At Make Good, we don't normally think of our work, or the work of our artisans, as dirty. Truth be told though, the act of making is usually hard. It's often messy. It requires experimentation and perseverance. It's usually equal parts grit, ingenuity and creativity. Much of the work we do and that of our artisans has its roots in the days of old, when people made stuff for a living, often out of whatever they happen to have around. True craftsmanship evolved from this, people who became truly great at the things they made.
Recently Mike Rowe, creator and host of the television show Dirty Jobs, appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to talk about the widening gap between those who work with their hands and the work that needs to be done. It's a remarkable talk he gave. The podcast OnBeing wrote a great post about it, check it out here.
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