite sure what the inspiration was for his unusual linear clocks — a…