Jim West travels to Tuscany and Milan in Italy where master artisans teach how to make Italian frescos, Florentine paper marbling, and leather journaling. He also learns how to make homemade Italian pasta. Jim visits the art studio of a father and son who master in mosaic art, meets an iconic fashion embroidery artist, visits the Aurifil Thread factory, and crafts the perfect gelato.
Jim West travels to Reykjavik, Iceland where master artisans teach how to make horsehair jewelry, craft items from fish skin, and participatse in one of the largest tapestry projects in the world. He carves items from driftwood and makes beautiful glass products from volcanic ash. Jim also learns about traditional Icelandic costumes and makes a hearty and healthy Icelandic lamb soup.
Jim West travels to Cusco and Lima in Peru, South America where master artisans teach gourd carving, Peruvian pottery, and making a traditional retablo. He also crafts the perfect pan flute. Jim also makes a "ceviche" dish with a master chef, learns about silver jewelry making, and weaves colorful tapestries.
Jim West ravels to Vancouver, Canada where master artisans teach totem pole carving, painting on canvas, traditional soapstone carving, and how to prepare the perfect Canadian salmon with a master chef. Jim creates a traditional native Indian drum, crafts the perfect maple syrup candy, and is tattooed for the first time.
Jim West travels to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where master artisans teach paper mache, Huichol beading, pinata making, and creating giant Mojiganga puppets. He hopes to master the art of Mexican mosaics, craft sweet potato ice cream, learn about neo-muralism from street artists, and create a traditional mole sauce with chicken from a master chef.
Jim West travels to Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland where master artisans demonstrate how to craft the perfect Alp Horn, make Swiss cheese in a family farmhouse, craft a traditional cheese fondue, and discover bobbin lace making. Jim becomes cuckoo for cuckoo clocks, crafts honey with a master beekeeper and enjoys the process of Swiss chocolate making.
Jim West travels to Nepal and the extraordinary Kathmandu Valley where master artisans teach paper and clay mask making, creating felted balls for clothes dryers, and crafting an extraordinary singing bowl. Jim also participates in Nepalese paper making and learns about traditional wood carving. He watches monks make sand mandala's in a Buddhist temple, and enjoys a cooking lesson from a special group of ladies.
Jim West travels to Austria and throughout Bavaria where he visits the Christmas market in Salzburg, learns the mechanics of a three-year-old Glockenspiel, crafts the perfect pair of lederhosen, and makes homemade apple strudel with a master chef. He also learns how to create hand blown glass ornaments. Jim participates in a woodcarving workshop, learns how to make a holiday mulled wine, and takes a tour of a Christmas toy museum.
In this episode, Jim and his group of crafters learn how cork is produced and crafted, learn the art of Portuguese tile painting, craft colorful Estremoz dolls, learn the process of salt production, craft gold applique with a master artisan, visit a mosaic paving school, and make a traditional bacalhau from their crafter's kitchen.
In this episode, Jim and his group of crafters visit a camel milk chocolate factory, learn the process of crafting gypsum, make scents at a perfumery, visit a coffee museum and craft the perfect cup of Arabic coffee, craft soap from camel's milk, practice Arabic calligraphy, and make jasheed (a typical Emirati lunch) from their crafter's kitchen.
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