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    Master craftsman Kiva Ford (kivaford.etsy.com) toes the line between scientific beakers and delicately curlicued vessels. At his furnace, the intangible takes shape.

    David Sokosh (brooklynwatches.e...) found an unexpected vocation after his art gallery closed: watchmaker.

    Witness master puppet maker Geahk Burchill breathe life into Asenath, the Appalachian witch.

    Traditional Turning by Artisan Media. During the past 20 years Robin Wood has produced and sold over 30,000 wooden plates and bowls from his small workshop nestled into a Peak District hillside. Creating items for everyday use and making a living from his work as a craftsman is a fundamental principle underpinning Robin's working lifestyle. He seems very happy with the path he has chosen but his activities are not restricted to wood turning.

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    With a deep-seated passion for beading, Tlingit Native elder Mabel Pike is dedicated to passing on the traditions of her clan's culture.

    Former ranch hand Kyle Rosfeld (bootmaker.etsy.com) found a new path making traditional cowboy boots.

    For longboard pioneers Martin and Jogi (pogoboards.etsy.com), quality craftsmanship and quality of life go hand in hand.

    Inspired by fellow tech-savvy enthusiasts at hackerspace Hive76, inventor Jack Zylkin (usbtypewriter.ets...) gives new life to the vintage typewriter.

    In this Etsy exclusive, Merrill Garbus, better known as tUnE-yArDs, talks about life in the loop.

    Sarah Faber's art dolls tell tales of dire lives of Victorian England, but not without a certain playful wink.

    Fabric sculpture Large moth textile art by irohandbags on Etsy

    Muralist Maya Hayuk creates more than just a painting on the wall in this once-thriving steel mill town.

    Women in the village of Lefkara, Cyprus, have been embroidering lace since the 15th century. Now this regional handicraft, recently nominated to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Element collection, is dying out -- replaced by machine-made replicas imported from abroad to meet the demand of tourists.

    In the hands of this leather craftsman, roots of the classic American pastime become tangible.

    Treat your favorite foodie to a polka-dotted honey pot. #etsy

    Handmade Portraits: Chain Reaction by Etsy. Carolina Fontoura Alzaga's (facaro.etsy.com) social and political consciousness are reflected in the salvaged bicycle chandeliers she creates.

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    Wherever Rick and Brenda go with their six kids, they inspire curiosity. From un-schooling to art-making, it's life as usual for the Beerhorst clan.

    As one of Japan's last remaining swordsmiths, Korehira Watanabe has honed his craft for 40 years while attempting to recreate the mythical Koto sword.

    Yael Erel and Avner Ben Natan (lightexture.etsy.com) work together as an architect and a lighting designer, to explore light through the construction of lighting fixtures.