Watch Godine author Peter Korn discuss "Why We Make Things and Why it Matters" at the Boston Athenaeum on February 5th. We love this lecture because it's a great opportunity to hear a master craftsman explain not only what he does, but how history has shaped the idea of "craft" - and why it's important.
To understand even more of what Peter Korn does, take a look at his book by the same name, "Why We Make Things and Why it Matters." Korn strives to get at the heart of craft's essential nature in particular, and the creative sense in general, while also exploring how the making of things shapes our identities and societies. He uses his hands-on and personal experience to essentially answer the question, "what does the process of making things reveal to us about ourselves?" The result is an educational, introspective and revealing book.