Culture Vulture: The politics and economics of handcrafted work

The workshop and the exhibition celebrated the production of items as mundane as gardening shears and nails.
The workshop and the exhibition celebrated the production of items as mundane as gardening shears and nails.PHOTOS: LIANHE ZAOBAO
The workshop and the exhibition celebrated the production of items as mundane as gardening shears and nails.
The workshop and the exhibition celebrated the production of items as mundane as gardening shears and nails.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - I recently learnt to use a whetstone for the first time.

Actually, there were three whetstones, in graduating degrees of fineness, used in the knife finishing workshop I signed up for at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

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