In celebration of American Craft Week, we opened the studio for one day to the public. It was on Saturday, October 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to discover the new and beautiful fine crafted furniture in the beautiful surrounds of the Lake Country area. The day was beautiful, sunny, a little cool; however, a wonderful day of Fall in Wisconsin.
We joined hundreds of galleries, studios, craft guilds and museums across the country in celebration of the 5th annual American Craft Week. American Craft Week is dedicated to increasing awareness of the integral role craft artists play in creating vibrant, thriving, and sustainable communities and economies. "We're crafting commerce," said owner of Salvaged Studio Rachael Winkley. "We are using our artistic skills to build businesses."
Tom and I had a number of visitors that day who toured the shop and spent some time viewing a few pieces of fine handcrafted solid wood furniture; traditional with a modern flare. Collectors of Tom's work, Bob and Kathy, came out on the day and purchased their 12th piece, a sofa table made of tiger maple and cherry wood accents.
"By taking part in the celebration, people are joining in on the trend of buying American-made products," said American Craft Week founder and co-chair Diane Sulg. "In a culture of mass production, we're seeing a reverse trend in which people are seeking out handcrafted work that tells a story and opportunities to connect with the craft artists who make it."
Thank you for those of you who came out and explored on that day and we are looking forward to the annual event in October 2015.
~Linda & Tom