The classical labyrinth is made from two lines. Here Robert is drawing both lines at once, using two hands! Many similarly amazing things happen at his annual labyrinth making master class, sponsored by Veriditas in Petaluma, California. The next class is July 30-August 1, 2014. For details, see: www.veriditas.org.

Working with volunteers is very cost effective. Pictured is an installation in Charlottesville, Virginia.The adults take a break in order to rest up, but this young lady, who was a good worker, took breaks in order to run and play.
Photo by Lars Howlett. See his marvelous photography at www.findlars.com.
(See more about working with Volunteers)
Read more about our crushed granite installations using volunteer helpers: granite.

 

 

Labyrinths

Labyrinth Enterprises, LLC, is a collaborative of skilled labyrinth artists prepared to install the best labyrinth for your site and budget. Robert Ferré, now retired after 15 years as a full-time labyrinth maker, still acts as technical advisor and contact person. By communicating with the architect, client, or committee in charge, Robert helps to determine the best pattern and medium within the specified budget. The work is then assigned to the appropriate artists within the collaborative, who complete the installation.

Publishing

Labyrinth Enterprises, LLC, previously published five titles and a series of worksheets available on this website and Amazon.com. Now, Robert's attention has turned to writing, including updating and reissuing the previous labyrinth books and new material on a variety of subjects, especially cruises and self-publishing. The following links pertain to the publishing activities:

www.cruiseoftheheart.com
The website for Robert's memoir of a transatlantic cruise.

www.retiredgonecruising.com
Descriptive accouts of cruises taken by Robert and Linda Ricketts.

www.robertferre.com
Robert's personal website.

Labyrinth Books

By the end of the summer several more labyrinth books will be available, including instruction manuals for the Chartres and classical labyrinths, and one about making canvas labyrinths.

Robert says: "I got my start in 1995 when the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress, founder of Veriditas, asked me to make a canvas labyrinth. She liked it and asked me to make more, which I sold to Veriditas wholesale and which they resold to churches and other clients. Then I went retail, expanded to permanent labyrinths, wrote some books, and enjoyed a star-studded career.

Now I'm retired, mostly, and concentrating on getting all of this knowledge in my head down onto paper for future generations. All of the proceeds from these books go to Veriditas (whether you buy the books from them or on Amazon.com). I can't think of a more fitting way to acknowledge our two decades of working together. I especially enjoy our annual master class where I get to teach peope all aspects of making labyrinths. I love that "Ah ha!" moment when they really get it. If you want to learn how to make labyrinths, come join us."

The canvas labyrinth book is new, a sixth book. There will be several more after that. Check in now and again to see how the publishing is coming along. Thanks for your interest in labyrinths.

Robert's cruise memoir love story.
(See www.cruiseoftheheart.com)

The first of five labyrinth books to be reissued.
(See Church Labyrinths)

 

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