A Conversation with Garry Knox Bennett - Popular Woodworking Magazine
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garry konx bennetGarry Knox Bennett is among the most unconventional and irreverent artists working today. He’s an internationally known furniture maker (and jewelry maker, sculptor, painter and roach-clip inventor) whose work is represented in many of the world’s most important collections.

He’s also hilarious and opinionated…as you’ll see below. We went to Oakland to film a “Woodworking Legends” video (and asked Garry’s long-time friend and fellow luminary Alf Sharp to conduct the interview) – that full-length video interview and retrospective of Garry’s life and work will be out in Spring 2017. But we also asked Alf to sit down with Garry and ask a handful of questions, just for fun. (Note: The responses contain some profanity; if that offends you, please don’t watch.)

— Megan Fitzpatrick

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  • robert

    I am a fan of Garry Knox Bennett. I have heard interviews with Mr. Bennett that were really great. I have read profiles in various books and magazines of Mr. Bennett that were insightful. I hope the finished video is better than this snippet, because this brief selection is truly awful.

    • Megan Fitzpatrick
      Megan Fitzpatrick

      Sorry you didn’t like it – we were going for non-woodworking fun stuff with this. The video proper concentrates on his life and craft.

  • Matt_Rob

    I enjoyed the short version I guess because it wasn’t a polished interview. Just honest answers. Maybe not for those looking pearls of wisdom to live by but it is just two old friends shooting the bull. Like overhearing a conversation.
    Nice

    • Megan Fitzpatrick
      Megan Fitzpatrick

      Thanks! Yeah – we’re capturing those “just for fun” type things on all shoots going forward. The more serious stuff will, of course, be in the full-length videos.

  • mysticcarver

    I have been a fan of his since I seen his segment on the PBS show “Craft in America” . I love this trailer as well!! Thanks for this oh woodworking Guru’s!

  • 7-Thumbs

    Boy that trailer did not make me want to listen to more of this guy.

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