Friday, June 18, 2010
I had my conference presentation this morning to a group of about 30-40 very interested furniture makers. Now that my presentation is over, I can relax, rest and enjoy the company of other furniture makers with far less pressure. Those of you who have made presentations to groups of people on any subject will understand.
I'll be home in Arkansas tomorrow. Our Sloyd panel discussion was recorded and will be included in a publication developed from the conference and its availability will be announced in the blog at a later date.
Now, who in their right minds would go to a panel called Sloyd? I had a few attendees mention that they had come to the conference specifically because they had seen my presentaion on the program and were familiar with my writings on the subject. The momentum is growing for a return of Sloyd to American Schools. Since I don't have a photo from my presentation, I share another piece showing nice use of texture in the photo above. The photo below is from the early days woodworking program at North Bennet Street School.