Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Maysville Guild Study Program

In Oct. I attended the IGMA's guild study program in Maysville, KY.  It was held at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center which houses the Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection.  I can't begin to describe the amazing exhibits and the wonderfully warm hospitality offered by Kaye Browning and the museum staff.  The class I took was taught by William (Bill) Robertson - a 1:12 scale tiger maple chest of drawers, about 5 inches tall.  The biggest challenge was the hand cut dovetails.  Bill is a born teacher and an unbelievably talented artisan!

On the last night, we were invited to dinner at the home of Kaye Browning.  These are views from her back yard.

Maysville is the hometown of Rosemary Clooney and a great place to see a wide variety of historic architecture.  This is a shot of one of the flood wall murals, taken from the parking lot of the French Quarter Inn where I stayed.