On History, Memory, and Curriculum

Paul Henry           

Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 1:30pm - 2:45pm

For the past 15 years, both my work and the class that I teach at Palomar College have run in tandem, with each informing and responding to the other. Developing a curriculum based on the history of furniture has both sharpened my understanding of the craft and also given me a vocabulary to explore issues and ideas that are personally resonant. This presentation will trace that interaction, drawing comparisons across many centuries of furniture ideas. While I actively discourage imitation or reproduction, I find great value in stealing an idea, making it your own, and using it to create contemporary furniture that has vitality and historical depth.




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Paul Henry has been making and restoring furniture for over 35 years. His work has been shown in several Solo Exhibitions, many galleries and museums, and has been widely published. He has maintained a studio in Carlsbad, California since 1981.