November 2011

Builders of the World

Craftspeople make useful things. Be it boats, clothes, furniture, or tools, the thing is made with care and concern for its ultimate use, and it is an expression of the aptitude and sensibility of the maker. People are increasingly attracted to craftwork and consumers are making choices more intimately aware of the quality and origins of the things they purchase, use, and consume. Craftsmanship and its close sibling, Artisanship, are on the rise.