Is Lockdown Key To Releasing Creativity?

The Woodworker|June 2020

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Is Lockdown Key To Releasing Creativity?
If you’re keen to get into furniture making, there’s no better time than the present to start looking for ways to fulfil your potential, as Tom Fraser, Principal of The Chippendale International School of Furniture shows here
Tom Fraser

Limitations often lead to creative solutions and lockdown is perhaps the greatest limitation many of us will have ever encountered. But being forced to withdraw from society, from our friends and loved ones – from our normal lives – has given us all more time to reflect.

Following what has been a truly difficult time for so many people, possibly a glimmer of hope is that we will come out of this with a changed perspective on what is important. Perhaps more of us will choose to follow creatively fulfilling paths. Given the time to tinker, to experiment with designs, and play about with the limited resources in our garden sheds, the joy of creativity may well be reignited and perhaps we’ll see more woodworkers in our midst in years to come.

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