ERIC Number: ED313293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Fait A La Main: A Source Book of Louisiana Crafts.
Bergeron, Maida, Ed.
The Louisiana Crafts Program is an economic development program that strives to stimulate several markets for Louisiana craftsmen. This publication is a directory of juried Louisiana craftsmen of various types; it is intended as a source book for anyone interested in handmade crafts. It is divided into two sections: "Folk Craftsmen" and "Contemporary Revivalist Craftsmen." The folk craftsmen are divided into genres which help the reader understand the craft's significance in the craftsman's culture: (1) domestic crafts, (2) ritual and festive crafts, (3) Indian crafts, (4) folk instruments, (5) rural occupational crafts, (6) traditional boats, and (7) wildfowl carving. Contemporary and revivalist craftsmen are arranged according to materials used: (1) ceramics, (2) fiber, (3) glass, (4) metal, (5) wood, and (6) assorted and mixed media. Each subdivision includes a short introduction that discusses the particular type of craft contained in that subdivision. A photographic sample of each craftsman's work is followed by the craftsman's name and address, a description of his/her work, the size and retail price of the pictured piece, the retail price range of their work in general, and an indication of whether commissions are welcome and if slides or brochures are available. A list of resources (including publications, craft organizations, and arts and humanities councils), a glossary, and a list of the major craft festivals held in Louisiana are included. Several indexes are provided. (JB)
Descriptors: Ceramics, Craft Workers, Design Crafts, Folk Culture, Furniture, Glass, Hand Tools, Handicrafts, Metal Working, Musical Instruments, Woodworking
Louisiana Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 44247, Baton Rouge, LA 70804 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana