Find Arts & Crafts Design Inspiration Video Download

Find Arts & Crafts Design Inspiration Video Download

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Webinar Download: Find Arts & Crafts Design Inspiration

At the turn of the 20th century, Gustav Stickley built a commercial empire championing the Arts & Crafts movement in America and, in doing so, inspired countless imitators with his success. Today, when people think Arts & Crafts, they tend to think of Stickley. But that deserved reputation overshadows other makers who built in the spirit of Arts & Crafts while making the style their own. Makers like Limbert, Roycroft, and Rohlfs built unique takes on the style, from mainstream Mission to Arts & Crafts with a more European flavor.

In this 77-minute webinar, we place the “unknown” Arts & Crafts makers in their historical context and explore their distinguishing traits through an examination of seminal designs. You’ll learn the key details that set these makers apart, and where to find out more about them. If you’re looking for design inspiration beyond Stickley, this class makes the perfect launching point for exploring the broader Arts & Crafts design world.

You’ll learn:

  • How to identify important Arts & Crafts makers.
  • What traits define these Arts & Crafts-inspired styles.
  • How to select a style based on a desired effect.
  • Where to go to learn more about individual makers that spark your interest.

After this webinar, you’ll know which make to investigate if you want to apply a certain style. You’ll learn where to go if you want to apply …

  • Add inlay to your Arts & Crafts projects.
  • Add carving to your Arts & Crafts projects.
  • Show a European influence.
  • Try fretwork.
  • Incorporate Art Nouveau.
  • Use simplified construction.
  • Try fretwork.

About Michael Crow:

Michael is an amateur woodworker with a special interest in the inspired minimalism of Shaker and Arts & Crafts furniture. He is the author of "Building Classic Arts & Crafts Furniture: Shop Drawings for 33 Traditional Charles Limbert Projects" and the forthcoming "Making Mid-Century Modern Furniture." Michael is also a contributor to woodworking and homebuilding magazines. He can often be found working on his Craftsman bungalow or building furniture for it. Follow his work at