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Interview with Keith Brymer Jones of the Great Pottery Throwdown BBC | Man Crafts | Crafts for men
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Man Crafts: Interview with Keith Brymer-Jones of The Great Pottery Throwdown

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might remember one of my original blog features; Man Crafts. In the feature, I interviewed male makers and crafters from all types of creative industries. Well, after a bit of a break, this feature is back! 🙂 And I’ve got a pretty cool comeback guest… the master potter and star of BBC2’s Great Pottery Throw Down, Keith Brymer-Jones! I first crossed paths with Keith at the Handmade Fair earlier this year. He…

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MannKraft weekend retreats | Interview with The Crafty Gentleman
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A chat with the MannKraft DIY team

I’m really excited to share this month’s Man Crafts interview, courtesy of the team at the Belgium-based startup MannKraft. Aside from the similarity in name, I was super psyched to be working with the team because their mission statement is so similar to my own. The team run craft and DIY retreats, aimed at getting more people (men included!) into the world of crafting. So of course, I was very eager to talk to them to learn a little more……

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Hop Shots beer: a Man Crafts interview with Jason Booth
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Man Crafts interview: Hop Shots beer kits

For this month’s Man Crafts feature, we’re talking beer! I’m welcoming Jason Booth, from Hop Shots, to talk about his online business selling dry-hop kits. First established in September 2013, Hop Shots has grown to become a full-time job for Jason. Not sure what the heck dry-hopping is? Check out the interview below to learn all… Man Crafts: interview with Jason Booth from Hop Shots Hello! Before we talk about your business, tell me a little bit about yourself – where are you from and what…

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Man crafts: handmade boomerangs
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Man Crafts: Nemunas Pakalnis from Boomerang Shop

I’m really excited to welcome Nemunas Pakalnis to the blog today, to talk about his awesome handmade boomerang business. Just 5 years ago, Nemunas started selling boomerangs that he made himself from scratch – fast-forward a few years and it’s now a full-time job. In the past 3 years alone, he has made more than 1,400 boomerangs! Impressed yet? Check out the interview below to learn more… Man Crafts interview with Nemunas from the Boomerangs Shop Hello! Before we talk…

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Man Crafts The Bradford Edge
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Man Crafts: The Bradford Edge

Today, I’m welcoming Bradford Bowling to the blog, a talented DIY’er and owner of The Bradford Edge. Between his other hobbies – which include rock music and novel writing – Bradford spends his days working full time on his Etsy shop. I spoke to him to learn a bit more about what he makes, why he makes them and how it all began… Man Crafts interview with Bradford Bowling, of The Bradford Edge Hi Bradford! First up, where are you from and…

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Rob Foster, The Old Tamarack handmade cosmetics
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Man Crafts: The Old Tamarack

For this month’s Man Crafts feature, I’m welcoming Robert Foster to the blog to talk about his online business, The Old Tamarack. Rob is a full-time editor at a legal company, but runs his business as a part-time side project. The Old Tamarack sells a whole range of botanical colognes, perfumes, hair products and more – all of which are handmade by Rob in his Brooklyn apartment. Having started out just two years ago, he’s now made hundreds of sales…

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Man Crafts: Robert Boyer ceramics
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Man Crafts: Robert Boyer ceramics

For this month’s Man Crafts feature, I had a really interesting talk with Robert Boyer, a talented ceramic-maker from Massachusetts. Robert is a man after my own heart – his day-job is very academic, so he uses his love of crafts as a creative outlet in his spare time. Alongside his work in scientific research, Robert has been running an Etsy store since 2013. I caught up with him to learn a little more about his shop, his passion for clay…

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Michael from Craftive handmade leather jewelry
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Man Crafts: Craftive handmade leather goods

I’m excited to welcome Michael Rinkovski from Craftive to the blog today, to talk about his online craft business. First launched in 2013, Craftive sells rustic, handmade leather goods such as jewellery, card holders and key rings. Michael runs his craft business alongside a full-time career as a teacher, but he says that leather is his true passion – he’s aiming to go full-time with Craftive within the next two years. Let’s hear what he had to say when I caught up…

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