STL244: Laura Mays–The inquisitive furniture makerJon Binzen interviews Laura Mays, woodworker and director of The Krenov School, about her journey to woodworking and the inspiration behind her inquisitive work.
This episode is sponsored by Maverick Abrasives
For more information on The Krenov Foundation – https://www.thekrenovfoundation.org/
To see more of Laura’s work – http://yaffemays.com/
Laura Mays has a degree in architecture from University College Dublin and a higher certificate in Furniture Design and Manufacture from GMIT Letterfrack (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology), both in Ireland. She followed that with two years in the Fine Woodworking program at the College of the Redwoods (now The Krenov School) in Fort Bragg, Calif., where since 2011 she has been the program director.
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Okay then, while most STL are informative, this was a pleasure to listen too. What an interesting person!
Thoroughly enjoyed meeting this very interesting individual, thank you Ben and Jon.
Really enjoyed the interview with Laura Mays. So glad it was Jon Binzen doing the interview. What a talented and thoughtful person she is.
Can't wait for the "Making a Seat at the Table" book. The show in Philadelphia was wonderful.
I would have to agree with the previous comment, I throughly enjoyed this depthful interview. So much so that I've watched it twice, to glean as much as I can about Laura Mays' work and also the back history of the College of the Redwoods. Please schedule more interviews with Jonathan Binzen, these long format interviews are a treasure.
Excellent interview. Wow, inspiring.
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