People can make real works of art with their hands. But only few of us appreciate these items and treat them as simple items for the everyday use.
StampNews.com is glad to introduce to our readers' attention a special miniature sheet released by Finnish Post the aim of which is to increase the public appreciation of crafts.
Crafts pass on traditions, give pleasure, is a popular subject at school, and provide a livelihood to many. The sheet is the result of a proposal submitted to Posti by the Finnish Crafts Organization Taito ry, the Association of Craft Teachers TOL ry and the Association of Technology Teachers TAO ry.
The miniature sheet is designed by Aamu Song and Johan Olin, who together make up the artist partnership COMPANY.
The stamps depict products made from many different materials, representing both traditional and new crafting techniques and a more industrial way of working. The featured craft products are Rose socks and Grandmother's Square by Tuula Kunnas, Birch bark handbag by Auli Vasara, as well as Dancing Shoes and Porcini Stool by COMPANY. The spaces between the stamps on the sheet are filled with drawings that illustrate different crafting techniques.