Thursday, December 5, 2013

Peter Korn on the fulfilling nature of the creative process

Watch Peter Korn discuss his journey to discovering the personal rewards of creativity and craftsmanship in this artistic video clip done by Portland Press Herald:

(Did you catch those sneak peaks of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship?  We could almost smell the sawdust and fresh paint!)

The Herald recently put up this video along with a review of Why We Make Things and Why It Matters, Korn's newest book, which "feels more like a memoir. Korn writes about his personal journey in pursuit of his craft and the satisfaction of being a successful creator, of making and shaping an object with one’s hands and mind."

In the article, Korn also discusses the challenging transition from woodcraft to wordcraft; he started writing the book 2005 and averaged a mere 30 words per day. The sense of fulfillment in creation, however, transcends medium -- he says it's all part of the "nature and reward of the creative process."

Read the Portland Press Herald's full article on Peter Korn here.

And if you've been inspired to try your hand at the craft of woodworking, visit  The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship's site here.

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