After the response to our virtual events held in 2021, it has been decided that while the February conference has returned to its in-person format, our newly-formed event “Arts & Crafts In August” will continue as an online celebration in 2022 hosted here at arts-craftsconference.com.

This year, Arts & Crafts In August will take place from August 1st through the 7th and — similar to last year — will offer live Small Group Discussion sessions over Zoom at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm Eastern daily to registered attendees. Daily seminars from the archive of the National Arts and Crafts Conference will also be released to watch on your own schedule as well as virtual demonstrations and access to recorded sessions through our Video on Demand page.

For those who register early during May, registration will only cost $85.00 instead of $100.00. Starting June 1st, the registration fee will cost $100.00. This $85.00 single household pass will get you access to all the Zoom sessions, demonstrations, and seminars starting August 1st.

The following sessions and seminars have been scheduled during “Arts & Crafts In August” August 1st through August 7th:

Arts and Crafts In August Live Sessions (Zoom) and Seminars:

Monday, August 1st

For the first live Zoom session of the week, we delve into the world of Morris chairs – that Arts & Crafts reclining chair you love to settle into after a long day of work. Whether you’ve got a “traditional” or “Mission” style chair, these easy chairs are a common staple of devotees of the Arts & Crafts style and can be seen in living rooms across the country. While Gustav Stickley made the most well-known versions, other firms had versions of their own and we’ll explore similarities, differences and the small details of America’s original recliner.

Join Executive Director Vonda Givens and Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation, for the latest updates on efforts from The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms to revive Gustav’s kitchen and the restoration of its original stove. The program will include an exclusive LIVE livestreamed tour through the kitchen and you can ask your questions of Vonda and Jonathan in realtime.

Coffee with a Craftsman – LIVE DEMO

Brian Brace of Brian Brace Fine Furniture returns live from his studio in Black Mountain, NC to reveal the behind-the-scenes process of a select woodworking project. This session will be cast on Brian’s facebook page and will be open to both registered attendees and the general public.

Tuesday, August 2nd

Come explore the similarities and differences between the early works of Onondaga Metal Studios to the later reincarnation of Benedict Art Studios metalwork — and how did they compare to the metalworks of Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Studios? Hammered & Hewn’s Bryan Mead and Stickley Copper’s Ron Ciarmello joins us to explore the metalwork from the three firms.

In 1912, the influential Karl Kipp left the Roycroft to form his own metalware shop, The Tookay Shop. Kipp’s The Tookay Shop was the source of some of the finest Arts & Crafts era metalwork with important copper designs; works that are still relevant with metalwork collectors and the collections of Arts & Crafts enthusiasts even today. The works of the “enigmatic” Karl Kipp and his Tookay Shop are explored in this new session with Roycroft historian, author and appraiser Robert Rust.

Wednesday, August 3rd

Over the last decade, stories about women artists and designers in the Arts and Crafts art pottery world have emerged. The roles of women designing vases and ceramic works have increased awareness of the movement and a discussion about women bucking turn of the century convention, but were women only limited to the role of designers at the turn of the century? We explore the expanded roles women took on in Arts and Crafts era pottery firms and we hear from representatives from major Art Pottery organizations to hear each legacy.

The granddaughter of Fulper Pottery owner William Fulper, writer Anne Fulper joins us for a live reading of the compelling story about how she and her sisters found her grandfather’s glaze recipes in the attic. Thus began the start of Fulper Tile, the company created by the Fulper sisters using family recipes. Anne recounts the story along with an additional story in an amusing live reading.

Thursday, August 4th

Having trouble deciding what to do with your Arts & Crafts windows? Natalie Richards of Paint-By-Threads brings her knowledge of Arts & Crafts textiles and shows us the basic of window design.

Color Is Everything: Tips in Choosing Color for your Arts & Crafts Home

with Karen Hovde

Karen Hovde of Interior Vision in the Craftsman Style will join us to talk about tips for choosing color for the interior and the exterior of your Arts & Crafts house. Hovde specializes in restoration, renovation, exterior and interior color palette development, lighting solutions, and custom textiles and stencils.

Friday, August 5th

Saturday, August 6th

An editor of the beloved publication Style 1900 magazine, writer, and researcher Marilyn Fisk will talk about her experience being an editor, her influence on stories, and how her desire for organized research led her to take on the gargantuan task of indexing issues of The Craftsman. She’ll share the similarities between the two publications in this special recorded session.

Sunday, August 7th

In this live session, open to professionals, enthusiasts, and registered attendees, the victories and the losses in the field of modern day historic preservation will be explored. We’ll talk about the longstanding challenges and goals of tomorrow, volunteer the real-life case studies, and outline helpful practices moving forward in this special session.

Please note: This schedule is subject to change and we are still adding in new sessions. Please return in June to see the fully updated schedule.