We had the good fortune of connecting with Albert Hall and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Albert, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
Most products today are made in a factory. While this is the norm and is essential for today we are loosing are connection to our past, where we made things with our hands. The skill and attention to detail to things we make by hand are not comparable to things we make in a factory. The goals are different and therefore the outcome is different. My goal is to share my skills and my creativity. To show that the human hand is the ultimate machine. Our hand can be retooled almost instantly to become a true extension of our minds and our creativity. My business is me, my creativity and skill. It is not a machine that you can turn on or off. This is the personal touch you get. This is why artists choose to make things with their hands. I want share my creativity, skills and myself with you. My hands to yours
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a maker of fine handcrafted furniture. Not being the usual woodworker, I choose to work with wood in many areas including Furniture and Wood Turnings. Since wood is my passion, my goal is to bring that passion to you through the pieces I create. Functionality and appearance are very important. Each piece must be visually pleasing as well as comfortable and functional to it’s purpose. This a life long effort for me. I don’t mass produce anything, I choose to be unique and different from the mainstream furniture maker. It’s not easy because every piece I make I have to start from scratch. Just as making a cake from scratch. I started this journey in my childhood. It started as an interest, then a hobby. Later it turned into a business. I have been represented by many art galleries over the years. I have spent the last 22 years selling my work at art shows. I have met many many people. Many of them I still have contact with through friendships, customers and students.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The best time ever would sharing memories and toasting to our future. I don’t get out that much, and right now I don’t encourage it. If I do get out I visit the local eateries and shops in my area.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout is to everyone who appreciates handmade furniture. Who wants to have a connection with the person who made a table or chair that they use every day. My business (since 1985) would not have been successful without you. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Instagram: Alberts Wood Studio
Facebook: Alberts Wood Studio