Wo(man) vs Machine

It’s important to recognize and appreciate quality craftsmanship and details made by real, human hands not machines.   Technology and machines create convenience, but any traditional craftsmanship is a honed, intentionally learned skill.  Appreciate quality hand made.  Look for the small details whether it be a polish, weavings, structure and integrity.  As humans we have imperfections and what we create on any level isn’t flawless and can be improved. The integrity behind how and with what we are creating is the major difference between wo(man) vs machine. 

Hand woven bamboo basket  

Hand woven bamboo basket  

Cloisonné 

Cloisonné 

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Check the shadows from the detailing on this serving piece. Silversmithing at its finest. 

Silver tea set  

Silver tea set  

All of these pieces were made by hand before most modern technology.  Our hands are capable of creating amazing things.