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Traditional crafts that deserve a revival

We all live in the world of screens. Virtual life took over our everyday. But there is still something appealing in creating things with your own hands and using the methods that our ancestors used. Here is a list of a craft for you to try at home or take[…]

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Why DIY is good for you

World is full of technology and wonderful stuff; we do not need to think of where it comes from or how to do it. Granted, you can look up many interesting manufacturing facts on the internet, but there’s no replicating the feeling you get when making something with your own[…]

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The History of Japanese Art – Part 2

Japanese art has a rich history, over the centuries the Japanese way of painting used many techniques and styles that represented their culture and made Japan one of the most influential art producers of the world. Such a technique is sumi, which means ink picture. It is a combination of[…]

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The History of Japanese Art – Part 1

Arts and crafts in Japan has a wonderful history; like its culture, Japan has a vast tradition and many of its styles have been greatly influenced by the great Japanese artists. For many hundreds of years Japan was isolated partly due to its geographical position, but also because of its[…]

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The History of Pottery

People get confused over what is pottery and what are ceramics but in essence they are all the same thing. They are items made from clay, and usually are cups, cooking pots, dishes, plates, bowls etc. As a material clay is inexpensive and has made a fantastic base material for[…]

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Craft Artists

Craft artists can take paint, objects and various materials to create pieces that are both expressive and unique. They often use a variety of tools, techniques and materials to create their art. The objects could be functional such as textiles, glassware, ceramics, but they could also be completely decorative and[…]

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The Origins of Mingei

For hundreds of years Japanese art has used natural materials in their art and crafts, bamboo, clay, wood is used in abundance to make everyday items such as stoneware pots to lacquered wooden cabinets. This Arts & Crafts movement started as far back as the Edo Period which stretched from[…]

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The Arts & Crafts Movement

The Arts & Crafts movement started in the UK around the late 1800’s and was one of the most profound and influential design artistic movements of the time. Although it started in Britain it spread like wildfire and became popular in America and all across Europe and  even worked its[…]

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Starting Out in Amateur Dramatics

Many people come to amateur dramatics late in life and the big question is, Do You Need Acting Experience for Amateur Dramatics? The short answer to this is, no, as a great number of amateur dramatic societies have many members that have had no acting experience whatsoever, say perhaps from[…]

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Famous Craft Markets Around the World – Part 2

In part one of our journey to discover some of the very best craft markets in the world we traveled to France, Thailand and Turkey. In this blog we continue our search to discover even more gems that represent the best local societies make and sell. ChiChi – Guatemala Chichicastenago[…]

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