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A diverse profile of local artisans and entrepreneurs who make a living with their hands.

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Blacksmithing is a lost art in many ways, but there are some who are dedicated to keeping it alive. In this episode, we’ll meet a blacksmith from Castlegar who also manages to balance her work with being a fulltime mom.

For as long as people have been shooting arrows, people have been making bows. In this episode, we’ll meet a craftsman from Powell River who specializes in the craft of the English Longbow.

Glass is a one of the oldest manmade materials in the world. In this episode, we’ll meet a glassblower from Calgary whose art puts a unique twist on an ancient tradition.

Vancouver was once famous for its bright neon boulevards. In this episode, we’ll meet a neon sign maker who is restoring Vancouver’s neon to its former glory – and beyond.

In this episode, we'll meet a highly accomplished potter from Nicola Valley, BC whose long and distinguished career in her field is an inspiration for any artist.

In this episode, we’ll meet a Chair Maker from Prince George who lives completely off the grid, and whose master craftsmanship harks back to an era long before modern convenience.

In this episode, we’ll meet a carpenter who builds drums whose purpose is not only rhythm, but also connection.

In this episode, we’ll meet a wood sculptor from Grande Prairie, Alberta whose creations defy the labels and conventions of her chosen medium.

In this episode, we’ll meet a master craftsman from a small rural community in Debolt, Alberta. Operated with help from his wife and eight children, his unique Saddle shop is truly a family business.

In this episode, we’ll meet a Jeweler from Kelowna, BC whose passion for design compels her to create all of her jewelry completely from scratch.

In this episode, we’ll meet a Ski Maker from Smithers, BC whose obsession with perfection has led him to design and build his own line of high-performance skis - Paranormal Skis

In this episode, we’ll meet an artist from Crawford Bay who uses old-world materials and construction methods to create brooms that are uniquely functional, and surprisingly beautiful.

In this episode, we’ll meet a Vancouver-based ceramic artist whose work is rooted in her childhood memories, and in the philosophy that there is tremendous value in the everyday experience of sharing a meal.

In this episode, we’ll meet a guitar maker from Victoria who believes that guitar construction, much like a live performance, is best accomplished by a combination of practice and improvisation.

In this episode, we’ll meet a Chilean-Canadian butcher whose shop in North Vancouver encourages customers to try new things, and to come together in the preparation and celebration of food.