Ever wonder about the genesis of a master craftsman?
Accolades and paychecks are not guarantees for a studio furniture maker. Banging out kitchen cabinet boxes is often a more stable road to 401K's and reliable health care. So, what motivates an individual to willingly pursue functional beauty as a profession?
This month distinguished woodworking writer, Jonathan Binzen, profiles the life of gallery member Ross Day. Day's furniture is a marriage of utility and artistry. The article looks beyond the physical and into the "creative force" behind the work; exploring connections to Sculptor James Washington, furniture maker James Krenov, and the Northwest Studio Furniture community. Anyone who has an interest in studio craft or the fine arts will enjoy this read.