The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty

I recently finished reading The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty by Sõetsu Yanagi and adapted by Bernard Leach. It explores the circumstances under which beautiful objects are created, and how industrialization has influenced handmade craft. I began taking down quotations that were interesting and worthy of sharing, but soon found myself jotting down entire paragraphs. So, rather … Continue reading The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty

Found Treasure

While looking through my collection of photos, I found a picture of a box that I made many years ago. It was my idea of what a treasure chest looked like. I have added this chest to my gallery under the year 2009. Although relatively small (only 13" long), it was made very sturdily and … Continue reading Found Treasure

Book Review – Quality is Contagious: John Economaki & Bridge City Tool Works, 36 Years Through the Lens of Joe Felzman

Last month, I took the train down to Portland, Oregon to be in attendance of the opening of Quality is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works, an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.  I bought the book which accompanied the exhibit and finished reading it last night. My Review in One Sentence The … Continue reading Book Review – Quality is Contagious: John Economaki & Bridge City Tool Works, 36 Years Through the Lens of Joe Felzman

Quality is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works

All photos in this post are courtesy of Neil Clemmons. Last week, I took a 9 hour train ride south to Portland, Oregon for the opening of Quality is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works, an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.  An estimated 300 people were in attendance that night. The exhibit featured … Continue reading Quality is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works

Featured in a New Book!

Last August, I got word of a call for submissions from Taunton Press for a new book on blanket chests.  A few years earlier, I had built a small chest with compound-tapered sides and a coopered top.  I had also forged the hardware myself, including the handles and strap hinges.  I completed it the night … Continue reading Featured in a New Book!