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Western NC is pushing a program called \"Handmade in America,\" which organizers hope will expand the crafts industry and transform the economically depressed region into the crafts center of America.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 52 Issue 5, May 1994, p8-10, il
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2856
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In an age of mass-production technology, traditional craftsmen continue to practice their art across the state. They learn their skills from more experienced craftspersons or from schools, like the Penland School of Crafts.
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Each summer upwards of 400 art connoisseurs, gallery owners, collectors, museum directors, and foundation heads converge on Penland in Mitchell County. They come for the Annual Benefit Auction, now in its 15th year, of works created at the world-renowned Penland School of Crafts. The auction raised $236,000 in 2000, and all the money supports Penland's programs and studies. Founded in 1929 by Lucy Morgan, the school has forty campus buildings and offers workshops in ten crafts.
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Working on her turntable, Betty Kendall of Haywood County makes small lifelike animals out of clay. Her husband, Jim, makes jars and bowls on which Betty mounts her animals. Currently, the Kendall's work can be purchased at fifteen sales outlets in five states.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 8, Jan 1981, p12-13, il
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26729
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Downtown Wilson has a rich history of the tobacco industry. Nearly a century ago Wilson boasted being “The World’s Largest Bright Leaf Tobacco Market.” Artisans today are trying to repurpose Wilson’s tobacco heritage in creating unique art projects.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 3, August 2016, p54, 56, 58, 60-61, il Periodical Website
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28519
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A growing number of bean-to-bar chocolate makers in North Carolina purchase cacao beans from international cooperatives and create signature chocolates to sell in local shops. Several of these artisan chocolatiers are helping their local economy, and winning awards at national and international competitions.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 49 Issue 2, Feb 2017, p26-27, il, por Periodical Website
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28801
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The North Carolina Lantern Festival will be held in Cary, where artisans will gather to craft detailed lanterns to celebrate Chinese New Year. Many of the smaller pieces featured in the festival are constructed in China, but all of the lanterns and large pieces are made on site.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 49, Dec 2016, p26, il Periodical Website
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31090
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From colorful blown glass and rich textiles to intricate decoy carving and artful baskets, North Carolina is known around the world for its high-quality crafts. The Celebration of North Carolina Crafts, as proclaimed by Governor Michael F. Easley, showcases galleries, museums, art centers, schools, shops and individual artisans through a variety of events and exhibitions in 2004-2005. This article provides a summary of those events and exhibitions.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 36 Issue 4, Apr 2004, p12-13, il, por Periodical Website
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The Single Brothers Workshop in Old Salem, the restored 18th Century Moravian village, is a reconstructed workshop which adapts yesterday’s crafts to the present. Visitors to the workshop take part in the craftsmaking that resulted in the original town’s prosperity. Two-hundred years ago, unmarried men of the village Salem earned their living in the workshop where Colonial commerce flourished.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 12 Issue 11, Nov 1980, p11, il, por Periodical Website
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35243
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As this guide illustrated, contributors to NC’s history range from artisans to business leaders, writers and artists, who count themselves as Tarheel State natives. Featured are products from these contributors showcasing all that North Carolina has to offer to citizens and visitors alike.
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