Giveaway: Made By Hand: Contemporary Makers, Traditional Practices by Nick Warner

made by handBlack Dog Publishing has graciously offered a copy of the new book Made By Hand: Contemporary Makers, Traditional Practices by Nick Warner to one lucky Craft Gossip reader. Leave a comment in today’s post by Wednesday June 18, 2014 and you will be entered to win a copy of this book filled with beautiful photos of handmade items and an inside peek into the world they were created in. The stories are inspiring and thoughtful. Open to U.S. residents only please.

More about the book:

Made By Hand is an illustrated survey of some of the finest hand makers operating today. Profiling these makers with large images of themselves, their workshops, products and techniques, Made By Hand walks the reader through tailors, shoe makers, bee keepers, micro breweries, jewellers and more. By focusing on the choice these artisans have made to produce hand made goods in an age where mass-produced, imported wares are cheaper and easier the book is a timely celebration of the return to organic, hand made and home grown that is proliferating worldwide.

Each maker features in a double page spread with interviews probing their techniques, the surrounding tradition and their motivation for working by hand. This is accompanied by trivia, such as the celebrities they have produced for and the most expensive pieces they have ever made.

Prefaced by an introductory text about the ethos of hand making, and with the juxtaposition of traditional craft alongside contemporary hand making throughout, Made By Hand is framed as an address to hand craft as an environmentally friendly and economically healthy resurgence that is not only nostalgic but also progressive and productive.


  1. Korie Traver says

    This looks beautiful! I am the daughter of a woodworker and have always been enthralled with what people can do.

  2. Ann Schuman says

    I have admired this kind of work all my life. Would love to have the book

  3. Maria Ida Iglesias says

    I’m always interested and curious in what other crafter do, so this is one book that I would definitely like to own.

  4. Stacy Hinojos says

    This looks like a fascinating book. Thank you for a chance to win a copy.

  5. sally dixon says

    Great looking book full of interesting people and information. My husband would love it!

  6. Mae Conatser says

    What a nice tribute to the artisans who endure in this mass production age. What an inspiration to us all. I would love to have this book. Thanx for the opportunity to win.

  7. Joanne Davenport says

    oooh! Looks like the cover photo is someone carving out a fiddle! Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

  8. Denise Swanson says

    I love seeing how traditional handcrafted items are made. Such an inspiration!

  9. Cindy S says

    Looks like a very interesting book. I traded a quilt for a hand-turned myrtle bowl and really admire his craft as he admired mine.

  10. says

    I am in awe of artisans who take such pride in quality rather than quantity. When I was a little girl–not more than 4 or 5–a man up the street from us sat on his porch and carved a miniature set of laced boots out of a small block of wood. I watched, enchanted. I think he worked at a nearby sawmill. I was so thrilled when he gave them to me! I still have that little carving all these decades later and hope that at some point in his life, the man was recognized for the true artist he was. I love books that tell stories of talented people who work with their hands and their hearts.

  11. Dennis Mullins Sr says

    Hi, I love working with my hands, I am always making something. I am no longer able to work so I keep busy by making stuff. This book would be one of the best one’s to add.

  12. says

    I LOVE artisans! What wonderful products they create and harvest! Wonderful book! I’d love to receive it!

  13. Ruth says

    Such a lovely book, especilly the violin/guitar maker on the front! Something I’d love to read.

  14. kim says

    My husband is a great handyman, this would make a nice father’s day present (just a little late)

  15. Rose says

    This sounds like a wonderful craft book. I would love to win it to have more ideas to do with my grandson. Thank you for the opportunity to win it!

  16. Janet says

    there is such charm and beauty in knowing a craftsperson took time and inspiration to create any item of skill and beauty. Support an artist, support enduring beauty in our world!

  17. Anita Dehghani says

    My son-in-law does woodworking when he can. He just got from a short deployment and is enjoying some well earned family time.

  18. sylvia Bengisoy says

    Looks like a beautiful book to enjoy on this drizzly gray Seattle day. We have diverse artists in our guild (PNNAG). Food for the spirit.

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