The Museum for Art in Wood launched a series of conversations with queer woodworkers. Artist, curator, and lecturer Daniel Fountain, PhD, will lead the next edition of the roundtable discussion with leading queer woodworkers and artists in wood, sharing the ways their lived experience impacts their craft, process, and aesthetic. Join us for an enlightening and fun afternoon.
Daniel Fountain (he/they) is an artist, curator, and lecturer in art history and visual culture at the University of Exeter. They hold a practice-based PhD in queer craft and have since published widely on this topic. As an artist, Daniel has exhibited on an international level, and their work has been featured in several publications, including Surface Design Journal, Crafts, and Embroidery: The Textile Art Magazine. They have also co-produced a range of public programmes with the likes of Tate, Crafts Council, and The Venice Biennale. Dr. Fountain has two forthcoming books on craft and queer visual culture. The first, Crafted with Pride: Queer Craft and Activism in Contemporary Britain (Intellect Books and University of Chicago Press, 2023) is an edited collection about queer craft and the material cultures of LGBTQ+ activism in Britain since the 1980s. The second, Queer Crafts (Bloomsbury, 2025) spotlights the work of LGBTQ+ creative practitioners engaging with textile, ceramic, metal, wood, paper, and glass.
This event is free to the public. The Museum for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.
Questions? Please contact Katie Sorenson, Director of Outreach and Communications, at [email protected].