The 2024 Small Group Discussion Topics

From the very beginning of the National Arts and Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn, our seminar presentations have been so popular that we have always held them in the spacious Heritage Ballroom. It soon became apparent that attempting to hold a traditional question-and-answer session with each speaker afterwards was impractical in a large ballroom, so in its place we began offering daily Small Group Discussions.

Friday, February 16th – 11am – Noon

Art Pottery Collecting 101

with Christine Boone and Patti Bourgeois

“Spotting Furniture Fakes, Forgeries, and Repairs”

with N. Gordon Gray

“What’s the Best Online Resource for Beginning Collectors?”

with Michael Lehr

“Paper Arts – Ephemera of Roycroft and the Arts and Crafts Movement ”

with Robert Rust

“Choosing Colors for your Arts and Crafts Interiors and Exteriors”

with Karen Hovde

Saturday, February 17th – 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Special Time! 2:30-3:30pm

“Behind the Scenes at Craftsman Farms”

with Vonda Givens

“Your Landscape and the Environment: An Arts & Crafts Perspective”

with Rick Taylor

“Remuddling, Remodeling or Restoration?”

with Norman Blankenship

“Collecting the Wooden Lamps of the Arts & Crafts Movement”

with Jill Thomas-Clark

“A Restoration Update for the Gustav Stickley House in Syracuse”

with Amy Shook-Perez & David Rudd

“Head, Heart and Hands: How Does It Enrich Our Lives?”

with Andre Chaves & Dianne Ayres

Sunday, February 18th – 12:30pm – 1:30pm

“Biltmore Industries: The Rest of the Story”

with Bruce Johnson

“The Arts and Crafts Philosophy: Limited or Limitless?”

with Pat Bartinique

“Time is Money: DIY tips to Save Money on your Appraisal”

with Tommy McPherson

“Collecting Textiles: Use or Preserve”

with Dianne Ayres