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Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction

A Lecture by Author and Woodcraftsman Gary Rogowski

As part of the Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future exhibition, Northwest author and woodcraftsman Gary Rogowski presents his recently published book, Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction. More than a how-to woodworking book, it speaks to our needs to be creative, to the worth of practice and to the need for working with our hands in this fractious time. Handmade comprises a series of stories about the value of failure and the need for forgiveness in any journey to becoming a master. The book is written for anyone interested in doing creative work today. Part memoir, part stories from the bench, it speaks to the artist inside us all. Book-signing to follow lecture.