The smell of freshly cut wood and sandpaper filled my nose two weeks ago. That day, I had the great opportunity to peer into the studio space of local craftsman, Elliott Otto at Berkeley Mills. Elliott is one of the wood workers at the studio who creates custom furniture that uses a mix of craftsman and japanese style. The unique pairing inspires gorgeous one of a kind furniture pieces.
The tactile tools and the flow of the studio inspired me. The studio was one big floor space with large machinery woven through out work benches. Frames of soon to be pieces of furniture are lined neatly in place and large pieces of sandpaper hang from the ceiling.
I left feeling re-energized with creativity. I am now looking for textural inspiration pieces to hang in my own studio space.