|"Handcrafted America" image courtesy: INSP|
I was recently given the opportunity (Thank you Melissa at INSP!) to preview the very first episode of the All New INSP television series “Handcrafted America”, hosted by the energetic, bubbly actress Jill Wagner. All of you movie fans will recognize Jill from INSP’s Christmas in the Smokies and Hallmark Channel’s "Autumn Dreams".
As host, Jill Wagner passionately takes you on three separate journeys during each episode, visiting creative individuals who craft products by hand, we might all use in our life every day.
|Jill Wagner image courtesy: Christmas in the Smokies|
From the beginning of time, if a person wanted something, they had to work hard to either buy it or make it. Nothing was easily and often today cheaply mass-produced in factories as products are now available from your local store.
The craftsman featured in “Handcrafted America” will show you from design to conception how an individual quality product comes into being. The first episode will premiere on INSP, March 1st, 2016 at 8pm/7c. In this half hour, you will see the incredible detailed inner workings of a clock completely made by hand, the family history behind the creation of a chair which does not use any nails or glue, and a woman blacksmith who creates objects from wrought iron and steel.
Video Clip of "Handcrafted America":
It's a fascinating adventure to follow Jill Wagner and watch these individuals create something into being from pieces of scrap metal, wood, paper, etc... From their hands they can design useful products like our forefathers did. Depending on each object, the time to create these items typically takes longer than your average factory generated product, but the lasting quality is often much higher.
While “Handcrafted America” visits craftsman who create these designs today from a dream into being… it’s also a piece of our American history that we should all remember and treasure.