Colm has been super busy in his workshop. Making a heap of stools, reindeers and cheese platters just to name a few.
The most recent product Colm has finished was a cheese/antipasto platter for a local client. The platter is made from beautiful reclaimed red gum timber. Colm found this piece of timber locally, under a large pile of wooden planks, he dusted it off, put it though his planer thicknesser to discover under the dirt a lovely piece of red gum with amazing grain. Colm then worked his magic joining the timber together, fashioning a solid steel ring and handles creating the finnished platter you now see.
Ripple Craft HQ has been a hive of activity of late. We were busy getting organised for the last two markets at Violet Town and the Rose Street Market in Melbourne. It was a busy weekend but it was great to talk to some amazing local people as well those from interstate about our products. So many people were amazed that Colm makes everything by hand, bending, shaping and welding the stools. The only thing he doesn’t do is the powder coating, these are sent off to be done locally (because he is fussy and wants to ensure the products meet his level of quality).
The Ripple Craft office and workshop have been in overdrive providing quotes and making some lovely handcrafted stools for some new clients. You will see in the picture that the stools have been made from re-bar and the timber top is made from recycled and reclaimed Murray Pine floor boards. It’s great to see some amazing local timber bought back to life with love and care.
In other news, Colm has just received another order for two new bespoke designed stools which should challenge all of his creative talents. We will keep you updated on the progress of these shortly!
I have been busy all week trying to come up with a new design for a stackable stool. Not as easy as it sounds. Check out my up and coming workshop blog for more details and photos.