Craftsman's Legacy Previous Broadcasts

The Chocolatiers (Episode #306H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

In this episode, host Eric Gorges meets Dan and Jael Rattigan at their chocolate factory in Asheville, NC. The Rattigan's truly craft from bean to bar, letting Eric live out his lifetime dream of working with chocolate.

The Spur Maker (Episode #410H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Texas cowboy and master craftsman Wilson Capron creates spurs that truly are a thing of function and beauty. Host Eric Gorges works with Wilson to make a pair of spurs.

The Tool Maker (Episode #305H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Seth Gould could easily be called one of the rock-stars of metalsmithing. Host Eric Gorges heads South to the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina and the famed Penland School of Crafts to learn from this amazing craftsman. In this episode Eric and Seth make a breathtaking hammer.

The Cowboy Hat Maker (Episode #409H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Master Hatter Nate Funmaker is one of the only Native American Master Hatters in the nation. Eric travels to Texas to meet this extraordinary craftsman and tries his hand, and head, at hat making.

The Jeans Maker (Episode #403H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Eric Yelsma has been drawn to sewing since a teenager. Now his shop makes jeans from American sourced, sustainable fabric that is constructed and sold in Detroit. Host Eric Gorges gets to stitching, confirming threads do make the man.

The Ceramist (Episode #311H)

KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Host Eric Gorges throws down. Master ceramist David MacDonald shares his magnificent talents with Eric as they work with clay and make a bowl.

The Basket Weaver (Episode #113H)

KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Host Eric Gorges visits with Ron Paquin, a Native American who teaches others the fine craft of bark basket weaving. Eric and Ron both build baskets together.

The Duck Decoy Maker (Episode #304H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Duck! Here come some of the most exquisitely carved duck decoys host Eric Gorges ever laid eyes on. Meet Ben Heinemann, master carver, who teaches Eric a thing or two about the real thing.

The Arrow Maker (Episode #408H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Cherokee National treasure Noel Grayson shows host Eric Gorges how to craft traditional Cherokee arrows using primitive tools.

The Ski Makers (Episode #402H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Eric hits the slopes on handmade skis he makes with son and father team Jeff and John Thompson.

The Master Penman (Episode #310H)

KQED Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Host Eric Gorges meets the celebrated Jake Weidmann, the youngest ever master penman and one of only 12 in the world. Together they make a pen and explore the fascinating world of lettering.

The Boat Maker (Episode #112H)

KQED Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

John Yothers builds beautiful and very functional wooden boats. Host Eric Gorges learns the proper way to blueprint a boat and also what goes into building a boat from scratch.

The Puppet Maker (Episode #303H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Hey dummy! In this episode host Eric Gorges visits famous master ventriloquist puppet maker, Tim Selberg. Here, viewers are shown the behind-the-scenes genius of creating the intricate (and maybe magical) mechanization process of puppet making.

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