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Championing Crafts in the Workplace

The ancient word "craft" holds intricate patterns of meaning which shift about as we turn from work to worker and custom to community. Dictionaries explicate "craft," carrying it far back to Old Norse notions of strength, skill, dexterity, and artistry. Today, potters and weavers, quilters and carvers, and a multitude of other skilled artisans together breathe life into the joined language of work and art. Hence, crafts continue to be important while technological change alters work's social setting, as craftspeople match their skills against computers and robots.

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