Rejection stings. It’s a necessary evil that every artist must develop a deep, complex relationship with. Sometimes we’re happy to be rejected. Other times it hurts enough to make you want to close your shop door and question whether or not there is even a place for you in the craft. When I started Women of... Continue Reading →
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Peggy White's determination shows in her work as a luthier. Her crisp, modern designs seamlessly balance their contrast of the rich depths of the wood grain. Guitar building is an exacting task. However, simply getting in the shop was Peggy's toughest challenge, the rest is just music. Peggy first wanted to take woodworking as a... Continue Reading →
Lynette Breton's favorite woodworking tool is the flat steel cabinet scraper. Much like her preferred implement, she has a knack for taking seemingly unassuming materials and making objects that really shine in style, craftsmanship and provenance. Lynette's woodworking career began in 1974 in San Francisco, through a government-funded CETA program, Women in Apprenticeship. "As a... Continue Reading →
The foundation of the modern craft of woodworking was built long ago. It's rich, ancient history is something that draws a lot of makers to the craft. Some even make whole careers out of exploring it's antiquity. However, the culture of modern woodworking could not be sustained without the generous nurturers of creativity, the dedicated... Continue Reading →
Kim McIntyre has traveled from coast to coast of the United States, woodworking and embracing every aspect of the craft as well as the maker community. She grew up around woodworking and first learned about the craft from her father. “As a young kid, I used to make “wood cookies” from his jointer shavings (just... Continue Reading →
Vanessa Johnston’s journey as a fine woodworker has only just begun, and she is starting with quite a bang. She is a recent graduate of the Chippendale International School of Furniture in Edinburgh and was awarded the prestigious honor of being named the Chippendale Society's Student of the Year. Vanessa began woodworking at 20 when... Continue Reading →