READY TO GET MAKING?
We had the Cohort of Educators in the woodshop this morning. That’s 8 educators (Sean, Karen, Julie, Christy, Morgan, Jeremy, Tom, Vicki), each working on their own furniture-build. Two other woodshop members were in the shop and had periodic questions. Jim was coming in from Chicago and wasn’t going to be there right at 9am. [...]
“We follow a path of discovery, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work.” – James Krenov When you’re in the weeds of a designing and building a piece of furniture – like a lot of things in life – it’s hard to remember that you’re the first person ever [...]
Since its inception, Jim and I have considered Soulcraft to be more than a woodworking shop or a “makers space.” Indeed, our very name was a testament to the somewhat romantic yet sincere desire to create a space that was more than a venue for developing a set of skills or a place to make [...]
In the midst of sawdust and on breaks from cutting and shaping, some pretty gnarly conversations spring up at Soulcraft. You never know where they could go. Sometimes, you find John Dewey with a chisel in his hand… This conversation was with Sean Wheeler: a high school teacher (recently at Lakewood High School), who is [...]
With the new year, it seems the shop is entering a new phase of maturity. With no less than 8 folks utilizing the shop to grow their own furniture design/make companies, numerous general public members and a constant influx of students, there are new projects sprouting daily. Here’s a look at just a few of the projects [...]