Thorndike Press

A Craftsman's Legacy: Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning

  • Eric Gorges
  • Jon Sternfeld
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  • ISBN-10: 1432870831
  • ISBN-13: 9781432870836
  • DDC: 745.5
  • Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs ( .50 kgs)
  • 322 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2019

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In this celebration of skilled craftsmen, Eric Gorges, a corporate-refugee-turned-metal-shaper, taps into a hunger to get back to what’s real. Visiting with fellow artisans —potters, stone carvers, glassblowers, engravers, woodworkers, and more, Gorges identifies values that are useful for all of us: taking time to slow down and enjoy the process, embracing failure, knowing when to stop and when to push through, and accepting that perfection is an illusion. A Craftsman’s Legacy shows how all of us can embrace a more creative and authentic life and focus on doing what we love.