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handcrafted in new york program

updated thu 26 feb 98


Tim Stowell on wed 25 feb 98

In a recent post Wendy pointed out that the TSSA needed to have a logo
that said more about the work being handmade. In New York State there is
a program administered by the Empire State Crafts Alliance which already
meets that need for NY craftspeople. The Handcrafted in New York program
was initiated several years ago and allows proffessional craftspeople to
use the logo on their work and support materials. It also provides
support materials to give to customers to explain the program. In order
to qualify for the program you have to be juried into it. You have to
send slides of you work, photos or video of your studio(preferably a
working shot), and you have to be willing to allow ESCA to send a
representative to your studio and demonstrate that you have the working
knowledge and skills to actually create your work to that representative.
We are founding participants in this program and have found it to be very
worthwhile. For more info contact: ESCA, 320 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY
13202 (315)472-4245 Meghan White

By the way if you live in New York you should be a member of this
organization anyway. It's the closest thing New York has to a statewide
craft's guild. It was one of the first professional crafts organization
in the country to provide a method for craftspeople to secure affordable
health insurance.

Anyway that's my unpaid endorsement for the day. I'm not even on the


Tim Stowell Gerard Stowell Pottery
Stacey Gerard 290 River Street Troy, NY 12180

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