KCRW on The Handmade Movement

Just thought I would let you guys know I was recently interviewed by Frances Anderton, host of KCRW’s DnA (Design and Architecture) show. We talked about the resurgence of handmade in today’s economic and technological climate and more.

We’ve seen the growth in modern handicraft, evidenced by the thousands attending craft fairs like LA’s Felt Club. And we are seeing the desire for hand-hewn raw materials, like clay and wood. There’s a palpable desire for the authentic, the natural, even as the handmade industry is being enabled by the internet. We’ll talk about all this on today’s DnA, with Jenny Ryan, founder of Felt Club; Catherine Bailey, creative director of Heath Ceramics, now opened in LA; William Stranger, furniture-maker whose wood work is currently on show at the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art; and Brooke Hodge, Curator of Architecture and Design at MOCA.

The show aired yesterday, but you can still listen to it in the archives here.

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Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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