Join the adventure as crafters travel
the globe and discover artisanal treasures!
Destination Craft Episode 4: Tuscany
Destination Craft with Jim West journeys to Tuscany and discovers the importance of “la famiglia” (family) in Italian arts and crafts; whether it’s creating mosaic masterpieces, crafting leatherworks, painting frescos, learning Florentine paper marbling, or meeting a master of embroidery who collaborates with fashion’s royalty. Molto Bene!
Destination Craft Episode 3: Guatemala
Destination Craft with Jim West travels to colorful Guatemala to uncover its rich heritage of craftsmanship. We’ll work with master crafters on candle making, back strap weaving, cotton dyeing, and exquisite embroidery. We’ll explore a medicinal garden, craft the perfect cup of coffee, and cook-up tasty tamales.
Destination Craft Episode 2: Christmas Crafts of Austria & Germany
Destination Craft with Jim West explores the Christmas crafts of Austria & Germany; stirring up classic apple strudel, hand crafting traditional lederhosen, carving Christmas stars in Oberammergau, blowing glittering glass ornaments in the company of masters, and shopping for crafts in Salzburg’s famous Christmas market.
Destination Craft Episode 1: Bali
Destination Craft with Jim West discovers the heart and soul of Bali through the hands of its master crafters. We’ll learn the art of batik, master the strokes of Balinese painting, encounter exotic elephants, carve traditional wood masks alongside masters, and enjoy a foodie experience with a Balinese chef!
This exciting combination of crafts and travel engages viewers who appreciate and enjoy visiting fascinating destinations around the world and at the same time provides crafters with an in depth look on how to create crafts they normally would not have considered doing.
Highlights from the series include a cooking lesson in each of the destinations, unusual crafts created in remote and primitive locations taught by master artisans, breathtaking scenery shot in high definition, ancient traditions, and fun and humor through our entertaining host and cast members.
Beginning December 13th the door will be opened to a brand new chapter in television when it premieres four episodes of a groundbreaking new series. As the presenting station to American Public Television, WJCT is previewing the show in advance of its distribution to public television stations throughout the United States.
“Destination Craft with Jim West” highlights the heart and soul of master artisans around the world who are being elevated to a place where the entire world can appreciate their passion and the unique and special crafts they create.
- December 13 – Discover craft treasures in Bali
- December 20 – Explore the Christmas markets of Germany and Austria
- December 27 – Craft your way through Guatemala
- January 3 – Discover treasures in Tuscany