Small Group Discussions

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.

We are continuing to update our selection of Small Group Discussion topics for the 35th National Arts and Crafts Conference in 2022. If you have any suggestions, please contact us at our office.

The 2022 Small Group Discussion Topics

“Spotting Furniture Fakes, Forgeries and Repairs” with N. Gordon Gray

“What Does the Arts & Crafts Movement Want From Us?” with Andre Chaves and Dianne Ayres

“Roycroft Books, Ephemera and a Show & Tell” with Robert Rust

“Furniture 101: A Walking Tour of the Grove Park Inn” with Jill Thomas-Clark

“Prints & More: Finding the ‘Art’ in Arts & Crafts” with Steven Thomas

“Exploring Stickley Bros. Copper” with Ron Ciarmello

“Planting the Seed: Planning Your Arts & Crafts Landscape” with Rick Taylor

“Remuddling, Remodeling or Restoration” with Norman Blankenship

“Sharing Tips for Building Arts and Crafts Furniture” with Stewart Crick

“Arts and Crafts Women: Who Comes to Mind?” with Pat Bartinique

“Don’t Do What I Did: Tips for Art Pottery Collectors” with Patti Bourgeois and Christine Boone

“Arts and Crafts Metalwork: Identification & Evaluation of the Rare & Unusual” with Bryan Mead

“Arts and Crafts Antique Textiles: A Show & Tell” with Dianne Ayres

“The Women of Newcomb” with Tom Folk

“Arts & Crafts: Is It More Than Just Collecting” with Pat Bartinique

“Which Rookwood Era Is Your Favorite” with Riley Humler

“How To Get Published” with Brian Coleman