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Arrowmont Instructor Roundtable: Ancient to Contemporary

The heritage of Arrowmont is rooted in an approach to the arts that builds upon traditional arts and crafts. In this Instructor Roundtable discussion, three 2021 instructors share how historic techniques, approaches or concepts inform their creative work. This virtual discussion took place Friday, February 19, 2021.


Alicia Goodwin, jeweler and sculptural designer
Beth Ireland, woodturner, sculptor and instrument maker
Lynette D. Youson, sweetgrass basket weaver


Click the image below to watch the video, or visit https://youtu.be/d-iIGvj_VnA.


2021 Workshop – PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES FOR ART JEWELERS, August 15 – 20, 2021
Alicia Goodwin is a jewelry designer based in Chicago who creates her work under the line title of Lingua Nigra. She holds two Associates of Applied Science degrees in Fashion Design and Jewelry Design from the State University of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She also holds a BA in English and a minor in Cultural Anthropology from City College of New York Hunter College. Goodwin’s work explores the randomness of nature.
2021 Workshop – TOOL MAKING FOR TURNERS, July 18 – 23, 2021
Beth Ireland lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Florida where her studio provides woodworking with a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning. She earned her BA from the State University College at Buffalo and an MFA in Sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art. Ireland has been involved in a traveling art/craft project, Turning Around America since 2010. She also teaches at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.
Lynette D. YousonLYNETTE D. YOUSON
2021 Workshop – SWEETGRASS BASKET WEAVING, July 25 – 30, 2021
Lynette D. Youson is a fifth generation sweetgrass basket weaver from the low country of South Carolina and a sweetgrass after-school instructor. She started weaving as a child and continued to weave with her mother for over 45 years. She has appeared on the CBS Sunday Morning and has been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles. One of her Rice Fanner Basket is on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

See more Arrowmont Roundtable videos and information on upcoming webinars at www.arrowmont.org/craft-conversations

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