Issue Six: William Morris & George Nakashima

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“A man at work... is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works. Not only his own thoughts, but the thoughts of the men of past ages guide his hands; and, as a part of the human race, he creates.”
– William Morris

“If a designer is completely honest with his materials, he ends up with a solution similar to someone else’s, even though he is separated by 100 miles or 100 years.”

– George Nakashima

The philosophies of legendary artisans William Morris and George Nakashima might appear to have been formed from vastly differing life experiences, but the two men shared many striking commonalities. Author and woodworker David Lane takes a deeper look into the lives of these makers, and to the influences that called them to revolutionize the craft landscapes of their respective eras. Even as they lived and worked in different centuries, they found inspiration in fascinatingly similar places, and built their legacies around a common reverence of skilled craftsmanship.

Stay tuned for Monday’s post announcing the next article in Issue Six…


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