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<br /> <br /> 2 The Crafts Report • MARCH 2014<br /> www.craftsreport.com 3<br /> March 2014<br /> CraftsReport<br /> h<br /> ®<br /> te<br /> VOL. 40 NO. 455<br /> Features 38<br /> 14 Bold and Brilliant<br /> Top artists discuss why you can’t afford to ignore<br /> metal clay - both financially and creatively<br /> By Stephanie Finnegan<br /> 19 The Write Stuff<br /> An innovation for the metal clay field opens<br /> up a world of engraving possibilities.<br /> By Jennifer Roberts<br /> 20 Plugged In and Reaching Out<br /> Entrepreneur Nancy Vince’s enthusiasm<br /> is limitless about going beyond what is<br /> customary in the world of crafts.<br /> By Jackie Adamany<br /> 24 Diagnosis? Confusing.<br /> Entrepreneurs and solo artisans<br /> take the pulse of the current<br /> <a title="The Crafts Report Digital Edition - March 2014 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/69f873e2?page=1"> </a> <a title="The Crafts Report Digital Edition - March 2014 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/69f873e2?page=2"> 2 The Crafts Report • MARCH 2014</a> <a title="The Crafts Report Digital Edition - March 2014 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/69f873e2?page=3"> www.craftsreport.com 3</a> <a title="The Crafts Report Digital Edition - March 2014 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/69f873e2?page=4"> March 2014 CraftsReport h </a> <a title="The Crafts Report Digital Edition - March 2014 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/69f873e2?page=5"> © 2013 PMC Connection. 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