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June 25, 2005-
The 2005 Yankee Peddler Foundation Crafter/Artist of the Year Award was presented to Carl & Marcia Giordano during an awards dinner at Tangier Restaurant, Akron, OH.
"The Giordanos were recognized both for their craft, tinsmithing, and also for their dedication to the education and the arts and crafts communities. The Yankee Peddler Foundation created the Award to recognize the superlative artistry and handcrafting of this region and to afford greater public knowledge of the many excellent crafters and artists who live and work here. The Crafter/Artist of the Year Award is the only one of its kind in the Midwest.." The Giordano’s were selected from a list of ten nominees which was drawn up by professional crafters, artists, and show promoters
Feb. 2005 -
We saw our tin botanist's vasculum actually being used in the movie Master & Commander,
The Far Side of the World in a scene shot on the Galapagos Islands. While we have
made numerous movie props, this is the first time we have actually seen one of them
in use on the big screen. The movie is a "must-
The 2003 HGTV holiday special, White House Christmas Memories, was a look back at White House Christmas decor from the past seven years. In the 1999 segment, there was a piece from the 1999 HGTV White House special in which we are featured for our tin and brass cocked hat ornament. This special aired on December 14th and again on Christmas Day 2003.
We were commissioned in 2002 to provide props for two movies that will open in 2003.
We created a reproduction botanist's specimen case, or vasculum, for Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World that stars Russell Crowe & Paul Bettany. This movie will be in theatres on November 14, 2003.
Official website and trailer for Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World:
Pirates of the Caribbean, a Disney Studios production starring Johnny Depp, ordered a number of pieces of our reproduction tinware for their movie which will be in theatres July 9, 2003. Official website and trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean:
The NPS commissioned us to make several pieces to be used aboard The Friendship, a new reproduction of an 18th c.sailing ship docked at Salem, MA. Salem Maritime National Historic Site is the permanent home for the vessel which is open to visitors. The items commissioned included a breadbox, a lantern, a tray, and a speaking trumpet.
Our brass angel ornament was selected for the 2002 Ohio Governor's Residence Christmas
Tree as part of a program called "Treasures for the Tree." Ohio's First Lady, Hope
Taft, began this program in 2000, and it has become an annual event. Fifty to seventy-
The Ohio Governor's Residence is now home to our miniature cocked hat ornament constructed of tin and brass. The ornament was one of 54 selected from among statewide entries by Ohio artists and craftsmen. All selected ornaments were displayed on Governor and Mrs. Taft's 2001 Christmas tree in the Governor's Residence. Craftsmen whose ornaments were selected were invited to a reception in their honor at the Governor's Residence in early December.
Our 18th C. reproduction sidespout coffeepot was featured in the Early American LIfe magazine's "Side By Side" exhibit at the 2001 Mount Vernon 18th C. Fair held at the estate of George Washington. Our sidespout coffeepot was reproduced from an 18th C. painting by Joseph van Auken (view photo).
It was our great pleasure to be invited by President and Mrs. Clinton to create an
ornament for the 1999 White House Blue Room Christmas Tree. The decorating theme,
"Holiday Treasures at the White House," focused on our rich national heritage. We
inscribed the following inside the tin & brass ornament-
Home & Garden TV's "WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS 1999," an HGTV Holiday Special, featured
a segment showing us re-
We were invited, along with the many other contributing artists and artisans, to a special tour of the White House on December 17. The holiday decorations were exquisite, and we were delighted to see our ornament displayed on the beautiful velvet tree skirt at the base of the Blue Room Tree. ( view photo)
Our work has been featured in Early American Homes magazine's "Side by Side" exhibits at the "Craft Fair at Mount Vernon" in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001. Our new Mount Vernon lantern was displayed in the EAH booth during the 2000 Craft Fair at Mount Vernon.
Our love of music brought us together at Bowling Green State University, where we both earned Bachelor of Music degrees in Education. Carl, retired in 1997, taught music in Ohio schools for 30 years.
Brigade of the American Revolution (BAR) Merchant Members
Northwest Territory Alliance (NWTA) Civilian/Merchant Members
Society of Volunteers at Zoar
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