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Part 1: Family tradition

Craft workshops are often family businesses. Knowledge and skills are passed down from generation to generation. Among the people presented at the exhibition are those who continue the tradition as the fourth and even the fifth generation. They have inherited not only workshops and tools from their ancestors, but also unique experience and techniques.

The craft workshop is often the centre of life of the whole family, which helps to run the business and is always there through thick and thin. The younger ones spend their free time in the workshop from early childhood. They absorb the atmosphere of the place and by default learn the ropes from their parents.

It is possible to infer from their stories that the people presented at the exhibition have never felt any pressure to continue the family tradition. At some point they just realised that this was the path they wanted to follow.