75 reasons to love the West

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Everyday, handmade
Jim Golden

Everyday, handmade

Our artisans’ inspired creations make even simple tasks a pleasure.

  • Pot holders (top). A small army of Bay Area crafters—designer, crocheter, hand dyer—creates these homespun holders. From $38 each; fibershed.bigcartel.com
  • Pottery (center left). The warm matte finish on this tea set from Berkeley makes your daily cup feel both elegant and homey. Teapot $150, cup and plate $25 each; jeredspottery.com
  • Spoon and jam spreaders (center). L.A. woodworkers craft these out of walnut and cherry. From $60 each; knotworkla.tumblr.com
  • Garden tools (bottom left). Forged by Bozeman, MT, blacksmith Tuli Fisher, these tools have serious heft in the garden. $52 each; fisherblacksmithing.com
  • Cutting board (bottom center). Unfinished edges give this S.F.-made board rustic appeal. $160; shop-generalstore.com
  • Kitchen broom (right). In Grant’s Pass, OR, second-generation broom maker Warren Olney bases sweepers on 1810 designs. $40; broomshop.com
More: 21 great garden & harvest tools

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