Arts and Crafts Demonstrations
2:00 – 6:00pm
(Repeat on Saturday and Sunday.)
“Limbert Furniture Designs: From Ebon-Oak to Spade Cutouts and More”
by David Van Epps
It has been said that the furniture of Charles Limbert is Arts & Crafts furniture “that has gone to finishing school in Europe.” Such an observation gives rise to the query as to what that ‘educated furniture’ was all about. In these 20-minute sessions, attendees can expect to learn about the design elements of Limbert’s furniture that were unique among the Arts & Crafts masters of the period and were influenced by his travels in Europe. Photos and actual samples will be used to illustrate the design features.
David has been a collector and builder of Arts & Crafts style furniture for more than 50 years. He has spent many hours researching the history, construction techniques, and design elements of the period, with special emphasis on his particular passion, the “Holland Dutch Arts & Crafts” furniture of Charles Limbert. There will be time for your questions and informal discussion at each session.
“The Art & Craft of Stained Glass”
by Dianne Lee
A stained glass skylight installed in the historic elevators in the GPI. Photo courtesy of Dianne Lee.
Stained glass artist Dianne Lee, a former GPI exhibitor, will demonstrate design processes similar to what were used during the Arts and Crafts era, such as cutting and foiling using a copper foil project. The leaded glass method will also be covered. Dianne will share with you her experience in integrating both new and vintage stained glass into your home.