Anyone who has met Masashi Kutsuwa would understand the big smile that appeared on my face when, at Täljfest, Peter Lamb announced that he had been awarded the 2019 Wille Sundqvist and Bill Coperthwaite Slöjd Fellowship.
I had the pleasure of meeting Masashi in 2015 in Maine at a Lie-Nielsen class taught by Jögge Sundqvist. It was an incredible group gathered there, and Masashi was fascinating to talk with. He also brought some wonderful spoons and other pieces from Japan.
Masashi is a widely accomplished craftsman and ambassador for handcrafts. He is richly deserving of this award.
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Which brings me back around to Peter Lamb, the maker of the birch bark certificate, close friend of Bill Coperthwaite, and tireless explorer and supporter of handcrafts. There’s much more to know about Peter and his insights into the importance of working with our hands. I highly recommend getting a copy of the latest issue (Issue 7) of Mortise and Tenon Magazine. It features an interview with Peter Lamb in which he shares his rich experiences and thoughts.
This is another great issue from Joshua Klein and his crew at Mortise and Tenon.