From the beginning, we knew that our studio would be part woodshop, part clay studio, and hopefully one day, part artisan consignment shop. Over the past few days, we have had a taste of the balancing act to be faced with such a shared space. Fortunately, it came at a time before the kiln and crazy pre-art festival production.
Tom loves his granny dearly and when told her time was near, he took on the amazing challenge of building her casket. In just a few days, a stack of wood became a box, and with every nail and brush stroke, it slowly transformed into a beautiful casket.
Obviously proving his craftmanship with this piece, he is sure to be asked to make more caskets in the future, along with his already admired urns. Time will tell how well clay and wood will work in the same space, but one thing is for sure: we're going to give it a go!