Airs Friday, November 22, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1
Visionary Albuquerque designer Kenji Kondo focuses on sustainability and aesthetics, but also on making design tools accessible to other artists.
“The technology has kind of put manufacturing basically on its ear. What this has done is made it almost like going to Kinkos.”
Josh Mabe & Randy Valentine
With weathered wood from across the Rocky Mountain region, craftsmen Josh Mabe and Randy Valentine create rustic furniture with a story to share.
“That’s the part of Frontier life, that old Wild West life, that so brings me alive. You just gotta make things work.”
Since 1970, artisan Charlie Hoffman has been handcrafting acoustic guitars. He shares his process and the sound he likes to hear.
“I’m not a musician, but I can contribute by making guitars for other people who make music.”
Sam & Sarah Evans
Sam and Sarah Evans fix pianos… piece by piece. They understand the importance people can attach to an instrument generation after generation.
“Restoring a piano for a client that you know was their grandmother’s piano, their great-grandmother’s piano — it’s really a piece of the family, a piece of the family’s history.”