the tall narrow canvas of William Grit Laskin

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Article by Judy Donnelly

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illiam Grit Laskin is one of North America’s pre-eminent luthiers and inlay artists. Since the early 1970s he has built beautifully-crafted guitars, and pushed the decorative element of the instruments by developing a unique inlay style, highly personalized to reflect his customers’ lives and interests. His craft has earned him accolades, awards and clients …

music and the decorative arts

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Article by John Fleming and Marian Bradshaw

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an music be included among the decorative arts? Perhaps not. Yet the instruments that make non-vocal music possible, from the simple reed flute of some shepherd or mythical satyr to the polyphonous instruments of the major western orchestras, have always attracted the decorative impulses of great and humble artisans alike. And …