In case you missed it, Peter Korn was interviewed on Radio Boston this week about his new book Why We Make Things and Why It Matters. Peter talks about his transition from carpenter to craftsman, his process, and the identity he found in the solitude of woodworking. This understanding of identity, he says, is why people turn to crafts of all kinds.
If you want to hear more of what Peter thinks, check out this interview on Maine Public Broadcasting Network alongside Stuart Kestenbaum, director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. The duo discusses creativity and pursuing the genius of human craft. Of craft, Peter says, "You really are engaging your hand and your head and your heart . . . and when you're working in the studio and things are going effortlessly, it's like you as a human being are firing on all pistons really well."