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.
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...
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.
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.