The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild introduces the Byrdcliffe Forum, a series of free virtual talks beginning in July 2020. The talks will take place approximately every two weeks on Thursday at 6:00 pm on Zoom.

Byrdcliffe Forum Presents:
Bob Lang, Craftsman “Shop Drawings for Byrdcliffe Furniture”
with Henry T. Ford, Byrdcliffe Historian and Director Emeritus
Thursday, August 12th, 6:00 PM EST

Utilizing their knowledge of design and history, Robert Lang and Henry T. Ford, Byrdcliffe Historian and Director Emeritus, will discuss this recent publication which showcases the process and background used to recreate some of the iconic pieces of furniture that Byrdcliffe was originally known for during the American Arts & Crafts period of the early twentieth century. These kindred spirits look forward to sharing their admiration of the history of the Whiteheads and aesthetics of these unique pieces of art and form.

Watch a recording of the talk on YouTube

Robert W. Lang is a furniture maker, author and illustrator who currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of several books about furniture and interiors of the American Arts & Crafts movement of the early twentieth century, including his latest book “Shop Drawings for Byrdcliffe Furniture”. He is the editor of “American Period Furniture” and was formerly executive editor and project illustrator for Popular Woodworking Magazine. Click here to view his website.

Henry T. Ford, Byrdcliffe Historian and Director Emeritus, has served on the Board of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild for many years and has held the positions of Chairman, President, and Vice-President. In 2017, he served as Chair of the Advisory Committee. Henry’s commitment to Byrdcliffe and the Woodstock community has been further strengthened by becoming a full-time Woodstock resident after 25 years as a weekender. Henry has sat on the Woodstock Arts Board and the Artists’ Cemetery Boards. His passion for the region and the arts extends to his support of WAAM, Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Historical Society of Woodstock, and Maverick Concerts. Henry and his spouse Michael are the proud caretakers of a comprehensive Woodstock Art Collection, which includes many pieces by the early Byrdcliffe artist Zulma Steele.


Purchase this publication through the Byrdcliffe Bookstore of Byrdcliffe Shop



September: No Forum events

October: Judy Pfaff Woodstock Masters Thursday October 14
TBD Book Talk Thursday October 28

November: Jenne Currie,artist Woodstock Masters Thursday November 18

December: No Forum events