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Ariel Kessler Interview!

Ariel Kessler Interview!

Another week, another interview. This time around, Heather got to meet Ariel Kessler in her super inspiring and tidy home studio! Ariel makes a variety of collages, with plenty of her fruit based work available in store! Let's dive in. Let's talk fruit. What's Ariel working on right now? What's the deal with Craft Shows? That's all from Ariel! We're so glad you're part of our Craftland family. Be sure to check our her work at arielkessler.com or on Instagram! Signing off, -Jude

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Silkscreen Chat with Milkcan Industries!

This time on our artist interviews, Heather got to visit Jenna Goldberg from Milkcan Industries in her silkscreen studio. While talking over Jenna pulling some silkscreens, Heather and Jenna talk about the "charm meets neglect" culture of Rhode Island, running a business as an artist, and as always, what are you listening to? Let's get to the press! So what's this about furniture?   How does Jenna even COME UP with these designs?   Where does the name "Milkcan Industries" come from? Time for Heather's favorite question. What's next? As always, we'd like to thank Jenna for the wonderful opportunity...

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AS220 Tour!

AS220 Tour!

AS220 is an incredible skillsharing and collaborative environment, and a fantastic and affordable place to make your creative ideas come to fruition. Team Craftland (Heather, Darrien, Nikki, Emily, and Jude) has been curious for many years about taking classes and what it means to be a member of AS220. A few weeks back we were lucky to be given a tour by Madison and Sara, along with printer Jacques Bidon to see how many wonderful tools, machines, and knowhow is packed into the organization. We all felt inspired, and are so happy they're a part of Providence's awesome community! We...

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The Origins of Craftland!

The Origins of Craftland!

Ever wonder how Craftland came to be? Me too! I decided to ask the owner of the whole operation, Margaret, a few questions about Craftland’s origins. What inspired you to start the original Craftland Popup? Craftland was inspired by the brilliant mind and creative energy of Johanna Fisher. We dreamed up a place where we could gather so many friends who were making strange and wonderful things in Providence. We were so lucky to also collect a team of radical women who helped make the dream real. What was it like running the original popup? The original pop-up was all...

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Living Legend - The Mad Peck

Living Legend - The Mad Peck

You may have seen this postcard floating around Providence, and hanging in a frame in Craftland. It contains references to the streets of Providence, and one-liners that the creator recalled from his friends. But few people really know about the eccentric figure behind it – The Mad Peck.   One of the few original things Peck ever drew were his letters. His real name is John Peck, and he’s spent his life doing all sorts of odd jobs. Peck came to Providence from New York as a Brown University student in 1960. How did he pay for school? He would...

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