Furniture making has acquired an elevated status. New technologies and design practices have entered our production processes and are diversifying the workplace, while many women-identifying woodworkers still encounter challenges in the woodshop. The ‘Maker’ identity solidifies this emerging relationship between design and craft, and social media provides broad access to the surrounding narrative. #Craftswomen is organized in response to these shifts, as a space to discuss current issues and brainstorm possible futures for women in the field.
#Craftswomen was a conversation initiated and facilitated by Emily Bunker, held during the Furniture Society Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 25, 2016. Panelists include: Wendy Maruyama, RH Lee, Michaela Crie Stone, and Sarah Marriage.
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