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Destination Craft with Jim West Previous Broadcasts

Peru (Episode #108H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Jim West travels to Cusco and Lima in Peru, South America where master artisans teach gourd carving, Peruvian pottery, and making a traditional retablo. He also crafts the perfect pan flute. Jim also makes a "ceviche" dish with a master chef, learns about silver jewelry making, and weaves colorful tapestries.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Iceland (Episode #107H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Jim West travels to Reykjavik, Iceland where master artisans teach how to make horsehair jewelry, craft items from fish skin, and participatse in one of the largest tapestry projects in the world. He carves items from driftwood and makes beautiful glass products from volcanic ash. Jim also learns about traditional Icelandic costumes and makes a hearty and healthy Icelandic lamb soup.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Poland (Episode #104H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

Jim West travels to the Warsaw and Krakow areas of Poland where master artisans teach how to make traditional Polish folk dolls, stained glass, and exquisite pottery. He makes Polish pierogi, visits the Wieliczka Salt Mines, and travels to a small "painted" village. He also sees the largest piece of lace in the world.

Iceland (Episode #107H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Jim West travels to Reykjavik, Iceland where master artisans teach how to make horsehair jewelry, craft items from fish skin, and participatse in one of the largest tapestry projects in the world. He carves items from driftwood and makes beautiful glass products from volcanic ash. Jim also learns about traditional Icelandic costumes and makes a hearty and healthy Icelandic lamb soup.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Tuscany (Episode #106H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Jim West travels to Tuscany and Milan in Italy where master artisans teach how to make Italian frescos, Florentine paper marbling, and leather journaling. He also learns how to make homemade Italian pasta. Jim visits the art studio of a father and son who master in mosaic art, meets an iconic fashion embroidery artist, visits the Aurifil Thread factory, and crafts the perfect gelato.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

India (Episode #105H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Jim West travels to Jaipur, India where master artisans teach wood block printing, create henna designs, along with miniature painting and brass inlay work. He also creates rangoli designs from rice and flowers, visits a family who make puppets in the Kathputhli Slums and creates India's staple dish-dal bhat tarkari.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Poland (Episode #104H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Jim West travels to the Warsaw and Krakow areas of Poland where master artisans teach how to make traditional Polish folk dolls, stained glass, and exquisite pottery. He makes Polish pierogi, visits the Wieliczka Salt Mines, and travels to a small "painted" village. He also sees the largest piece of lace in the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
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