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Have you ever looked at potters smiling from their booth at the farmers’ market and wondered: “what’s their deal?” Have you ever considered whose hands are behind the wooden chair you're sitting on? How about those fancy kitchen knives you admire?

Cut the Craft is a podcast that brings stories of handcraft and its makers to you. Perhaps you are a craftsperson looking for a fresh perspective, or a newcomer to handmade things; no matter your starting point, your hosts Amy Umbel and Brien Beidler are here to cut the craft.

Cut the Craft Amy Umbel and Brien Beidler

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Have you ever looked at potters smiling from their booth at the farmers’ market and wondered: “what’s their deal?” Have you ever considered whose hands are behind the wooden chair you're sitting on? How about those fancy kitchen knives you admire?

Cut the Craft is a podcast that brings stories of handcraft and its makers to you. Perhaps you are a craftsperson looking for a fresh perspective, or a newcomer to handmade things; no matter your starting point, your hosts Amy Umbel and Brien Beidler are here to cut the craft.

    Episode 006: Dawson Moore

    Episode 006: Dawson Moore

    Recorded April 8, 2020. Dawson Moore is a green woodworker based in Michigan who spends his days carving kitchen utensils and a variety of other wooden items such as cups, chopsticks, and chairs. For Dawson, enjoying the process is a prerequisite to...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 005: Erin Fletcher

    Episode 005: Erin Fletcher

    Erin Fletcher is a bookbinder from Boston Massachusetts. She focuses on unique bindings that incorporate fiber arts in books that have text. She splits her time between working for clients and creating unique works of art for exhibitions. She expands on...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 004: Tim Manney

    Episode 004: Tim Manney

    In this interview, Tim Manney takes co-hosts Amy and Brien on a ten year quest to make one chair while talking toolmaking, gait specialists, and the horrors of cold water submersion.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Side Projects: "The Hand: At the Heart of Craft"

    Side Projects: "The Hand: At the Heart of Craft"

    For their first Side Project, Amy and Brien share an excerpt from Bruce Metcalf's article "The Hand: At the Heart of Craft." They also tell you what Side Projects is all about.

    • 30 min
    Episode 003: Courtney Martin

    Episode 003: Courtney Martin

    In this interview, Amy and Brien talk pots and piracy with fiery ceramicist Courtney Martin.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 002: Beth Homa-Kraus

    Episode 002: Beth Homa-Kraus

    In this interview, Amy and Brien engage in some filthy basket talk with Beth Homa-Kraus, aka Birch Bark Beth. Among many other things, they learn about the sweetly seductive taste of inner bark and a new, guinea pig-based system of measurement.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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