Art and Craft in the Heartland of New England
Text by Jeanne Braham. Photographs by Mary Schjeldahl. 2004
Published by Commonwealth Editions
and available from Warwick Press.
this thoughtful and inspiring book, Jeanne Braham explores the
remarkable concentration of nationally recognized artisans who practice
crafts using traditional tools and techniques in western Massachusetts.
Ten artisans are featured: Ken Salem, furniture maker; Tai Hazard,
furniture maker; Walter Goodridge, lathe-turned bowls; Mark Shapiro,
potter; Josh Simpson, glass blower; Susan Boss and Mark Brown, folk
art quilts; Barry Moser, designer and illustrator; and Carol J.
Blinn, typographic designer and Þne press publisher. The chapters
on Barry and Carol alone are worth the price of the book! Jeanne
Braham allows the reader an intimate glimpse into our lives as we
work at our solitary crafts. Anyone who appreciates Þnely
made hand work will want to add this volume to one¹s
pages; 7 by 9 inches; 75 full color photographs.
hardbound (shipping $4.00)