A Love Affair with Clay: Challenges and VictoriesRead more
Rachel Biel talks about her love affair with clay and how challenging it is to succeed as a ceramic artist.…
Handcrafted Wood: Contemporary Art and Historical ObjectsRead more
We take a look at three types of handcrafted wood uses found on Artizan Made: contemporary work, recycled use and…
The Value of Recycling in our Handmade CommunityRead more
Artizan Made takes a look at the importance of recycling in our handmade community and what the impact is on…
Art Quilts for Home or Office, Textile Heaven!Read more
Meet our art quilters on Artizan Made! As works of art, grace and elegance make any of these art quilts…
“Art is Like Breathing” by Rita Summers of Gone RusticRead more
Rita Summers of Gone Rustic Gallery wrote a short poem about how art is like breathing for her. Enjoy learning…
Decorating for the Holidays with HandmadeRead more
Decorating for the Holidays with handmade is great fun! Bring meaning and creativity into your home and enjoy a one-of-a-kind…
Hot Moon Collection Travels the WorldRead more
Gabrielle Ruvolo, or Gaby, tells a bit of her story and what she loves about running the Hot Moon Collection,…
Artizan Made Video: ObjectsRead more
In our second Artizan Made video, Objects, we feature our hands holding an object, set to the song written for…
Our first Artizan Made video!Read more
We have our first Artizan Made video! The talented 80 Bug made us a song which will be our theme for this year. She has a beautiful voice and such a great spirit! She also makes her own things by hand, including some of the musical instruments she uses, so she knew exactly what we are about!
Check it out:
Maybe we can get her to add more verses down the road. It’s a catchy tune, don’t you think?
The most important thing is that it captures the spirit of our Artizan Made shops: the handmade process and all of the years of training that go into making these products. Although the video is short, I hope that it brings across the message that what we do is an essential part of our human history and that we should continue to do it. In order to make a living at it, we need our partners: the shoppers who don’t want everything to be the same, who value the time and effort and talent that goes into making a great product.
You can see all of our Artizan shops on our home page. Click on the thumbnails to see their portfolios and then follow their links.
Please share the video with your people and encourage them to come visit, too! Let’s make this a celebration of handmade!
Video: Chatting With Diane McGregor of Castilleja CottonRead more
Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts chats with Diane McGregor of Castilleja Cotton about her quilting designs and passion for art quilts:
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