There are probably a couple hundred craftspeople and artists in our little Door County. World class & in international collections. Men and women who make beautiful items for people to use every day. We call our work, Art for Everyday. It holds true for all craftspeople.
John believes that learning and honing his craft makes it more useful to people. Balanced handles, spouts that don’t twist in the firing, pitcher lips that don’t drip. Cups that don’t fall over. It is part and parcel of the art. Something beautiful that doesn’t work sours our experience and we stop using it.
Michael Doerr is a furniture maker. His furniture is beautiful. His furniture is functional. He cares about his material and his customer. It is a fine relationship, the one between a craftsperson and his customer. Intimate. Meaningful. Longlasting. One to aspire to have. Our lives should have meaning, and the objects we use daily should make our lives better. We do that. He does, too.