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In addition to making objects, I offered a tool maintenance and repair workshop in order to create an awareness around the value of repair and the importance of reuse. Creating each tool from repurposed materials was in collaboration with local artists and master craftsmen. This project preserved craft traditions and simultaneously initiated dialogue, demonstrating the ability to build relationships and initiate change through the process of making objects. I am continuing my relationship with local artists and organizations in order to ensure a valuable collaboration and the longevity of the tools.
2014 MFA Applied Craft + Design Practicum Exhibition
As project leader and visionary, my ambition with Handle with Care is to develop cooperative relationships with local groups to provide solutions that support their passion of caring for nature in the urban environment. I recently collaborated with The Portland Fruit Tree Project to supply them with a series of hand-crafted garden tools to assist them in their spring planting.