I make these things, and I put them out there
November 29, 2011 10:23 AM   Subscribe

Portrait of a Handmade Artisan: Korehira Watanabe The Sword Maker (one of a number of films by Etsy)

Other notable Etsy films [Previously: Kiva Ford]
Mask Makers
Liberty Tool
How Artisinal Footballs Are Made
Behold! Dogs in Sweaters
The Beerhorst Art Family
Wild Hive Farm
Greg Beuchamp
Naughty Secretary Club
Making Woodgrain Bike Frames in New Zealand
Pass The Baton Vintage Store Tokyo
Sweaters for chairs and covers for washing machines
tUnE-yArDs

Video Channels: There's No Place Like Here, Handmade Portraits, and Process
posted by Potomac Avenue (5 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
I've done what I swore an oath to God twenty-eight years ago to never do again. I've created "something that kills people". And in that purpose, I was a success. I've done this because, philosophically, I'm sympathetic to your aim. I can tell you, with no ego, this is my finest sword. If, on your journey, should you encounter God, God will be cut.
posted by Ironmouth at 10:25 AM on November 29, 2011


Previously (although this is just a post about Watanabe, and not any of the other artists).
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 10:26 AM on November 29, 2011


I love these.

There is also a pretty good subreddit /r/Artisan for artisan videos full of great videos like Just a Man Ironing a Shirt.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:48 AM on November 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Handmade artisan"? I was expecting this to be about some form of artificial insemination.
posted by yoink at 10:59 AM on November 29, 2011


These are great, Potomac Avenue - I watched every one. That was thoughtful of you to also include the Etsy link/store after the videos too.

I particularly liked the Dogs in Sweaters, I've posted some of those cute hats on blort and elsewhere. Her dog is adorable, that was fun to see the story behind the products.

You inspired me, I am going to try to buy only handmade for the holidays.

Ad hominem, that shirt ironing video was mesmerizing and sparked ASMR (a post I happily just recently discovered. ) I couldn't believe how strongly it evoked the smell and the feel of newly ironed shirts from my childhood.
posted by madamjujujive at 4:20 PM on November 30, 2011


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