A Craftsman’s Legacy

About the Author: Eric Gorges

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • A Craftsman’s Legacy
  • Eric Gorges
  • 07 December 2017
  • 9781616208363

A Craftsman’s Legacy A Book For Makers, For Seekers Of All Kinds, An Exhilarating Look Into The Heart And Soul Of Artisans And How Their Collective Wisdom Can Inspire Us All Despite Our Technological Advances, We Re Busier Than Ever, Our Lives Frazzled That S Why The Handmade Object, Created With Care And Detail, Embodying A History And A Tradition, Is Enormously Powerful It Can Cut Through So Much And Speak In Ways That We Don T Often Hear, Or That We Ve Forgotten Eric Gorges, From A Craftsman S Legacy In This Joyful Celebration Of Skilled Craftsmen, Eric Gorges, A Corporate Refugee Turned Metal Shaper, Taps Into A Growing Hunger To Get Back To What S Real Through Visits With Fellow Artisans Calligraphers, Potters, Stone Carvers, Glassblowers, Engravers, Woodworkers, And Many Of Whom He S Profiled For His Popular Television Program, Gorges Identifies Values That Are Useful For All Of Us Taking Time To Slow Down And Enjoy The Process, Embracing Failure, Knowing When To Stop And When To Push Through, And Accepting That Perfection Is An Illusion Most Of All, A Craftsman S Legacy Shows How All Of Us Can Embrace A Creative And Authentic Life And Learn To Focus On Doing What We Love

10 thoughts on “A Craftsman’s Legacy

  1. Addy says:

    I won this book through Goodreads Giveaways Eric Gorges A Craftsman s Legacy that is based off his PBS show of the same name He made a book profiling and writing about many of the same people featured on his show He takes you through his own journey of behind a curious kid playing around with spare wood metal in his basement, to suffering from panic attacks and leaving a cushy job at Xerox, because he felt he was called to do something with his hands he was called to create So he left Xerox and opened up his own custom motorcycle shop in Detroit, Michigan, called Voodoo Choppers.He takes you through people craftsmen women all over the U.S chocolate makers, potters, calligraphers, furniture makers, engravers, glass blowers, blacksmiths, clock makers, and so many He explores not only how they got started in their particular crafts, but the history of said craft, as well Some of these people are not only very skilled at what they do, but are sometimes only one of a handful of people who can do it I doubt that there s anyone in America who has an empty garage, room, closet, it drawer in their house So despite our technological advances, we re busier than ever, our lives frazzled We re moving faster than we ever have And we re also disregarding things as quickly as ever.That s why the handmade object, created with care and detail, embodying a history and tradition, is enormously powerful It can cut through so much and speak in ways that we don t often hear, or that we ve forgott...

  2. Kayla says:

    I often look at handcrafted goods and think that I could never create something so beautiful, but as Gorges astutely states in his book, everyone has a day one Gorges book sparks inspiration as you read the struggles and successes of various craftsmen glass blowers to furniture makers, jeans makers to a hatter, a yarn spinner to a swordsmith, and many others But his story is the most inspiring leaving a lucrative corporate job to work as an apprentice to a craftsman after struggling with anxiety so severe he struggled to leave his garage Now, he s a successful owner of Vodoo Choppers where he designs and builds motorcycles, and he s the TV host of his own show on PBS Reading this, you can t help but want to pick up your old hobbies, whether that s knitting, woodworking, or even scribbling in a child s coloring book He reminds you that you re never too old to go after your dreams, and anyone can succeed if y...

  3. Stacy Bearse says:

    Many dedicate their lives to seeking wealth and material items Here are a series of vignettes about people who eschew materialism to find joy and fulfillment by working with their hands They might be called craftsmen, artisans or artists Author Eric Gorges profiles their unique worlds, and ties their stories together with observations on the creative life The battle for perfection, the pursuit of beauty, and the peace that accompanies ...

  4. Dan Crowther says:

    While the life stories interviews of various craftsmen across many disciplines was well done, I REALLY wanted the book to answer Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning Unfortunately, it doesn t even come close to doing so No psychological theories, no statistics on how tangibl...

  5. Jean says:

    If you ve watched any of the episodes of the author s PBS show, this book documents the same craftspeople Eric also weaves memoir type texts into various chapters which give the book depth The spattering of quotes throughout the book is a thoughtful touch.

  6. Mike Dahlstrom says:

    Inspiring, deep and meaningful I didn t know he had a show, but you don t need to to love this book.

  7. Nann says:

    I admit that I m not familiar with Gorges PBS TV show of the same name but now I will look it up The book combines memoir with insights from craftspeople artisans practicing in many mediums and genres I ve marked many p...

  8. Nancy Noble says:

    This was great fun to read I had never heard of the author nor his television show, but I loved his writing and enthusiasm and story, and was very inspired I looked up each website for all the people he spoke about and with.

  9. Judith Rask says:

    Relatable, likeable, craftsmen and women who literally forged ahead with life changing passions, sprinkled with Eric Gorges personal travails and humour Soul searchers and seekers, a must read When the student is ready, the teacher appears Enjoy the ride.

  10. Allison says:

    Musings on craftsmanship spliced with bits of memoir and visits to other crafts practitioners.