We’re building furniture

I’m planning on doing some shows with Kyle Thomson a fellow Sheridan Alum (http://imakepottery.wordpress.com/) to sell our ceramics. We’ve been busy preparing for a show on June 1st to try and see how we can sell together in the same tent. We are building some display shelves for our work. It’s been a fun and challenging experience we are both potters and our furniture skills are a bit limited. We have building one cabinet and using that as a way to learn the process and are expecting the other cabinets to improve as we go along. We keep on making slight modifications to design as we come up with better ways to complete the steps. Kyle has been taking the lead on the project as he has a higher comfort level with the tools and building in general. It has been a very time consuming project but very rewarding. We may have one ready stain tomorrow as we plan to put a final push to get one done. Hopefully the displays we make are of a higher quality then the furniture made in the Portlandia video I posted at the end of this post. And if you’re wondering I have been doing more than just standing around and taking pictures of Kyle working. I think we should make a quick video at some point but I have to see if Kyle is on board with that. We could definitely make a “how not to video”.

 

First Video

I thought I would try to make a demo video today. I’m a bit shy and don’t like the sound of my voice so I decided to use a song in the background. Though in the next few weeks I do plan to be a little more ambitious and explain what I’m doing in each video. Anyway I hope you take a moment to watch what I created as I get prepared for a few show’s this summer and hopefully get my work in a few new locations.