I can’t resist the urge to come up with something old and personal. At the end of the year, taking a look back is appropriate. Finally, I have tangible proof that my grandfather was really with the company PhP van Baak. I found this photo from 1942 of my grandfather’s 25th anniversary celebration at the …

This beautiful statue, which is also a fountain, stands in the heart of the ancient city of Trier in Germany. All the crafts that contributed to Trier’s prosperity are depicted in it, which is why this image gave me the idea to write a piece about crafts. The crafts fountain is a structure like a …

Recently, while emptying out my mother’s house after she passed away in January, I discovered among the untold amount of knick-knacks a few leather items belonging to my grandfather. The photo shows two poufs that my grandfather made, probably for his pleasure, about 100 years ago. Proof of the durability of this material and the …

We can conclude the first six months of the Lfa with wonderful results! The students worked very hard and made tremendous progress. All students completed research on materials and techniques for their own creation. This began with formulating ideas for a pattern and choosing which materials to use. Then the patterns were made for their …