It’s a new year. That means that the holidays are over and I once again have time to pour effort into things other than spoons. Soon, I’ll be building a pole lathe, forging some hook tools and carving bowls.
Now’s a great time to get lessons and to give me commission work. I have the time to focus on that sort of thing.
Among my goals in the first part of the year:
- Develop standard models of eating and serving spoons. Each piece will still be hand done from start to finish, but these will be done from a pattern. In time, I hope to find an apprentice to help me do this work.
- Create new stuff. I hope to do more bowls, kuksas, and other stuff this year. I felt like I could never get comfortably ahead of the curve enough to have time for larger projects this last year, so I’m going to use this time to do some of those things hopefully.
- Start writing a curriculum. Eventually, I’d like to write a book, but for now I think a small scale pamphlet is realistic.
- Make carving tools. I’ll be diving into this soon and I’m lucky to have lots of help. Look for knives to be available soon.
So anyway, the gist is that I have time to put towards the other parts of my business that I tend to neglect when I get busy.
If any of you want lessons, now is the time. Let me know and we’ll schedule something.
I also just launched “The Commission Game” in the shop on this site. Check it out.
Happy New Year!