Bernhardt and Tafel, who have been personally connected to Greece since their childhoods, travelled to Athens, up through the peninsula of Pelion, to the islands of Skyros and Spetses, and on to Kilada in the Argolian gulf looking for crafted products that reflect region-specific, social, political and economic conditions, as well as cultural and religious characteristics. "Craftmanship in Greece is the result of many influences which came by sea from Anatolia and Asia," Laura Bernhardt explains."
"Craftmanship is mainly carried on by old men, and one can only learn it within the family. But today many young people are moving back home to live with their parents because of the crisis and are trying to make something from whatever they can, so traditional values can be passed on from generation to generation - from hand to hand. But there is still a lot of potential. In Germany, or in Italy, new technologies are applied to craftmanship with amazing results. In Greece this has not yet been explored."