Korn on creativity in Camden

Feb 28, 2014
Peter Korn

Camden — Author, craftsman and educator Peter Korn will share his book “Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman” Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library. Korn is the founder and executive director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport.

At the start of his book, Korn reflects that when he turned his first clear pine board into a cradle and for many years thereafter, he was beguiled by rediscovering the how of craft.

“The answers I have found — through considering the work of my own hands, through the practical education of a life in craft, and through the shared experiences of others — all seem to lead back to one fundamental truth: we practice contemporary craft as a process of self-transformation,” he said.

In his latest book, Korn explores the nature and rewards of creative practice. Painter Chuck Close has said that the book resonates with him and with good reason, as “throughout the centuries, furniture makers and painters have shared a set of belief systems centered on craft.”

Books will be available for purchase and signing, thanks to Sherman’s Books.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

(Photo by: Mark LeFavor)
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