Soon we will step from the affluent upstairs life to the work areas that supported from the kitchens below. For now we will conclude this tour with the Breakfast Room just off the greater Dining Room. This was a family dining room used when footmen were not required and a smaller complement of staff cold serve the meals.
The fireplace serves as the centrepiece of warmth and to of course centralise more everyday family events around the dining table. I don’t care for carved heads in wood
Shavings and sound prove success at many levels and what I see and hear as my students plane and saw, others are rarely conscious of. My way of measuring success is not in the pristine dovetail joint but the body stance each student has as they work. Self-discipline is key to proper development. It’s not my place to force this discipline but reinforce the essentiality that it comes from within. Soon, by self-discipline, they become what they once only dreamed of through working knowledge and developed
A Bedroom Fit for a Queen
This bedroom is classic for Royalty and the nobility of the era. Nothing was too grand, expensive or considered wasteful if you could lure a queen to sleep in your house. The whole castle was built for just such a thing (such is the dynamic that affects us when we want to be accepted) and at the then cost of 150, 000 (450,000,000) for building such a creation. But it’s the workmanship I pursue in this and not the inequality of the haves and the have-nots. Hopper worked
The sun setting over the New Legacy signs really meant something to me as I drove home last night. It meant a new legacy would now unfold that would be inclusive, inspiring and inviting. At last here we have something that represented creative training without exclusivity. We had created a place, a sphere of creativity and training, where skill could be passed on to others hitherto denied the possibility of studying under someone from a background as a lifelong working craftsman. Year after year
I am older now and wonder more about issues of order. I realise that without a plan I rarely accomplish what needs to be done. Plans first develop order and most planning revolves around negative or unoccupied space. Parameters for creative workspace are not so much about the largeness of empty space and occupying the wholeness of that space but the confinement governed by efficient workability. Creating order is often something the individualist artisan resists as much as cleaning up and putting