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The Healing Aspects of Crafts in Our Times by Lisa Damian

The Healing Aspects of Crafts in Our Times was the theme of this year’s Camphill Craft Conference, held at Triform. The conference opened with a tour of Triform’s craft work areas, a hearty dinner, a performance by the Triform Bell Choir and a keynote address by Stephen Steen. Participants braved blustery weather to tour the work areas at Camphill Copake on Friday. There we were hosted for dinner by various houses and enjoyed a lovely and moving performance of Complementary Eloquence by Gili Lev, John McManus and Inbal Segev. On Saturday we toured work areas in Hudson, visiting Solaris, Drop Forge and Tool and Inky Editions.   
We also got our hands dirty. Panel leaders provided rich experiences in paper marbling, lino printing, indigo dyeing, ceramics, felt and dried flower wreath making.  
Four main themes emerged and were aptly woven into a fabric of deeper understanding. Stephen Steen laid down the warp as he articulated the esoteric aspects that underlie the human being’s relations…