“They just don’t make things the way they used to!” That’s a common phrase uttered by many people, usually, when reminiscing about the care and love put into products and crafts in years past. Well, it turns out, there are lots of folks who make things “the way they used to,” and INSP is out to discover the people who do it!
From Seattle, Washington to Spruce Pine, North Carolina and big cities and small towns in between, “Handcrafted America” host Jill Wagner hits the road, traveling the country to seek out talented artisans who continue to make products the traditional way…with their own two hands, creating, sought-after contemporary classics.
You’ll meet a bladesmith, glassblower, blacksmith, bicycle maker and many other fascinating people from all across America who are dedicated to their crafts. In every half‐hour episode, Jill meets three gifted craftsmen, and she takes you on a behind‐the‐scenes look at how they create their products, from start to finish. Along the way, you’ll delve into the history and cultural heritage that inspire and influence the design of their handcrafted products. You’ll become a part of their lives as they tell the stories of their families, their journeys and their dreams.
Known for her work as co-host of the reality show “Wipeout,” and acting roles in “Teen Wolf” and “Christmas in the Smokies,” host Jill Wagner’s easy-going style brings out the best in people. Down to earth, witty and personable, she has a way of building a comfortable, honest and fun relationship with these extraordinary American artisans.
So put your feet up; grab a snack. Enjoy a little bit of history, intriguing information and spontaneous adventure in every episode on this unique tour of America—from right in your own living room.