It is difficult to see yourself accurately, to access your own work and by extension, to see how your skills have improved both aesthetically and technically. I am not handy by nature and I am not naturally comfortable around power tools and yet, here I am, with more tools and skills than I could have ever imagined.

I have spent the last month or so not creating, or at least not creating Foundlings but in making a more efficient workspace. Clearly, having the right tool for the job is critical but having a space that is conducive to working is just as important. I have found that if you don’t “see” the tool, you don’t use it so I have set out to make the tools visible and the space more efficient with clear surfaces to work on.

I had a very productive past year producing more than 23 pieces. Due in part to the pandemic, I was in the workshop more. I am excited to see what this new year will bring — more creativity, more pieces and perhaps, more importantly, a return to normal times.