Friday, September 25, 2009

New Woodworking Furniture Gallery in Inman Park

Just look at this place, could it be quainter? Don't you just want to go inside and look around? What is it?

It is Fitch + Company, a new woodworking furniture gallery in Inman Park (a section of Atlanta that reeks of personality and is well shrouded in ivy).

We have just heard that the gallery opening will be October 3rd. We will put up more details of the event when we know them.

And this fellow that Benjie is talking to is Ryan Fitch himself. I (this is Becky as usual) have only met Ryan once, but here is what I know about the fellow:

  • he is a woodworker (too obvious? did i need to say that?)
  • he has been scavenging the metro Atlanta area snagging furtniture for the gallery and making friends
  • he has one snazzy gallery that he should be proud of
  • he rides a snazzy motorcycle

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Benjie has a buddy

This is Kendrick and his very first hand cut dovetails. Kendrick started coming by the studio a year or more ago. We think this photo is from about a year ago when Benjie set him to the task of making the dovetails. Then Kendrick took off to the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine to learn from some of the top woodworkers in the country.

Now he is back....and this is him last week in the studio again. It is hard to tell that this is a different day as I think he is wearing the same shirt. But, I swear, months passed.

Anywho, Kendrick will be in the studio on Wednesdays. I (Becky) like this. While I haven't actually met Kendrick, Kendrick stories are nice. He seems like a good guy. I give him a thumbs up.

The Finished Table Tray

This was finished almost 2 weeks ago now. I haven't quite gotten my blog rhythm.

Collaboration Project with Ellen Kochansky

How could this collaboration not yet have been blogged? It is, in fact, blog-a-rific. It is for a large company here in the Southeast. They have built a new building and had the great idea to have a piece made about their employees, for their employees to place in the new entrance way.

They chose the fabulous Ellen Kochansky to take on this project. I'd like to go on about all the fun meaningful beautiful community projects that Ellen has done. But that will have to be an entry unto itself at another point.

Ellen has graciously come to me to partner up on this one. This will be a set of panels that you see being made below. They will be supported by concrete bases. The panels will hold the arrangements that Ellen composes made from the contributions of the company's employees.

Monday, September 14, 2009

This is the last one

Becky here again. My blogging this evening is delinquent. My pictures are not inserting where I I have done this over and over and blah - they are very mediocre posts. Anywho, this is my last picture….not because the table/tray is not farther along….but because Benjie was so busy making it he forgot to take a snap shot. What’s he doing? Building stuff or something?

Planning to conserve

Matching up the lines

Humble Beginnings

This is Becky again. This time my woodworker husband has an actual woodworking project. It is usually the norm...but in the last month or so...the woodworker has been metalworking. So here are the beginnings of the project started earlier this month. It is a coffee table/tray for a potter named Jill. Anyone who has been in our home knows that we have a special place in our hearts for potters. Everyday things should be art. Art should be used and loved everyday. Woodworkers and potters have a lot in common.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Copper Sink Continued....

Patinaed this with water and vinegar.

Shiny and with its removable divider....