Because of the dramatic increase of interest in crafts, both as a means of making a living and as an avocation, college programs in the crafts have increased by 3000 percent in the last decade. By Hand provides the first comprehensive guide to such programs.
Designed for easy use as a reference, the book lists, state by state, the courses available at colleges, arts centers, workshops, crafts cooperative, and apprenticeship programs, giving addresses and, wherever possible, telephone numbers. All types of crafts education are covered, including ceramics, weaving, welding, woodcarving, glassblowing, and jewelry. Other features of the book are interviews and four successful craftsmen, advice on starting a crafts business or crafts commune, a bibliography of books on crafts, and a directory of schools and colleges of art.