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5 Street Artists Proving Calligraphy is Thriving in the Modern World

By Gaynor Strachan Chun
June 28, 2017

Image: Neils ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Village Underground, Moniker Arts Fair, 2012, London. When you hear the word “calligraphy,” what comes to…

Climate Change Fixes Start With Us

By Amy Adams
June 2, 2017

Change never happens from a top-down mandate of any single individual. Change begins as local actions by individuals who are…

Reflections on a Craftswoman

By Rashid Darden
May 10, 2017

We welcome our first guest blogger, Rashid Darden, novelist, teacher, and National President of Gamma Xi Phi, www.gammaxiphi.com. Rashid originally…

Why the Art of the Word is More Important Than Ever

By Gaynor Strachan Chun
April 19, 2017

Wired Magazine, UK, recently published an interesting article, “Humans May Speak a Universal Language.” The article explores how the sounds we…

Your Signature, Your Identity

By Gaynor Strachan Chun
April 18, 2017

We spend a lot of time typing these days, which isn’t really writing in the traditional sense. Yet even for…

What is Craftsmanship?

By Gaynor Strachan Chun
April 17, 2017

In our inaugural blog, this seems like a particularly good question to ask—especially given all the current marketing hype around…

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News

OUR SPRING ISSUE:

Our Spring Issue , on "Education's Lost Foundation," begins by looking at how futurists see education changing to met tomorrow's jobs. We then go to Rhode Island, where one woman is bringing back the art and power of play; and to Italy and Portugal to chronicle some innovative ways to rehabilitate criminals and drug addicts.

The issue ends on a lighter note, with "The Norwegian Sweater Detective," our profile of a woman who has dedicated her life to preserving the designs and meaning behind Nordic sweater traditions.

Craftsmanship Podcasts

LISTEN TO OUR ARTICLES. We recently launched our first series of audio stories, narrated by several of San Francisco’s American Contemporary Theater (A.C.T.) MFA students. More will be posted in the coming weeks.

Coming Soon

THE CRAFTSMANSHIP MAP. Many of you have asked us about work-shops, studios, and schools where you can learn a craft or hone skills in your chosen craft. While doing our research, we discovered that a comprehensive source for this information does not yet exist. So, we are setting out to create one. We will bring you more details soon.