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Destination Craft with Jim West

Website: http://www.destinationcraft.com
Next Airing: Mon, Dec 11th, 2017 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV

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In DESTINATION CRAFT WITH JIM WEST, host Jim West travels with a small group of crafters to discover, participate and celebrate in the traditions, arts, culture, scenery, and food of each destination. Throughout the 13-part series, West introduces viewers to exotic and beautiful countries across the globe, showcasing master indigenous artists in both workshop and demonstrations. They travel to South Asia, where they visit a group of monks in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal who make colored sand Mandela designs in a Buddhist Temple. In India, Jim and the crafters participate in a rangoli design workshop and learn savory tips from a master chef for making a traditional Indian dish. The group also journeys to the West of Ireland and to Dublin where they're taught the techniques of Irish soap making from master crafstman, as well as the art of making jewelry from Connemara Marble. From learning about the arts of batik and wood carving in Bali, to blowing colorful glass Christmas ornaments in Rattenberg, Austria, to making the perfect cup of coffee in Guatemala, DESTINATION CRAFT highlights the heart and soul of master artisans around the world who are inspired by the fascinating countries and cultures in which they live.

Episodes:

  • Switzerland

    Jim West travels to Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland where master artisans demonstrate how to craft the perfect Alp Horn, make Swiss cheese in a family farmhouse, craft a traditional cheese fondue, and discover bobbin lace making. Jim becomes cuckoo for cuckoo clocks, crafts honey with a master beekeeper and enjoys the process of Swiss chocolate making.

    Next Airing: Mon, Dec 11th, 2017 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/6/2017 to 5/5/2020
  • Christmas Crafts of Austria & Germany

    Jim West travels to Austria and throughout Bavaria where he visits the Christmas market in Salzburg, learns the mechanics of a three-year-old Glockenspiel, crafts the perfect pair of lederhosen, and makes homemade apple strudel with a master chef. He also learns how to create hand blown glass ornaments. Jim participates in a woodcarving workshop, learns how to make a holiday mulled wine, and takes a tour of a Christmas toy museum.

    Next Airing: Mon, Dec 18th, 2017 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/6/2017 to 5/5/2020
  • Nepal

    Jim West travels to Nepal and the extraordinary Kathmandu Valley where master artisans teach paper and clay mask making, creating felted balls for clothes dryers, and crafting an extraordinary singing bowl. Jim also participates in Nepalese paper making and learns about traditional wood carving. He watches monks make sand mandala's in a Buddhist temple, and enjoys a cooking lesson from a special group of ladies.

    Next Airing: Sun, Dec 24th, 2017 at 3:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/6/2017 to 5/5/2020
  • Canada

    Jim West ravels to Vancouver, Canada where master artisans teach totem pole carving, painting on canvas, traditional soapstone carving, and how to prepare the perfect Canadian salmon with a master chef. Jim creates a traditional native Indian drum, crafts the perfect maple syrup candy, and is tattooed for the first time.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/6/2017 to 5/5/2020
  • Iceland

    Jim West travels to Reykjavik, Iceland where master artisans teach how to make horsehair jewelry, craft items from fish skin, and participatse in one of the largest tapestry projects in the world. He carves items from driftwood and makes beautiful glass products from volcanic ash. Jim also learns about traditional Icelandic costumes and makes a hearty and healthy Icelandic lamb soup.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/6/2017 to 5/5/2020
  • India

    Jim West travels to Jaipur, India where master artisans teach wood block printing, create henna designs, along with miniature painting and brass inlay work. He also creates rangoli designs from rice and flowers, visits a family who make puppets in the Kathputhli Slums and creates India's staple dish-dal bhat tarkari.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/6/2017 to 5/5/2020
  • Mexico

    Jim West travels to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where master artisans teach paper mache, Huichol beading, pinata making, and creating giant Mojiganga puppets. He hopes to master the art of Mexican mosaics, craft sweet potato ice cream, learn about neo-muralism from street artists, and create a traditional mole sauce with chicken from a master chef.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/6/2017 to 5/5/2020
  • Peru

    Jim West travels to Cusco and Lima in Peru, South America where master artisans teach gourd carving, Peruvian pottery, and making a traditional retablo. He also crafts the perfect pan flute. Jim also makes a "ceviche" dish with a master chef, learns about silver jewelry making, and weaves colorful tapestries.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/6/2017 to 5/5/2020
  • Tuscany

    Jim West travels to Tuscany and Milan in Italy where master artisans teach how to make Italian frescos, Florentine paper marbling, and leather journaling. He also learns how to make homemade Italian pasta. Jim visits the art studio of a father and son who master in mosaic art, meets an iconic fashion embroidery artist, visits the Aurifil Thread factory, and crafts the perfect gelato.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/6/2017 to 5/5/2020

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