One of the woodworkers that we came to love almost instantly is renowned Windsor Chair maker Curtis Buchanan. Curtis can be found teaching Windsor Chair Making to groups of eager students at least once, sometimes twice, each year at Highland. His visits are always highly anticipated. With much fondness for him we are always very proud when others find out how great he is.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, he is on the cover of the recently distributed February ’07 issue of Woodwork magazine. Written by Stephanie Stone, a research psychologist who teaches at Johns Hopkins University, the article is illustrated with photos by Doug Thompson, Tom Pardue, Pete Montanti and many of Curtis’s own pictures. It is a really well done piece that captures a lot of Curtis’s personality.
In the latter part of the article, Curtis mentions that the comfortable chair, also know as a “sittin’ chair”, was always offered to family and friends because you wanted them to stay and visit, versus a “company” chair. Curtis, know that we will always have a sittin’ chair with your name on it, saved for you here at Highland Woodworking.
See a listing of Curtis’s upcoming April Workshops being held at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta, GA.
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