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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Handmade tools

This man, (we'll call him Mr. Jenkins, because I can't remember his first name) showed up at the workshop the last day with a bag full of the most beautiful hand carved tools I have ever seen. There were brushes, needle tools, ribs, throwing sticks, and paddles all wonderfully handmade. The prices were pretty good except of course for the brush I liked that was $50. I did get a needle tool that I really like a lot. This guy should have a website but he, like most artists, just likes making the stuff, not marketing it. Too bad, if I want to get more I have no idea how to get in touch with him......



13 comments:

TropiClay Studio said...

Do you think the workshop organizers might have a way to contact him? Some of those ribs looked awesome! I wouldn't mind having a couple of those!

Tracey Broome said...

Maybe, I will email the girl that took my money for the workshop and see if she has his contact. I wish he had a card or something with him.

TropiClay Studio said...
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TropiClay Studio said...

Thanks Tracey! I would appreciate that. Sounds like you had fun at the workshop.
Oh! Put some student work up on the blog, let me know what you think!

Lori Buff said...

Those ribs do look beautiful, I too wish this guy had a web site.

Kari Weaver Hopkins said...

I wish I could hold them! John just posted some pictures of the workshop on his FB page. I don't see you though.

FetishGhost said...

Whoa!

The Seldom Seen Kid said...

Yeah, those ribs are so nice! I would love to have a couple of those, I'm a rib man myself! Brushes, not so much.
I'm convince the money is not in being an artist, but supplying supplies to those who are, or think they are, artistic. Seems to be a never ending stream of us out here.

Tracey Broome said...

I have sent an email to see if I can get the contact for tool man. Kari, I guess I kept a pretty low profile at the workshop! Don't do facebook so I haven't seen the photos.

cookingwithgas said...

I think Jim lives in Raleigh or use to - Let me know if you can't find him I might have a lead.

DK said...

Wow, are those ever gorgeous. I would *love* to have some tools like that, both brushes and ribs. I want to reach through the screen and touch them.

Tracey Broome said...

I'm trying to locate this guy but no one I have emailed has his contact info....

Kevin Strickland said...

Did you ever find the name of the man who made those tools?