Special things happen in the studio as Shelley uses longleaf pine needles to create baskets, bowls, wind spinners, Christmas ornaments, and more.
Meet Devin Ulery of Carolina Farm Table, Studio number 6 on our tour. Growing up in his father’s workshop in Alleghany County, Devin has been working and using tools of his trade since he was 10 years old. He built his first table at 17. Devin and his wife Anna feel the Mountains of NC are their home. Though they love to travel, their home here in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a wonderful place to raise their two daughters.
Carolina Farm Table uses new and reclaimed wood, mostly domestic hardwoods to create custom built solid wood style dining tables. By hand plaining many of their tables they create a look that a machine cannot produce. This is an art form all its own.
Meet Chris Durgin. When asked what brought Chris to Alleghany County his response is “I came to visit some friends, I love the music, that was 15 years ago”
You can visit Chris at stop number 3 on our tour! Under the name Durgin Orginals he creates furniture and instruments.
“My favorite project is always the next one. It is exciting to do new work.”— Chris Durgin
When asked about his creative process Chris smiles and says…
“I start out with a cup of coffee, pencil and a pad of paper, then work with the client to get a bio from them…a feel of shapes and colors of the piece, the function. From there I continue…its all about the wood.”