Colonial Williamsburg has announced the date and theme of this year's Working Wood in the 18th Century conference. The event will be held from 26-29 2023, and registration will launch this fall (both in-person and virtual registration options). This year's theme is:
A Very Good Effect: Ornamenting 18th Century Woodwork
Working Wood in the 18th Century celebrates its 25th year with a flourish of ornament and a gathering of craftspeople and scholars. Whether adorned with carving, inlay, marquetry, or japanning, period woodwork draws much of its enduring appeal from thoughtfully designed and well-executed ornament. Join Colonial Williamsburg staff and special guest presenters Brock Jobe, Mary May, Frank Strazza, and Jerome Bias for an exploration of the techniques, people, and stories behind this decorative splendor.
While registration is not yet open, you can sign up for email updates here.