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Watch “Painting for Eternity”

By The Craftsmanship Initiative

For anyone who appreciates the intricately decorated walls and ceilings found in many Old World houses of worship, some of the finest examples of...

Watch “The Art of the Hat”


An homage, in film, to a third-generation Italian artisan—the last maker of the traditional, handcarved wooden shapes that are used as hat blocks....

Watch “The Book Doctor”


Master book restorer Pietro Livi couldn’t find the right equipment to save large numbers of Italy’s priceless, flood-damaged texts....

Watch “The Violins of Cremona”

By Craftsmanship Quarterly

Since the 16th century, Cremona’s luthiers—including Stradivari himself—have been using a particularly resonant wood from Paneveggio, known as...

Watch “Master of the Chair”

By Craftsmanship Quarterly

In this short video, we watch Boggs use (and discuss) his wood rail bender, which does the work that normally requires two or three people. After...

Watch “Stairway to Heaven”

By The Prince's Foundation

The Minbar of Salah ad Din, a mosque in Jerusalem, has been one of the most famous examples of Islamic architecture and design in the Islamic...

Watch “The Intelligent Hand”

By Trevor Marchand

While students at The Building Crafts College of East London work, they tell Trevor Marchand, an anthropologist, why craftsmanship matters to them....

Watch “Tour guide: Hugo Kohl”

By Craftsmanship Quarterly

Through years of painstaking, costly, and often fruitless detective work, Hugo Kohl has rescued an era of early American jewelry manufacturing...