Small Group Discussions Not So Small Anymore

What began as a handful of off shoot, round table talks of just a few close friends has, over the last 28 years, grown into a staple for the National Arts & Crafts Conference. This is the one time a year where thousands of collectors, enthusiasts, dealers, craftspeople and historians from all across the country, gather around their common thread — The Arts and Crafts movement. This year is no exception.

Every year we select over twenty volunteers to lead discussions throughout the weekend ranging from collecting Art Pottery to designing your bungalow kitchen and everything in between. Some discussions from previous years include:

Starting an Art Pottery Collection for Under $1000 with collector and historian Allan Wunsch

Caring for your Arts & Crafts Metalware with Heintz Metalware expert David Surgan

Understanding Edward Curtis and his Photography with Paul Unks of Curtis Prints

Cooking Up an Arts & Crafts Kitchen with Gordon Bock

Collecting Stickley Furniture with renowned author and historian Michael McCracken

Secrets of the Mad Pottery of Biloxi, George Ohr with potter and historian Bill Clark of Clark House Pottery

Head, Heart and Hand – Exploring the Spiritual Connection with Roycroft historian and author Kitty Turgeon and

Log Homes for the Arts & Crafts Style with Mike Loy of Southland Log Homes

….just to name a few!

We’re still in the planning stages regarding Small Group Discussion topics for the upcoming 2015 Conference February 20th through the 22nd and we need your input. Email or call us here in the office if you’re interested in being a Small Group Discussion volunteer leader or if you have an idea or topic you’re interested in learning more about. We’d love to hear from you!

Bruce Johnson or Alex Fisher

(828) 628-1915

[email protected]

Until next week…..