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Amy Umbel and Brien Beidler
Cut the Craft
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0 stars from 39 ratings
Cutting the craft
Thank you Amy and Brian for an excellent series. Guest are interesting and entertaining, serious about their respective crafts yet not taking things too seriously. Though my interest is mostly in woodworking I have found the other crafts features similarly enthralling. Well done you two. Keep...Read full review »
lorelai fecking west via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/23/20
Delightful
Amy and Brien are fun hosts who do a great job guiding informative and entertaining interviews. I appreciate how they ask guests to explain processes and lingo that someone who is unfamiliar with a particular medium or technique might not know. This is a great listen for people interested in the...Read full review »
kiss-ten via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/20
Fantastic!
This is a wonderful podcast on handcraft! Amy and Brien, being craftspeople themselves, ask really interesting and intuitive questions and somehow manage to allow someone unfamiliar with a craft to get a grasp on what is being discussed but simultaneously go deeper into their subject's craft....Read full review »
joe in grand marais via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/20
Recent Episodes
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...
Published 06/30/20
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.
Published 06/16/20
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.
Published 06/09/20
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