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Artisans and craftspersons find ways to do what they love to do...as a way of life!

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Spotlight - Billie Anne McKellar  | A Natural State
Spotlight - Billie Anne McKellar | A Natural State

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Catawba pottery is recognized as one of the oldest and purest traditional art forms in America. Potters such as Billie Anne McKellar, a fourth generation potter, are often ancestors of a long line of...
The Land - The Saluda River | A Natural State
The Land - The Saluda River | A Natural State

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The unique geology of the "Fall Line " forms rocky, whitewater rapids typical of the Blue Ridge on the Saluda River near Columbia, South Carolina. Much of the land along this section of river is...
Making Pottery - Step 1 | A Natural State
Making Pottery - Step 1 | A Natural State

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The potter’s art is a thing of beauty and, seeming, magic. The process looks so easy, but in actuality, years of experience are required in order to work the wheel and apply the right combinations of...
Spotlight - State of the Arts | A Natural State
Spotlight - State of the Arts | A Natural State

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Brian Rust's education, background and the inspiration behind his move to Georgia are covered in this excerpt from State of the Arts. For more information on this production, please contact: Georgia...
Spotlight - Steven Ferrell | A Natural State
Spotlight - Steven Ferrell | A Natural State

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South Carolina was once home to a bustling community of potters, but the traditions in the area have nearly died out. Alkaline glazes made their first documented American appearance in the Edgefield...
Making a Broom - Step 1 | A Natural State
Making a Broom - Step 1 | A Natural State

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Starting. In the first step of the broom making process, Peter prepares the base of the wood handle for weaving. The first layer of broomcorn is attached by wrapping the material with strong cord.
Spotlight - Peter Werner | A Natural State
Spotlight - Peter Werner | A Natural State

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Like many traditional crafts, brooms are functional items that have beautiful and thought-provoking qualities. Weaving and sewing techniques attach the broom straw to the handle, while allowing Peter...
Piccolo Labyrinth | A Natural State
Piccolo Labyrinth | A Natural State

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Herb Parker's Piccolo Labyrinth, a nature-based sculpture of grass, sod and steel rebar, created a temporary, "quiet, contemplative space" on Charleston's waterfront. As an installation, the sculpture...
The Land - Yonges Island, S.C. | A Natural State
The Land - Yonges Island, S.C. | A Natural State

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The Boozer family's move from the midlands of South Carolina to its coast was a bit of a homecoming. In 1734, Tom's ancestors emigrated from Germany to the Charleston area, where they worked as...