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The 85 stories contained in Craftspeople in Their Own Words range from practical to philosophical; from comical to dramatic; and from deeply personal to purely factual. Whatever the theme, these stories inspire, recounting career challenges, family crises


My original book jacket for CRAFTSPEOPLE: in their own words. 30 months ago Valerie hector ( noted bead artist), and myself began developing a project to chronicle the American Crafts movement from the 1960s until today combining the project with a fund raising effort to support the, "Craftsman's Emergency Relief Fund".