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SC State Museum show celebrates artisanal handcrafters in ‘Carolina Makers’

Chris Seibert, 10, from Pelion Elementary School looks at custom violins by craftsman Damir Horvat of Columbia, at the Carolina Makers exhibit at the State Museum.
Chris Seibert, 10, from Pelion Elementary School looks at custom violins by craftsman Damir Horvat of Columbia, at the Carolina Makers exhibit at the State Museum. tglantz@thestate.com

Carolina Makers, the newest exhibit at the State Museum in Columbia, celebrates people from South Carolina who are producing handmade objects for people all over the world.

The exhibition connects to the heart of the current nationwide artisanal movement. Artisanal, the alternative to mass production, describes individuals or companies who make high-quality products, usually by hand, using a traditional method or craft.

Carolina Makers focuses specifically on people from South Carolina, who are producing unique objects by hand – for everyday use – for individuals locally and across the globe. The exhibition celebrates and brings to light these important contributions. Makers include: Instrument builders, furniture makers, metal workers, clothing designers, and more.

The show is free with museum general admission or membership.

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