Tag: craft

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June 14, 2016

Returning to the potter’s wheel, Jane Gross shares learnings on embracing uncertainty and lack of control, in ceramics and in life.

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May 28, 2016

To write is to bare your soul to a critical world. A writer reflects on the bravery to reject shame and pursue the creative crafts.

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March 25, 2016

Being a published writer, especially of books, is a celebrated marker of accomplishment in our culture. But is it the only way to leave our mark? Courtney Martin with some helpful advice for the struggling writer, or for uncovering a better channel for our creative drive.

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March 21, 2016

In an era of abundance and access, it’s easy to lose sight of the vitality of household things. An author looks back in order to look forward at the humility of thrift and the humanity of objects.

Screen grab of The Coffinmaker
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July 1, 2013

A thoughtful meditation by a craftsman-philosopher who contemplates the human condition through the building of simple, hand-tooled coffins.

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July 9, 2012

“I picked up a camera in journalism class, and it was truly spiritual.” We’ve had the honor of working with Ann Marsden many times over the years. Her passion for her craft inspired all of us at On Being, and we’ll miss her deeply.

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December 25, 2010

“Waiting for a Train” in Régua, Portugal (photo: Rosino/Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons) I nearly stood up my very first…

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August 3, 2010

Simply a wonderful, four-minute film about the value of handwork and experiencing the world.