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Read “Hands on Shoes” Online!

February 9, 2010

Here it is, available to read online! But you really should pick up a hard copy too — it’s such a good magazine.

Hands on Shoes by Amy Shaw

Feb/Mar 2010, p. 32-33

Cover of the Feb/Mar 2010 issue

Shoes handmade by the Cordwainers in Deerfield, NH

Boot handmade by CYDWOQ in Burbank, CA

P.S. – It isn’t noted in the article, but Jae took all the pics at the Cordwainers!


Craft: Still a Dirty Word?

October 16, 2009
Jenny Hart's embroidered "logo" for the recent documentary Handmade Nation

Jenny Hart design for Faythe Levine's documentary

My first piece for the new art blogazine Hyperallergic posted last night!

The teaser: In an age of DIY transformations, Etsy domination and artisanal homemade chocolates sold at hip flea markets, is CRAFT still a dirty word? Brooklynite Amy Shaw reflects on her years of experience in the field and thinks about the world of craft in general.

It’s great timing, what with the American Craft Council conference happening right now and all. (More on that later… I’m sooo tired tonight and might not post ’til tomorrow.)

Read the whole article right here….

Congrats on the launch, Hrag!