Furniture with Soul: Master Woodworkers and Their Craft (Hardcover)
In Furniture with Soul, author David Savage explores the philosophies, careers, and pivotal moments of struggle and inspiration for today’s most talented and influential woodworkers. He traveled throughout the U.S. and Britain to interview these renowned artists, including John Makepeace, John Cederquist, Jack Larimore, Judy Kensley McKie, Michael Hurwitz, Tom Hucker, Rupert Williamson, Gary Knox Bennett, and Peter Danko. With a telling eye and refreshing intimacy, he reveals their thinking, creative processes, and rise to prominence. He takes the reader into their workshops and their hearts. Savage seeks to illuminate the soul of the artists’ work, and the influences and experiences that shaped them.
A designer and furniture maker for over 35 years, David Savage is one the world’s most highly regarded furniture makers. His work is sought after by collectors and lovers of handcrafts throughout the world. He has published over fifty articles for American, British, and European magazines. Savage will be hosting a 6-part BBC series on woodworking in early 2011.
"Conjuring up images of fresh-cut planks, sawdust, and varnish, author and fellow artisan David Savage takes us into the studio workshops of these craftsmen and craftswomen -- but in addition to their creative spaces, we are offered a glimpse into the minds and lives of the furniture makes as well. . . . Furniture With Soul's twenty profiles. . .will no doubt prove fascinating for woodworkers, yet those who know little about the field will also be intrigued and ultimately far better-informed. Savage's accompanying narrative is as smooth and compelling as his own furniture, and reflective of his many years of experience and passion for his soulful craft." -- ForeWord Reviews