Category Archives: John Brown Book

Registration for Welsh Stick Chair With Chris Williams

You can now register for the chairbuilding class with Chris Williams via this link. Note: Registering for the class or the waiting list is free – they won’t ask you for a credit card to register. After the dust settles, … Continue reading

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Registration Opens Friday for Welsh Stick Chair Class

Chris Williams and I have decided to hold this Welsh stick chair class on May 21-25, 2018, at our Covington, Ky., shop. Registration will open at noon Eastern time on Friday, Oct. 13. You can read more about the class … Continue reading

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Build a Welsh Stick Chair with Chris Williams

As many of you know, Chris Williams is writing a book (Kieran Binnie is the co-author) about the 10 years he spent with Welsh chairmaker John Brown, who was Chris’s mentor and friend. The book, which is well underway, will … Continue reading

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How I ‘Met’ John Brown

Originally posted on Over the Wireless:
I never got to meet John Brown. Truth be told, I didn’t hear of his name until several years after his death. But I’m starting to feel like I know the man. My first…

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I am a Welshman

“I am a Welshman, and I am influenced in the chairs I make, or some of them, by old Welsh chairs. Irish chairs are as different as is possible, so are Scottish chairs. Brittany is Celtic. The people of Brittany, … Continue reading

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3 Stick Chairs and a Pig Bench

It’s a good day when I find three new images of stick chairs. Researcher Suzanne Ellison sent me the September 2015 issue of Antique Collecting recently, and I devoured it this morning while juggling some technical publishing problems. Inside the … Continue reading

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Swimming Into Focus — The John Brown Book

I spent yesterday in Hay-On-Wye for the first of many field trips for the John Brown book. Picturesque Hay, home to the renowned book festival and equally renowned (if somewhat more niche) spoon festival, is halfway between the village where … Continue reading

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