"Joinery, Joists, and Gender: A History of Woodworking for the 21st Century" by Deirdre Visser. © 2022 Routledge. Image by Audi Culver.
Books take many years — sometimes upward of a decade — to produce. The Center is committed to supporting these grant recipients throughout the research process.
Join us for our second Craft Research Talks program, featuring a dynamic discussion with author, curator, educator, visual artist, woodworker and Craft Research Fund recipient Deirdre Visser about her latest book, Joinery, Joists and Gender: A History of Woodworking for the 21st Century (Routledge, 2022). Visser will be in conversation with artist, educator, and woodworker Alison Croney Moses, woodworker and furniture maker Katie Hudnall, and artist, educator, writer, and organizer Folayemi Wilson. All of whom are profiled in the book as they bring history into the present, allowing it to inform and foster wood shops that are vibrant, inclusive, relevant, and exploratory. The panel will be joined by Center for Craft Grant Program Manager and craft researcher Mellanee Goodman as the program moderator. Followed by an audience Q&A.
Deirdre Visser’s book Joinery, Joists and Gender: A History of Woodworking for the 21st Century is available for purchase in the Center for Craft's retail space and online shop.