Category Archives: Crafts in America

The Baltimore American Craft Council Show

I had the great fortune to attend the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore and I got paid to be a demonstrator too.  The Baltimore Area Turners were invited to come and demonstrate during the three days of the Retail … Continue reading

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Paying it forward…. I hope

As you may, or may not know, I started a new business in August called the Maryland Artisan’s Guild, LLC (aka M.A.G.). So now I am going to make a shameless plug via my blog to make you aware of … Continue reading

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Death of a Tradesman

Note: For all my friends who do not live in the United States of America, I’d like to know if you have the same problems. Preface: I am about to stand upon my soapbox, but I do have a point to … Continue reading

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A New Breed of Woodworker?

What different times we live in. Our society has really changed in the past twenty to thirty years in so many ways. For example, the tradition of passing down a skill from father to son (or mother to daughter) seems … Continue reading

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The Men Behind the Curtain

Of all the furniture styles, Arts & Crafts is my favorite. And of all the Arts & Crafts furniture styles, the Greene & Greene furniture is simply heaven sent (at least to me). I have a decent library of books … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes…. The Arts and Crafts Movement Today

As I stood in my shop yesterday watching the propane heater slowly die as the gas ran out, I took a good look around my shop. Dust, shavings, leaves and small chunks of wood all over the floor, it reminded me of a quote from … Continue reading

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Oy, you’re killing me…

Today I received something in the snail mail that really bothered me. Some how my little custom shop received a furniture dealer catalog. Upon perusing the pages, I started looking at the pricing. After I shoved back in my bulging … Continue reading

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