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        The Beauty of Craft | Global Oneness Project

        Photographer Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen explores the creative process with master artists and craftspeople in the San Francisco Bay Area.

        All sorts of artisans create beautiful, appealing alternatives to mass-produced consumer goods and entertainment. Communities can become more vibrant and resilient when handmade goods and services are created locally.

        Students view a photo essay, "The Beauty of Craft," by Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen, which portrays a number of master artists and craftspeople in the San Francisco Bay area and their passionate commitment to traditional art forms. 

        In the accompanying lesson, students learn about the "maker" and "reskilling" movements and discuss the value of low-technology art and craft forms for both individuals and society. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story. 

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        The Beauty of Craft | Global Oneness Project

        Photographer Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen explores the creative process with master artists and craftspeople in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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        Potter Sandy Simon | Global Oneness Project

        Sandy Simon has been a specialist in handmade studio pottery for over 30 years.

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        A Plate by Potter Sandy Simon | Global Oneness Project

        I want my pots to express timelessness and spontaneity. - Sandy Simon

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        Simon Works her Pottery Wheel | Global Oneness Project

        Simon works at her pottery wheel.

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        Potter Sandy Simon Examines a Plate | Global Oneness Project

        Potter Sandy Simon in her Berkeley studio.

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        Basket Weaver Sharpens a Knife | Global Oneness Project

        Pomo basket weaver Edward Willie sharpens his knife in his Petaluma studio.

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        Weaving is a Lifestyle | Global Oneness Project

        Willie first studied basket weaving so he could teach his daughters the dying craft and soon realized that it was a whole lifestyle. He has been weaving for over 20 years.

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        Basket Materials Come From a Local Forest | Global Oneness Project

        Willie gathers and dries plants from a local forest to weave into his basket designs.

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        Weaving Offers a Way to Connect with the Earth | Global Oneness Project

        I teach weaving to others so that I can share the connection to the earth that it gives us. - Edward Willie

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        Flamenco Dancer La Tania Began Dancing in Mallorca, Spain | Global Oneness Project

        La Tania began her dance career at age seventeen in Mallorca, Spain.

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        The Depth of the Flamenco Art Form | Global Oneness Project

        Flamenco is often considered an older person's art form because the dancer needs maturity, self-assurance and deep expression. - La Tania

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        Flamenco Dancer La Tania in her Oakland Studio | Global Oneness Project

        Flamenco dancer La Tania in her Oakland studio.

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        Industrial Workshop Tools | Global Oneness Project

        Tools at the industrial art workshop at the Crucible in Oakland.

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        Ironworker Carla Hall Writes out Measurements | Global Oneness Project

        Carla Hall writes out measurements for a new art piece.

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        Carla Hall is Dedicated to her Craft | Global Oneness Project

        Carla Hall has been making decorative ironwork for seventeen years. "The process is a great stimulation of many senses - smell, sight, feeling of warmth, physicality."

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        Once the Metal Cools it Can Be Interacted With | Global Oneness Project

        I love the experience of metal when it is cooling from a thousand degrees to a point where it can be handled and interacted with. - Carla Hall

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        Matt Kreutz at Firebrand Artisan Breads | Global Oneness Project

        Matt Kreutz at his bakery, Firebrand Artisan Breads, in Oakland.

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        Baking Begins Early in the Morning | Global Oneness Project

        Kreutz begins shaping small batches of dough by hand in the early morning.

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        Kreutz Lets the Dough Leaven Naturally | Global Oneness Project

        Kreutz lets his dough leaven naturally and bakes the bread in a woodfire oven.

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        Calligrapher Kazuaki Tanahashi in his Berkeley Studio | Global Oneness Project

        Calligrapher Kazuaki Tanahashi in his Berkeley studio.

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        A Traditional Calligraphy Brush | Global Oneness Project

        Tanahashi holds a traditional calligraphy brush.

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        Tanahashi Paints in his Studio | Global Oneness Project

        Tanahashi was born and trained in Japan. Solo exhibitions of his calligraphic paintings have toured the world for over thirty years.

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        "Each Moment is a Miracle" | Global Oneness Project

        Each moment is a miracle encompassing everything: the joy and sorrow, the failure and success, the disappointment and happiness, the celebration and grief. - Kazuaki Tanahashi

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        A Finished Work by Tanahashi | Global Oneness Project

        A finished work by Tanahashi.

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