Handcrafted America: Season 2
Season 2 Premieres Oct. 21st at 9:30p ET

Pianos, Cowboy Hats, Tin Coffee Pots

Rod J. Regier  ♦  Eric Watson  ♦  Jim Feavel

Pianos, Cowboy Hats, Tin Coffee Pots | Host Jill Wagner travels the country on a quest to find talented craftsmen who still make incredible items by hand. The town of Cave Creek, Arizona is a nostalgic tribute to the Old West. That’s where Jill finds cowboy hat maker Eric Watson, and learns why cowboys prefer his custom hats. In Freeport, Maine, Jill meets Rodney Regier, a piano maker who has a passion for making old-fashioned wood pianos. Finally, in Janesville, Wisconsin, Jill shares a cup of coffee with tinsmith Jim Feavel, who shows her how he makes authentic 19th century coffee pots and mugs.


PIANOS  |  Rod J. Regier

Whether it’s “Chopsticks” or Chopin, Billy Joel or classic jazz, the sound of a piano is instantly recognizable. Rod Regier’s forte pianos hold the common thread between the traditional sound of early 19th centuryRead more


COWBOY HATS  |  Eric Watson

Like most teenagers at the time, Eric Watson, went to see the latest Indiana Jones movie. Was it the action and adventure that inspired…Read more

What do you enjoy most about your craft?
I love creating a piece of functional art with old world tools and equipment that someone will enjoy and used…Read more


TIN COFFEE POTS  |  Jim Feavel

When Jim Feavel came across his firstblacksmith on a trip to North Carolina, he was fascinatedRead more

What does the future hold for your type of work?
I believe that the hand crafting of tin, or tinsmithing, is a unique art that very few people still do. I would like to see more people becoming interested…Read more



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