In an economy where chain retailers sell everything on the cheap and their customers push for even lower prices, is there still a place for products made by skilled craftsmen? On the next Sound of Ideas, we roll up our sleeves to find out about people in northeast Ohio who still make things by hand and how they find a market. Who buys artisan bread when the supermarket has a thousand mass-produced loaves? Plenty of people, it turns out.
Sabine Macys, co-owner Breadsmith, Lakewood
Jody Byrne, founder, Daybreak Lavender Farm in Streetsboro
Richard Tufnell, master stone mason
Bruce Woodward, blacksmith
Kurt Klimko, Orange High School adult education instructor in woodworking