Author Archives: Kara Uhl

A Dedication

I have often wondered what period of time must elapse before a good craftsman becomes an outstanding one. Was he born that way, needing only the requisite skill to develop his genius? Or did he evolve stage by stage like … Continue reading

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World Ever New

“True taste is for ever growing, learning, reading—” It is well-nigh impossible to begin a New Year without some stirring of the pulse. Anything may happen to us, for good or ill, during the coming year. There is a certain … Continue reading

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A Land of Snow & Ice

Oct. 27, 1968: A few stars are showing. A light breeze coming up and 26°. A day for small chores. I mixed up a batch of wood glue very thin and painted the runners on my sled. Tomorrow it will … Continue reading

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Meet the Author (and Illustrator): Maurice Pommier

[Editor’s note: We recently reached out for an interview with Maurice Pommier, author and illustrator of “Grandpa’s Workshop” (translated by Brian Anderson – you can read about Brian’s visit to see Maurice and his workshop in 2012 here). Maurice lives in … Continue reading

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Meet the Author: Joshua A. Klein

Joshua Klein was born in Appleton, Wisconsin. “I was always the art kid,” he says. He wasn’t much into sports and instead spent his spare time painting, drawing and playing music. He was content with Bs, spending less time on … Continue reading

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Meet the Author: C. H. Becksvoort

Christian Becksvoort was born in Wolfsburg, Germany. His father, who had spent seven years as a German apprentice, worked as a cabinetmaker. When Chris was 6, his parents decided to move to Toronto. But shortly before relocating to Canada, the … Continue reading

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A Deeper Look at Craftsmanship in ‘The Difference Makers’ (A Review)

The Deckle Edge, “a blog about books, libraries, books stores, and the ideas they contain,” recently posted a detailed review of Marc Adams’ new book, “The Difference Makers.” In his review, Matthew Boutte, a Texas-based finance executive who is “a … Continue reading

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