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Arts & Crafts Redux: The Iron Slab

The Iron Slab is a local shop specializing in custom furniture and woodworking.  Stephen’s a full-on Renaissance man who not only makes inspired pieces of furniture, but is also a piano tuner, working musician, foodie, and collector of artifacts.  His garage-shop houses his tools, as well his latest eclectic finds – piano guts, signage, and kitsch.

He was kind enough to let me spend a couple days photographing some of the projects he was working on.  Even though I wasn’t able to photograph the completed pieces, you can check out his website and Instagram (@theironslab) to discover how they turned out!  He takes custom orders, and has some holiday gifts ready for purchase!

Arts & Crafts Redux is my personal project.  It’s my attempt to document different types of creators and makers, and see what we all have in common.  Enjoy!

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Grant – Greenfield Central Senior Photography

I spent time with Grant and some of his family in Broad Ripple for his senior session.  He’s a Greenfield Central Cougar who’s interested in becoming a pilot.  Best of luck Grant as you head into football post season, and the rest of your last year of high school!

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Matthew – Heritage Christian Senior Photography

Had a great time with Matthew sailing on Geist Reservoir, and walking around his neighborhood in Fishers!  Special thanks to Kevin & Jennifer for coordinating all the details.  We got some great shots.  All the best to Matthew as you finish up this year.

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Hastings Family – Carmel Family Photography

Had a great shoot with the Hastings family this summer!  It’s a great idea to get some shots of the family before the kids leave the nest completely.  And the dog was very smiley too!

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Arts & Crafts Redux: Kokomo Opalescent Glass Co. – Part 2

It’s been a while, but I wanted to put up Part 2 of this post on KOGPart 1 was a little about how we’re made to create, and that more people are finding out they’re good at creating something.  Or that they like being a part of a creative process.  This maker movement is trending from indie to mainstream in many ways.  Tiny home builders are on HGTV, art classes are growing in popularity, DIY has become a staple on YouTube, Etsy is a viable source of income, and there are wine & paint events every night of the week.

This Arts & Crafts Redux project is my attempt to capture some of these movers and makers and share them with you.

In addition to opalescent sheet glass, KOG also creates various types of glass art from dalle de verre (slabs of glass), rondelles, bowls, vases, beads, pendants, and many other beautiful pieces.  Below are examples of dalle de verre, beads, and plates.  I highly recommend taking one of their tours and maybe getting in some early Christmas shopping!

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