"There are still individuals who are non-conformers, who see the opportunity of owning or producing the hand-made as a kind of defiance of the mechanized environment which is closing in on all of us. There are still individuals who prefer and appreciate the original and the one-of-a-kind rather then the endlessly repetitious possessions of their neighbours"

From an article by Gordon Couling, under pseudonym of "Pen'n Brush", from the Guelph Daily Mercury, dated October 26th (circa 1958-1961); Gordon Couling Collection, Archive Centre, University of Guelph Library, Guelph Ontario, Canada

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