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I some times am tempted to think that most people
view artisans as some sort of quaint people whose appearance
resembles the woman in the top photo, a ceramist who
spent her days at the Indiana State Fair Pioneer Village creating
hand made pots and cups for sale to fair-goers.
While she was providing a vital link to our past, she and others
like her form a cadre of folks who may just be what the
people in this country need to survive the corporate mentality
that would have us all relegated to lives as assembly-line serfs,
relying on them for wages that are not enough to cover
the costs of daily needs.
While the pots look like beautiful luxuries, they take us back
to times when we all made our own food, furniture, clothes, and homes.
We need to recover those skills.
If for no other reason, so that we can get drunk on our own
mellow, soothing wine. The beautiful pots above and the wine
are from the 2012 Indiana Artisan Market, where one can buy everything
from fudge, jewelry and painted gourds, to lovely wine, beer,
and stained glass.