In an era when
there are countless competing claims on one's attention, how does
one find the internal focus to be creative? For master furniture
craftsman Gary Rogowski, the answer is in the act of creative work
itself. The discipline of working with one's hands to create unnecessarily
beautiful things shapes the builder into a more complete human being.
a profound meditation on the eternal value of manual work, creativity,
human fallibility, and the stubborn pursuit of quality work. Rogowski
tells his life story of how he became a craftsman and how years
of persistent work have taught him patience, resilience, tolerance
for failure, and a love of pursuing beauty and mastery for its own
part guide to creativity, and part guide to living, Handmade is
a book for craftspeople, artists, and anyone who seeks clarity,
purpose, and creativity in their work -- and it's the perfect antidote
to a modern world that thinks human labor is obsolete.