Come and join us at the Charleston Night Bazaar this Saturday, August 18 from 5 pm - 10 pm at Edmund's Oast! We'll have bottle openers, jewelry and accessories for men and women, copies of Little Beaver Builds a Bed and more!
Kelly Meagher is wood burner and stay at home mom living in Northwest Arkansas. She specializes in botanical wall hangings, and has a unique and interesting story behind her path to woodworking. Meagher grew up in Mexico with parents working in missions working to help support those trying to leave the drug trade. Her father... Continue Reading →
In a day and age where women are striving to have it all, Motoko Smith is no different. This San Diego based homemaker and part-time woodturner has found a way to blend together her family life and passion to create unique wooden bowls and turnings. Smith stumbled onto woodworking as she explored creative outlets for herself... Continue Reading →
Sarah Marriage didn’t always know she was meant to be a woodworker. Like most of us the craft sort of found her. In Sarah’s case it was after attending Princeton for architecture as an undergrad. Also like most of us, she yearned to actually make something. Marriage quotes architectural theorist Robin Evans as one of... Continue Reading →
Leslie Webb is no stranger to the heat. Living outside of Austin, TX, she has forged a career in furniture design/making, creating an impressive portfolio of works and a stellar resume to match. Leslie's interest was initially peaked while perusing a handcrafted furniture catalog one morning while working as a nanny on break from college.... Continue Reading →
As Santa finished his last delivery, Joseph and I went right back to work to prepare for a very exciting opportunity. The lovely Leigh and Tim McAlpin of Charleston, SC's leading eco-friendly design and furniture store Dwelling chose Joseph Thompson Woodworks and Black Swamp to open their new LOCAL Maker's Series, featuring the work of... Continue Reading →
I was digging through last year's files a few nights ago and found something really special with an interesting story behind it. About a year ago at 2012's Fall High Point Market Joseph and I sat down on a slow afternoon in our space to get some administrative work done. We were exhausted in the... Continue Reading →
I've always been a bit obsessed with American History, even as a child. My ideal vacation was a trip to Gettysburg instead of a theme park, even at the age of 9. I also grew up with a family who loved to thrift and go "antiquing." I still love seeing my Uncle's antique war memorabilia... Continue Reading →