food for thought

29 November 2009

I enjoyed this obituary for Alan Peters from The Economist

What mattered most to him was that a piece was simple and honest, that it worked, and that it was good enough to put his name to. If people called it art, all well and good; but his was the ethic of the craftsman.

I am a hopeless woodworker, but the article captures something of an ethic that I aspire to.  Go and read it.

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2 Responses to “food for thought”

  1. I did – and it is quite inspiring. I have a good friend who hand makes furniture and it is such a passion for him and so awe inspiring for me

  2. Emma said

    I read that obituary last week and quite enjoyed it (as morbid as that sounds). His description of the perfect drawer is fantastic.

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