I build handcrafted Adirondack chairs, captain chairs, porch swings and glider benches, keepsake boxes and audio speakers in stunning hardwood cabinets.
My vision is to bring more joy to everyone who will see, touch, hear, and use my handcrafted work.
Having the privilege to work with rough-cut softwood and hardwood species and transform them into beautifully finished useful and meaningful products for people to enjoy is very fulfilling.
I’ve been working with wood since I was given a toolbox at age 10, and my first projects were built with scraps I found in the garage. Nothing has really changed except for the size of the operation. I still collect wood scraps, only now I use a truck and I think about the planet. I find great happiness in rescuing wood destined for the dumpster and giving new life to reclaimed materials.
My Mouse Houses trace back to the dollhouse my grandfather built for my brother and me, which we populated with a gang of small stuffed animals who had grand adventures and a cozy home life when they returned from their outings. I hope to pass on some of the joy my grandfather gave to us, along with an appreciation for the smaller things in life, whether it’s a mouse or a repurposed bottle cap.
Artist: Bill Grove
Business: Bill’s Fine Woodworking
Product: I make a variety of small-scale wood crafts. At times throughout the year, I make and sell wood coasters and wood Christmas tree ornaments, in addition to the wood jewelry I make and sell year-round. The wood rings and wood earrings are individually made from a variety of both domestic (black walnut, mahogany, maple) and imported exotic hardwoods (rosewood, zebrawood, purpleheart, padauk, yellowheart). Each item is sealed with high gloss polyurethane to protect it. No stains or artificial dyes are used. (Nature took care of that for me!)
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After retiring from a career in pharmaceutical research, I picked up a woodworking hobby. I discovered the Sunday Artisan Market in 2021 and now look forward to all aspects of designing, making, displaying, and selling my handiwork in Kerrytown. I always enjoy interacting with potential customers and answering their questions about how I make my wood jewelry. Whether they buy an item or not, I appreciate the time they spend at my table and enjoy receiving any compliments they have to offer.
Artists: Jodi Bingham and Sandy Kaszyca
We personally mill the logs and dry them in our solar kiln. Because we own a sawmill and CNC machine, we are able to create custom items with personalized details.
I learned the art of woodworking from my father. I combine wood and steel into a single piece with a little bit of forging and sculpting of metal, which is conformed to the wood. You have to let the metal cool, then shape it until it meets the parameters of the wood.
I design a wide variety of crafts, including functional and decorative art mostly out of cherry wood. Some of it has a children’s theme. I also make lazy susans, cutting boards, and serving trays. I make kaleidoscopes out of brass and stainless steel, and also make metal bracelets/cuffs. I aim for creations that are useful, fun, and modestly priced. I’m a retired journalist and I make what pleases me.
I started working in wood because of my father and it turned into a hobby.
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Artist: Thien Pham
Business: Prairie Home & Garden
Products: Custom-made wooden home and garden furniture, cedar hope chests, entryway benches, planters, birdhouses, bird feeders, and mailboxes. I primarily use Michigan oak and cherry wood.
I enjoy woodworking and have been doing it for more than 10 years. I would like to thank my customers for their support. I couldn’t do it without them. I want to do this for the rest of my life and there is nothing better than doing what you love. I wish for everyone to do something that they love, like I do.
Artist: Thomas Raistrick
Products: Spoons and wooden curiosities